Who Will We Become?

Insights into Growth and Inner Peace

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Embracing Inclusion and Compassion 

A person of depth and character possesses a heart that embraces all – a heart that tolerates what the world finds intolerable, demonstrating an extraordinary air of sophistication. 

Such individuals do not dwell on trivial disputes but understand the art of concession and live life with a transparent ease. They are considerate, empathetic, and can fathom the hardships of others, forgiving their faults. The capacity to empathize and understand determines the breadth of the path we walk.

Cultivating Strength of Character 

Be a person of strength and integrity. Regardless of how others treat you, cherish and honor yourself to live up to that inner sense of pride. In your own world, be righteous and good; in the world of others, let things take their natural course. 

Love yourself unconditionally, embracing acceptance, serenity, and confidence. Lead a life that is ordinary yet remarkable, passionate yet steady, avoiding vanity, complaints, and unnecessary entanglements. Embrace every moment with sincerity and dedication, finding your way and making it worthwhile.

The Art of Relaxation 

It’s vital to learn the art of relaxation and to maintain a sense of calm in the chaos of life. Constant strain and effort can lead to exhaustion and drain our enthusiasm. By cultivating a sense of detachment and tranquility, we alleviate life’s anxieties and unnecessary internal conflicts. For the things beyond our control, we learn not to over-engage or worry excessively. 

Those who master the art of relaxation live with a serene and natural demeanor, controlling the rhythm of their lives and allowing the universe to unfold as it should.

The Journey from Hardship to Sweetness 

Life is a journey each of us must walk alone, bearing our burdens and facing our challenges. Everyone carries unseen sorrows and silent tears; no one is spared by time. Behind every facade of success and happiness, there are untold stories of coldness and hardship. 

In moments of solitude and struggle, stand tall and strive with all your might. Remember, after the bitterness comes the sweetness; after the cold winter, spring blooms. Believe in yourself, for with enough courage, there’s no adversity you cannot overcome.

How does our brain’s consciousness increasingly distance us from a sense of control?

The human brain is not vastly different in structure from many other organisms, yet we lead lives distinctly unlike other species on Earth. Amidst billions of people, it’s a rarity to find two individuals who are exactly alike, not just in appearance but more profoundly in thought and consciousness. 

This suggests that natural evolution prioritized Homo sapiens, allowing the soul to exert some of its functions. It represents the seeds of goodness and the blossoms of civilization, battling the instinctual urge to compete, akin to animals, thereby achieving an evolutionary upgrade.

Throughout human history, numerous saints and prophets have unlocked the wisdom of understanding all things during their spiritual ascension. Buddha once remarked, “It’s astounding how all sentient beings possess the wisdom and virtues of the Tathagata, but due to delusions and attachments, they fail to realize it.

Similarly, Jesus said:

God alone knows the way to Wisdom; He knows the exact place to find it. He knows where everything is on earth; he sees everything under heaven..” – Job 28:23-28 MSG

Thus, for thousands of years, humanity has perpetuated a cycle of birth, maturation, learning, thinking, farming, working, loving, marrying, procreating, aging, and dying, continuously validating these wise teachings. Even today, these religious teachings play a significant role.

But are we truly happier now than the humans of hundreds or thousands of years ago?

For many, the answer might be that, on a societal level, with better material conditions and increased life expectancy, we should be happier. But when it comes down to the individual, it’s rare for someone to claim absolute bliss in their life. Temporary happiness might be common, but that’s precisely why so many seek spiritual enlightenment or religious solace. We are not truly content, or perhaps, our brains have deceived us.

Our brains evolved when humans were far from being the advanced species we are today. However, due to nature’s slow pace of evolution, our brain’s consciousness has become an impediment to our pursuit of happiness. The ‘self-attachment,’ ‘desire,’ and ‘greed‘, ’anger‘, ’conceit‘, ignorance’, ‘skeptical doubt’ constantly generate unhappiness. 

They diminish our control over achieving a happy and contented state of life. Our neural pathways, like algorithms of a computer, were coded and trained in ancient times, primarily focusing on survival, territory, food, conflict, and brevity of life. But with the advent of civilization, humans need cooperation, spiritual growth, and the aim to transcend mortality and return to eternity – goals unattainable with the old neural algorithms. As we use outdated algorithms to navigate new directions, the internal conflicts push us further from our goals, farther from civilization, control, and peace.

Therefore, enhancing our awareness, wisdom, unity of knowledge and action, and sense of happiness becomes one of the most urgent tasks of our time.