In ancient Greek “Pneuma” (πνεῦμα) means “breath” and in a religious context it stands for “soul” or “spirit”.
“Soma” (σῶμα) is the opposite, and it means “body”, as a distinct entity from the soul.
With these two words, the world had a completely new significance, or better, it became more visible, almost tangible: we are two, two as one.
“We are spirit bound to this flesh” sings Maynard Keenan of Tool, and these words resonate with me. We are spirits, we always have been, but we are also physical entities that must interact with each other in order to reach “great knowledge”, by mistake, by love, by being together and by being alone.
Let your spirit shine, and let your body walk you through the experience of life.