War is the teacher, soldiers its students. Faith and Knowledge the greatest weapons of war. Through stories, we reshape the narratives to strengthen our resolve, awaken the truth, expand our vision beyond the limits of the Matrix and bring us closer to God. In the end, God wins. Listen to Fishers of Men – 20210123 (bards.fm) on BardsFM on Apple Podcasts
Connection to God is our purpose, a lifelong journey of seeking the truth and discovering who we are. Sometimes we have to be shaken to emotionally and physically to wake up. The past year the present and the future has and will be our awakening. We are starting realize there is something greater, something more than we could ever imagine. The world is not as it seems and we live in two inseparable worlds, the metaphysical as well as the physical. We are not humans living a spiritual life but spiritual beings living a physicals life in this human form. There are so many aspects regarding the spiritual and human condition and seeking the truth. It can be an arduous and difficult journey, and as we are learning, very disturbing emotionally. Humanity as a whole, have experienced indoctrination and programming since birth. Our culture, education, religion and political systems have conditioned us in our belief and thought processes. This spiritual awakening is get our attention and help us remember who we really are, why we are here because. We have been distracted by the material world with confusion and distortions for so long.
Each of us have a an emotional connection to words and phrases, and they are different from person to person. Each of us speaks, listens, and thinks in our own special language; we have been shaped by our culture, experiences, profession, personality, morals and attitudes, but one thing we do have in common; we are here to evolve spiritually in our own way. We are spiritual beings lost in the material world with free will to chose our path, positive or negative.
The positive path, is one whose highest priority is to love others as they love themselves; cares and helps people, animals and the planet; knows that we are all One, consciously attempts to honor this Oneness; and meditates, contemplates and prays to stay connected, and goes deeper in understanding the self.
A person on the negative path is someone who loves and cares only about the self; controlling others by any means possible. We are now seeing that for ourselves.
We have choices everyday, positive or negative, also known as good and evil. Our thoughts, emotions and actions are part of these choices. Positive thinking generates positive emotions resulting in positive actions. Negative thinking works the same way. We all have these thoughts, we are human.
Thoughts on Happiness, a very contagious positive emotion
Consider happiness is love, a spiritual experience of living in the moment with appreciation, gratitude, compassion and service to others.
A wider perspective of happiness is possible by stepping back from our situation to see the bigger picture. Scientist call this practice “self distancing” which allows us to think more clearly about our problems as well as to reduce our stress response and our negative emotions. This broader perspective also allows us to get beyond our own limited immediate self interest into a perspective that takes into account the interest of others.
Humility helps helps us remember our common bond with each other and to avoid isolation, judgment and indifference and to remember that we are all in this world together.
Laughing at ourselves helps develop humor. Humor seems like something that is spontaneous and natural that cannot be cultivated, but the ability to laugh at ourselves and see the rich ironies and funny realities in our life is actually, like perspective, something that we can learn with practice over time.
Certainly, laughter unites people, and social support has been shown in studies to improve mental and physical health. Indeed, the presumed health benefits of laughter may be coincidental consequences of its primary goal: bringing people together.
Happiness is an electrifying and elusive state. Philosophers, theologians, psychologists, and even economists have long sought to define it. Every person has unique life experiences, and therefore unique experiences of happiness and their own definition .
Perhaps any possibility of happiness requires an acceptance of reality. This is the only place from which one can start to work for personal or global change. That is our goal and journey, what is our reality. Meditation is a place that allows us to accept our life moment by moment without judgment or the expectation for life to be other than what it is.