Yesterday was one of those broken days… Days where you realize how broken the world is, how broken people are, how broken I am. Brutal murders and people tearing each other apart is currently a greater part of the world’s reality than love and respect is. Some of my friends getting an abortion due to being unmarried and having an unplanned pregnancy… is this not also killing of your own child? Or has the lines between black and white faded so much, that all we now can see is one shade of grey? My country’s State Of the Nation Adress (SONA) was the biggest circus that you will ever see in a parliament. This SONA indicates the instability of the county’s people. Everyday on Facebook I see how someone has been murdered on a farm but it never reaches any official media outlets. Racism is still very alive here. Homophobia is practiced and praised and sometimes even by my own family. I would share my beliefs and lessons I have learned, which are treasures to me as I paid a big price to learn them, only to find that people throw them out to the pigs and call it judgmental.
I have to ask myself WHY? WHY ARE WE SO BROKEN! Why can we not do the right thing, when we know what is the right thing to do. We know that the wrong thing would destroy others and even ourselves, yet we cannot stop destroying. From a scientific point of view, looking at the timeline since humans started exponentially growing, the human race is the most deadly and destructive virus that the Earth has ever seen. Our species alone have caused hundreds of other whole species to go extinct (Bringing forth massive extinction event in earth’s history). We burn and use so much of resources that the rest of nature has to step aside or blatantly be killed so that we can build another shopping mall, even though there is already three in that town. Lilly Allen has a song, “FEAR”, the chorus is:
And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And its not my fault it’s how I’m programmed to function
I’ll look at the sun and I’ll look in the mirror
I’m on the right track yeah I’m on to a winner
I don’t know what’s right and what’s real anymore
I don’t know how I’m meant to feel anymore
When do you think it will all become clear
And I’ll be taken over by the fear
Read more: Lily Allen – The Fear Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Read it again and think about the world we live in. You will see that she is singing about the world’s mentality. HUMANS = WEAPONS of MASSIVE CONSUMPTION. We have been PROGRAMMED (like robots by the world/media) to function like this. We don’t know what is RIGHT or REAL anymore (Rainbow with one grey pigment). People are still searching for answers, but the questions they are asking leads them into downward spirals of massive destruction. People ask themselves: “How can I have more?” rather than “How can I be content with what I have?”
People ask themselves: “How do I find a more attractive partner?”, rather than “How can I learn to love my partner deeper?”
People ask themselves: “How can I become more successful?”, rather than “How can my life have more meaning?”
The chorus ends with the line, ‘And I will be taken over by fear’. My interpretation of this is the FEAR OF DEATH. Running after all these ‘goals’ of money, fame and success is an empty journey that manifests itself fully the moments before death in the greatest fear of all. It only becomes clear as you ‘exit’ the ‘rat race’:
“I have spent my whole life to gather wealth and fame, now I will lose everything, I lived as if I will never die and never invested into what happens after the threshold of death, where I am standing now.”
Our souls want to live forever and inherently we know death is not the end of our souls, yet we (in general) humans, live as if our body is all there is. Pleasure and Power is all some people live for. This mentality is enforced, promoted and controlled by media, as they know that these things will program people to become MASSIVE CONSUMERS and bring in revenue to the Product Producer, giving them more money and more power.
Can you see that asking the right question is more important than finding the right answer to it?
Jesus said in Matthew 7:7, that whatever we are continually seeking after, we will find. I initially thought this meant if we seek God, we will find Him. It surely does mean that, but that is just one application. This ‘promise’ is one amazing PROMISE to every human soul. This is (in my opinion), what the LAW of ATTRACTION is, or ‘The Secret’ as some may refer to it. This ‘Law’ states that whatever you want and focus on, the ‘Universe’ would give you. You just need to focus and meditate on it enough.
When you focus and meditate on it, you become aware of it and start searching for it. You start seeking whatever you want to ‘obtain’. Jesus said that Father would give you whatever you are searching for, if you keep on searching for it. The law of attraction, in my opinion, is therefore a spin off of Matt 7:7. This means if I seek to have the most expensive Lamborghini and I seek it above all else, God would ‘reward’ my seeking, by giving it to me. This does not mean I do nothing, it means that I exhort all my time, effort and resources on seeking this Lamborghini and in time, I will receive it. But there is a side to this that few of us learn when get something we really wanted, only to realize we never needed it and we have grossly overestimated it’s value: The time spent on finding the desired object, can never be regained. This is where the FEAR sets in it’s claws.
In conclusion, I think we (humans) are the reason the world is in the broken, destructive and evil state it is in, we cannot blame God or nature. If every human has the Promise to receive what he/she is seeking after, we better make sure we are seeking for the truth/meaning and not some materialistic decoy, for once we spend our time, we have lost it forever. We destroy our own world because we are seeking ’empty goals’.