The more pleasure you seek while trying to avoid any pain is how fast your spiritual self will be sucked into the world. This is a paraphrase of a line from a sermon that popped out of my head in a sermon yesterday. it resonated because if you have ever been the prodigal son and walked back to the spiritual realm of god – you will understand that line all too well. are the world and all the cool things to do and experience fun? yes. it is. will they ever fill the heart and soul of a human being? not in the long term. what happens in the long term is you will become oblivious that your heart and soul are covered up with the cares of the world.
to learn this seemingly simple lesson, cost me everything. was it worth it? In hindsight, yes, but walking through the path to try to change, well, it really was painful, and it didn’t take a short amount of time, but rather it is a daily struggle of sorts. it also looks completely bizarre with the capitalistic world's view of what life is about. “what do you mean, you are happier with less than more?”
This phenomenon was first noticed when trying to take agrowbox into the world. I would look at the kids and in some cases, wonder, “why is it they are so happy, yet they have so little?” I am not sure if the answer is they don’t know any better? or truly having what you need is a better path to life than trying to seek a life that resides in the future of, “if I only had this or that…I would be happy.”
what I am seeing and sensing today inside the USA is a sad phenomenon that is a precursor for the coming artificial intelligence age when machines will be doing what humans used to, and the humans will have a lot of time on their hands. I don’t see the middle class growing, but rather a very small group of elite folks controlling a whole lot – and a lot of people just sitting and staring into boxes, trying to entertain themselves. and the world of medicine, which will have some amazing tools and inventions with the Nano-bots and other sensor networks on a human, will simply invent more things/drugs so that no one ever feels any pain.
it also will lead to a society where no one is healthy, and the idea of a path for healthy becomes a very narrow path, as the systems will use fear and control (I am not sure if it is masked as caring and loving) to keep the herd of people in line. I guess my biggest fear is that the society will think it has freedoms, yet it is entrapped inside a cage where like ancient Rome – keep them entertained and medicated so they don’t have to think.
maybe that is the advantage of turning away from the prodigal son life. you look back and shake your head and think, “what was I doing? what was I thinking?”
odd times. today I will sketch up what the “you” show might very well become today. how odd that an amazing 5,000-person immersion might actually become a place for a few people to come, sit with themselves, and hopefully start to heal from the world's view, to what they are really like, sans makeup of any sorts.
it is sort of like going in the desert, but with modern day amenities. the later has me shake my head, but a part of me wonders if many people could initially detox and handle the simplicity of a happy life?
Tis odd, I don’t think I got out what I wanted to write about this subject, but the 10 minutes are over….such are the rules.