Alright, so it seems like, to begin, we have to get on the same page about ONE thing. Otherwise, we can go nowhere. We cannot even speak. And if we are on the same page about this one thing, we can begin to speak about The Trackless Path. That ONE thing to which I refer is the idea of Spirit. And I think that that is a safe place to start, a place where each of us, coming from our varied backgrounds, can find some common ground. It is not uncommon for people to say, now-a-days, that though they are not religious, they are in fact spiritual. I find that interesting. And I just looked up some statistics on my phone about it. It is from a poll taken by the PEW Research Center in 2017:
Religious and Spiritual: 48%
Spiritual but not Religious: 27%
Neither Religious Nor Spiritual: 18%
Religious but NOT Spiritual: 6%
That is actually kind of encouraging. It means that at least 75% of the people in the US alone are open to a discussion about this Idea of Spirit.
And I suppose that makes sense. Recently, I downloaded a movie called Soul by Disney. It's about a guy who dies and wants to return to his body. The whole show surrounds the themes of life before and after death and takes for granted the idea that there is a Spirit which exists irrespective of the body....
Have to pick this up later...