If you accept the existence of the spirit, then how can sleep be explained? For

@marvit79 (342)
Italy
December 1, 2006 3:51am CST
If you accept the existence of the spirit, then how can sleep be explained? For an immortal spirit would not sleep, as it not an organism in the sense of an animal. If our spirit existed as part of our self, we should therefore have a form of consciousness in our sleep.
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• United States
7 Dec 06
Hmmm... now that's a deep subject.
• United States
7 Dec 06
Actually you do. You are aware of comfort, cold, heat, pressure or lack of it. You dream, wake and sleep again. Your mind never really shuts down. It is busy filing everything it has absorbed throughout the day. Some things are placed in long term memory, others only need short term, some are things that go to the miscellaneous file. Things you really don't need but might find useful some day. Sleep studies recording brain activity have shown that there are people who's brains are more active while they sleep than when they are awake. Some might argue that the brain is not part of the spirit yet with out that brain there is no mind and without a mind there can be no spirit. At least in corporeal form.
@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
6 Dec 06
In a sense we do have a form of consciousness in our sleep: We dream. But at the same time you are connecting the immortal spirit with a mortal body. Our immortal spirit may not need sleep, but the body does.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Maybe its just the body that sleeps. The spirit may be conscious all the time. I have heard it said that we dream all the time we just don't remember all of our dreams.
• Singapore
5 Dec 06
too deep for me to understand, can you elabrate more simply? :S
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
5 Dec 06
if we enter the spiritual realm then no one ever sleeps they just transend this conscious plain. If this is the case then our dreams are simply our spirits dancing
@alladisada (2305)
• India
5 Dec 06
no gods or spirit world Conciousness cannot exist without form. 1. It's never been proven 2. it goes against the laws of science 3. it makes no logical sense. "WIthout a doubt"? I can say this with as much certainty as I can tell you that the next time you drive in your car, the road won't turn to gouda cheese under your tires.
@vijay12 (1643)
• India
1 Dec 06
That apart,I am wondering how many,of these so called spirits,should be there in the Universe,after,at least,Life,began on earth and elsewhere in the Universe.This includes those of the animals,insects,bacteria......
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
1 Dec 06
You are attaching the spirit to the body though...Our spirits dont sleep in my opinion but our bodies need to..when we sleep though our physical body is the only thing sleeping..our minds dont sleep, our organs dont sleep and neither does our spirit