This morning I was reading a book about the science of spiritual medicine. I always wonder why there is a strange correlation between trying to improve your inner soul and seeming to have to deal with issues that test and stress that you are. Many times you seem to revert back to where you seem to move no farther along than where you were before you put in all the effort and work to change something.
I might have just answered why humanity doesn’t seem to change much over time. The effort required inside oneself is a battle that seems to take a lot of time, you seem to make the same mistakes over and over, so it probably is simply easier to blame something externally and just follow the tried and true path of man over the ages – try to obliterate that which is different.
I pray our Augmanity technologies will somehow allow everyone with differing ideas and beliefs to see that the other is merely a human just like themselves, no better or worse for wear in the grand scheme of life.
The other thought of the application of the technology is that it could be used as a sort of control devise, much like the same path I see available with all wearable technologies. You can simply numb and dumb people and have them think they are living a great life. That is where our modern technologies with machines have us heading. Perhaps that is why the Colorado lab is being built out in the middle of nature. There will be a smart grid for all the vegetables and other project, but it will only be connected to a local smart network. Maybe I should call it the off the grid smart house? Smart homestead? Frontier? (if you have any ideas, let me know)
When I read that the human soul needs constant renewal, I thought about each day I wake up, and then go through the day, to fall asleep at night. It seems that many days, I will work on one issue or problem area inside myself, and seemingly, I get to face that issue and seem to make little to no progress in dealing with it. Later that night, I sit and wonder, “How can I change that part of me? Is it even possible?”
This is the frustration and the necessary part of constant renewal. While our body is probably the best battery on the planet. It lasts about 80 years anymore if you simply treat it well, 90 to 100 years will not be out of the question in just a few years. Each day you wake and eat your food. In essence you are filling and charging up your human battery.
Everyone knows that value of exercise, yet, as the world becomes more developed and we have a myriad of choices with how to spend our time, we seem to be en masse be getting larger than we are healthier. To me the ideal exercise would be the ability to exercise my bicep eating a giant cheeseburger and pizza and still being healthy. Nice illusion, but as you get older, I think it is more imperative you exercise and keep the joints somewhat flexible and nimble as your body does what it is designed to do…it ages.
Then there is the way our world is heading. I read and interesting blurb about having kids, and those who don’t want kids tend to be selfish. Despite hearing the sting of the words, I have to agree. If you have kids, and you raise them well – it is a pretty selfless job. Our modern world has values that seem to be blurred form when I was a kid. The idea of family is now simply a group of people that might get together a few days years and lament having to do it. Our society is a bit like our soda and beverage cans, disposable. You simply get used to having a few friends you grew up with in your life, but the rest fall into a world where there is a separation between personal, business, religious, political, and any other category of life we want to use to keep everything in nice neat boxes.
The problem is the world is moving away from the nice box of chocolate type life. There is a large blur between the personal, business, religious, political and any other category we want to put in. Man is going to have to learn to find a balance and have all the elements of his life seem to resemble more of a big mixing bowl with all the ingredients in it at the same time.
Maybe the constant renewal of the future is simply you have to take the time to mix all the ingredients in the bowl each day you wake up. The good, the bad, the not so good and the great, to find that space where you have balance in a world that is a bit out of balance.
That is the morning ramble. I hope each of your parts all stir together nicely and you have a wonderful day.