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Happiness and the laws of naturalness


Happiness as a result of being natural

Being natural, to a great extent is not as easy to define as it may seem. Naturalness is to be found in the nature of all realities, whether manifest or not.

It took on a living form in the web of providence, in which we clearly see the good hands of a loving Creator of all things. 

The laws of being are those specific laws of naturalness which stipulates the conditions, rationale and limits of existence for all that is contained in absolute reality.

Much has been written and said about happiness – many agree that it is a state of being. But of this being, consensus seems to be lacking. Bring two people together and ask them to pinpoint that exact state of being at which we could say someone is profoundly happy, and you see variations of perceptions as to what constitutes happiness. This article will attempt to address the subject from a space of clarity, and subjective inferences avoided as much as possible.


The laws of  being

There are as many laws of being as any investigator of inner life would want to grapple with, but three of these laws immediately stand out in the way they embrace all else contained in others:


1. The law of love

The law of love is the primary law guiding the entire cosmos, and as creatures of love, we cannot get around the necessity of being love in our own experience and in the experiences of others. What is the larger implication of this?

First, that love is not something passive, it is being through prompt engagement in joyful activity. Any mediocre can sit in an armchair and talk about love endlessly with high sounding words, but only those really alive inwardly put love into practice by taking deliberate actions to care for themselves and others.

Sermons on love, however beautiful, cannot replace practical love. We need to get up and act in the overall interest of those we claim to love. A being cannot be loving and be lacking in happiness at the same time, because the practice of love brings happiness automatically to him.

2. The law of balance

The law of balance is consequent upon the law of love. We are to give unceasingly as we sow good thoughts, words and deeds, but we have a duty to also take. Taking ensures continuity in the necessary circulation of all the currents of love throughout the cosmic order.

By taking we do not mean mere blind grabbing of what comes our way, not minding whether we really need them or not, it means to take what we do need for immediate survival, and nothing more, for all things change forms and grabbing is actually a lack of faith in a universe of abundance.

In its advanced finer state, taking implies standing on duty to receive and transmit higher vibrations of love from higher to lower lying realms.

We cannot avoid taking without bringing harm upon ourselves anymore than we can avoid breathing in, in order not to be seen as greedy.

We can relate this to happiness by always ensuring there is a balance in the flow of inputs into our lives, and outputs we give out. Our physical, emotional, financial and spiritual health all depend on this balance.

3. The law of responsibility

This law is an inalienable attribute of the gift of freewill. Being spiritual at our deepest core, we are powerfully attracting magnets. But we could attract everything in sight in a wild medley of desires, and ultimately plunge ourselves into confusion and disease were it not for the free will to choose only those vibrations as suit our actual preferences in line with our nature. So the free will acts as a check, that we may not blindly bring upon ourselves what is harmful through choosing wrongly.

The responsibility is ours to choose to experience only what is noble and  uplifting by thinking only pure thoughts, speaking only the right words and doing only the right things. We are free to make this decision of choice only at the beginning of each event, but having chosen, we are irrevocably bound to the consequences of our decisions, and must accept responsibility, no matter whether the outcome is pleasant or sorrowful.

There is a school of thought that wants to pick a quarrel about this law of responsibility by claiming there are no right or wrong actions, but only actions, only experiences, which ultimately must lead to the good of the individual. I do not wish to contest their position, after all, a great deal of consciousness is immersed in a relativity duel between objectivity and subjectivity.

I only want to draw their attention to the fact that not all experiences ultimately lead to the good of the individual, only those experiences are beneficial from which their lessons were extracted and put to use.

If we observe the natural laws, we are free and happy. If we work against these laws, we suffer pain and anguish, and at its extreme, we may lose all the consciousness already acquired in the course of our wanderings through this part of this cosmos. And we return via the dark tunnel, to the Source whence we came, as a fruit of creation which didn’t accomplish its purpose. 

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Happiness and freedom, Life

A life worth living? 

​IS LIFE REALLY WORTH LIVING? 

