What is the Meaning of Spirit? By Isidro Sid Martinez
What is the Meaning of Spirit?
What does it mean to you? What does the spiritual path mean to you?
Please post your definition or your comments for everyone to see. It would be greatly appreciated to begin a dialog as to the meaning of spirit and the spiritual path.
I have included a dictionary definition below:
How did the meaning become what it is today when originally it meant breathe or breath?
1spir·it Listen to the pronunciation of 1spirit
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, espirit, spirit, from Latin spiritus, literally, breath, from spirare to blow, breathe
Date: 13th Century
1: an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
2: a supernatural being or essence: as acapitalized : holy spirit
2c: an often malevolent being that is bodiless but can become visible; specifically : ghost
2 d: a malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being
3: temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated
4: the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person
5 a: the activating or essential principle influencing a person
5 b: an inclination, impulse, or tendency of a specified kind : mood
6 a: a special attitude or frame of mind
6 b: the feeling, quality, or disposition characterizing something
7: a lively or brisk quality in a person or a person's actions8: a person having a character or disposition of a specified nature9: a mental disposition characterized by firmness or assertiveness