Man is like an island, a circle within circles. Man is separated from these outer circles by his mind, his beliefs, and the limitations put upon him by a life away from the Earth. The circle of man, the island of self, is the place of logic, the 'I,' the ego, and the physical self. That is the island that man has chosen to live within today, and in doing so he has created a prison for himself. The walls of the island prison are thick, made up of doubts, logic, and lack of belief. His isolation from his greater circles of self is suffocating and prevents him from seeing life clearly and purely. It is a world of ignorance where the flesh is the only reality, the only god.
Beyond man's island of ego, his prison, lies the world of the spirit-that-moves-in-all-things, the force that is found in all things. It is a world that communicates to all entities of Creation and touches the Creator. It is a circle of life that houses all man's instinct, his deepest memory, his power to control his body and mind, and a bridge that helps man transcend flesh. It is a world that expands man's universe and helps him to fuse himself to the earth. Most of all, it is a world that brings man to his higher self and spiritual rapture.
There is a circle, an island, beyond the circle of the life force: the world of the spirit. Man lives also in this world, for his spirit walks also in this land in the spirit. Here man finds the duality of self, where at one moment he walks in flesh, and then again in spirit. It is a world of the unseen and eternal, where life and death, time and place, are a myth. A place where all things are possible. A place where man transcends self and fuses with all things of Earth and spirit. It is a place closest to the Creator and to the limitless powers of Creation. Beyond this place is the consciousness of all things, the final circle of power before the Creator.
Man living in the island of self is living but a small part of what life is all about. Man must transcend the barriers, the prison of ego and thought, and reach the Creator. All islands, all circles, must be bridged. Each world must be understood, then finally fused into an absolute and pure 'oneness.' Then there can be no inner or outer dimension, no separation of self, just a pure oneness where man is at once all things. It is in this fusion of worlds that man will know all things and live the deeper meanings of life. Man moves within all things, and all things move within man. Then, and only then, can man ever hope to touch God.
Modern man cannot know these worlds, these circles, that exist beyond his own ego. The logical mind will never allow man to expand beyond the ego or the flesh, for that is where the logical mind feels safe. Modern thought is the prison of the soul and stands between man and his spiritual mind. The logical mind cannot know absolute faith, nor can it know pure thought, for logic feeds upon logic and does not accept things that cannot be known and proved by flesh. Thus man has created a prison for himself and his spirit, because he lacks belief and purity of thought. Faith needs no proof nor logic, yet man needs proof before he can have faith. Man then has created a cycle which cannot be broken, for if proof is needed, there can be no faith.
~ Stalking Wolf