Do you believe in ghosts?

What’s the spirit in you?

Jerry Pompilio

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Why does this word exist?

Strange how some words come to exist.

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

Maya Angelou

I was inspired to write from a line I heard in the series “The Chosen”. The scene shows Jesus explaining the “Holy Spirit” to the high priest.

He asks him to listen. He then asks him what does he hear? His answer was the wind. Jesus asks how do you know it’s the wind? You can’t see it but you know it’s there. It’s the same thing with the spirit. You can’t see it but you know it’s there.

Spirit is just such a word. I thought of it because it is a word that describes the indescribable. Off I go on a mission to find out why this word exists?

My first search in the dictionary

ORIGIN Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Latin spiritus ‘breath, spirit’, from spirare ‘breathe’.

  • The non physical part of a person is the seat of emotions and character; the soul: we seek harmony between body and spirit.
  • The non physical part of a person is regarded as a person’s true self and as capable of surviving physical death or separation: a year after he left, his spirit is still present.
  • The non physical part of a person manifested as an apparition after their death; a ghost. • a supernatural being: shrines to nature spirits. • (the Spirit) short for Holy Spirit.

Why would you need to describe the indescribable?

I choose to record the part of the description dealing with the non-physical.

Something you can’t touch or see, but somehow you know it’s there. The little voice in your head you talk with all the time. You can’t see it or touch it, but always there, sometimes even when you wish it would shut up.

So what is it? This thing makes you aware you’re there.

This question has been in people’s heads since the day they became conscious, became aware of the voice, aware of themselves.

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Jerry Pompilio

Jerry Pompilio, Small business survivor. With over 50 years in the service business. At this stage, it’s time to pay it back. To help others survive it too.