We are spiritual animals
Fact is, humans are thinking animals.
Homo sapiens = "wise man" or "thinking man"
Humans are spiritual animals.
Spiritual at the same time, animal at the same time.
Never are we not spiritual, never are we not animals.
At certain times, we may practise suspending one or the other, but the fact is that we are both at the same time.
Now, as it is with a pet dog that licks itself, it is simultaneously disgusting and endearing.
That's how we are with our babies, aren't we? We are simultaneously disgusted with them and find them endearing, when they smear food on their faces. When they poop and laugh.
Disgusting and endearing.
Animal and spiritual.
At the same time, all the time.
Such is love.