Lost in the canyons of disillusionment, where the trail runs out and stops against granite barriers that walls us in, we cry “why hast thou forsaken me?” ~Ernest Holmes 🌹🍀

We live in times of great uncertainties. Never before had the human psyche been so overwhelmed by torrents of unprecedented catastrophes, such as we now witness daily. From starvation to extreme poverty, natural disaster, disease, war and cold-blooded genocide. It looks like the world as we use to know it can no longer be the same.

Obviously, something the greater majority of people are yet to grapple with has stepped into the world, and unless we speedily come to terms with it, we know not what will be. Worst case scenario: mankind stands a risk of being entirely wiped out! 

 Already for a long time, all nerves are excessively frayed, there is a feeling of helplessness, utter dejection and a sense of separation from life. Exactly as with a stranger in his own home, man no longer feels welcome in this abode that has nurtured him for so long. Added to this is the not so friendly silence of life, a silence so loud and deafening, as to be totally intimidating! In short, the silence leaves many in doubt as to whether there is a supreme intelligence which governs the universe or not. It appears the only thing earthman is sure of is this silence. 
The immediate effect is the disquiet in the souls of men. Is there really a God? Or is the whole idea of consciousness a grand illusion? To answer this question is same as answering the fundamental question of human existence.

A belief in God or Over-Soul or Mind or Cosmic Intelligence or the Light-Father, is nothing other than implicit confidence in the Wisdom that brought everything about. Let’s take it for granted that only a negligible few among humans can still in this age assert that life, such as we can see and observe around us is the offspring of chaos rather than planned Intelligence. Yet, intelligence is not intelligence for nothing, Intelligence is Divine wisdom – omniscience. Beauty and harmony are its natural attributes. It is perfection. 
Perfection however, is permanence in the strictest consistency, which precludes the possibility of errors. Any attempt to suggest or imply the existence of errors is proof of a lack of understanding, a distancing of oneself from true knowledge.

The greatest thing to know, it seems, is the awareness that Life is Perfect. This is what I refer to as the grandest of all premises! The most solid of all foundational agreements. If we can find a way to agree that life alone is absolute, truly, humanity would experience instant total rebirth! Every other ‘perfect’ reality exists as a molecule or microcosm of this absolute reality. Man can become faultless, yes, but that can only be accommodated within the limits of his own species, he can never on account of his faultlessness become as his Creator. God’s perfection can in no way be compared to the full completion of men!

Thus, we live in a flawless universe, with incorruptible laws maintaining order everywhere.  We have free will, which is the capacity to make free and unhindered decisions. This free will naturally goes with the responsibility to accept the natural outcome of our choices, good or bad. At the beginning, we are free to make only those choices which will create the outcomes or results we want, but having made the choice, we are bound to the outcome, and must experience it, pleasant or not. Right choices produce favourable and good results, wrong choices produce sorrowful outcomes.
Our problem is that we either deliberately make so light of this law of cause and effect, or we deceive ourselves when we say we have no freewill, creating in our imagination instead a God who fits into all our expectations, whether we are right or wrong. But God is not at all to be held responsible for our laziness, incomprehension or woes. His Perfect and Good Will is sufficient for a life of constant happiness. It ought to be our duty to find out well on time what this Will of God is, and adjust accordingly.

The solution to our sense of separation from life does not lie in false reassurances about how amazing or awesome we are, or could be, when in all truth we swim in utter wretchedness, it lies in a humility which accepts the truth as it is. Jingles and catchy phrases soon lose their effect the moment we are through reading or hearing them. 

We cannot heal ourselves by our sick selves. Not any more. The deadly virus has eaten too deep into the soul of mankind that every attempt at self healing would crumble from the outset. 
We urgently need the knowledge of the eternal laws governing this creation. Perhaps, the Creator did make a manual by which his creation should be examined and, understood. 
Life is a gift worth living, the moment we discover who we are and what place we are meant to occupy in its level playing field. Then we must go ahead and fill our place. It is one thing to know that there is a purpose behind your existence, it is another thing to fulfill that purpose. A gift not used has been rejected. We reject life each time when, instead of being fully alive, we lament and complain and play the victim’s game.

We must therefore awake and start asking the right questions. Even in an age of digital information overload, we can gain a lot and transform quickly by being humble seekers. Not until we finally agree that we know next to nothing of that which can be truly useful for us, can we awake.

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