Schelling, F W J - Clara or On Nature’s Connection to the Spirit World – Spring
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Clara or On Nature’s Connection to the Spirit World – F W J Schelling
O, Spring, time of longing, with what a zest for life you fill the heart! On the one hand, we are drawn to the spirit realm insofar as we feel that true bliss can exist only in that greatest profundity of life; on the other hand, with its thousandfold magic, nature calls heart and senses alike back into the external life.
Is it not hard that neither the internal nor the external alone satisfies us and that yet so few are capable of uniting them both within themselves!
Yet it is fundamentally only one and the same life in different forms. Why can't these two forms be at the same time, and our fate be a single united life from the very beginning?
You say it was man's own fault that they were separated and I must believe you, for I can see no other explanation for it. But won't they ever both be at the same time? Are they separated forever?
Won't the time ever come when the internal will be completely embodied in the external, the external fully transfigured into the internal, together representing only one indestructible life?