Spirit Nature, Not Human Nature
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I pray that this blog finds everyone in good health and spirits. I have finally made it to Sioux Falls, SD and made my delivery yesterday. I am still having some issues after the huge collision I was in (Read Life Is Fragile) but I am over-coming these issues. My biggest issue is when I am on a two-lane highway at night and the on-coming vehicle doesn't dim their lights.
I have been asked many times how people can be so evil and mean. More and more people have asked me this in 2020 as we see people show so much hate towards others and we see people be so negative towards one another. For me, it makes sense that we would see a lot of hate in 2020 because in 2020 we separated people physically. Without human contact, it is easier to no longer look at each other as fellow humans with human emotions.
First of all, let me explain human nature. Humans have three parts to them. Flesh, Spirit, and Soul. You may have seen cartoons where a character has the devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. This is depicting the battle we all deal with inside. The devil in that cartoon depicts the flesh and the angel depicts the spirit. We are the soul. Everyone on this earth and in this life is made of flesh and the flesh is selfish. The spirit always wants to do good and is caring. The thing we struggle with is that while we may want to follow the spirit, our soul is weak and is easily persuaded to follow the flesh. Let's be honest, the flesh is easy and generally more fun. Following the spirit generally means we give up our own desires and there is generally no rewards. Our human nature is to go with the flesh. When we go with the spirit, we are going against human nature and going with spirit nature. Every single person has human nature and will follow the flesh. Some follow the flesh more times than others, but everyone does it. This is why I have no faith in any human no matter what their title or position in life.
There are ways that we can have some control over which side we follow.
One way is to have faith in a higher being or spirit. This is the most popular way people makes it easier to follow the spirit and show love towards others but this alone doesn't work. In fact, most religions teach us that we must do other things everyday to help us feel the spirit.
The best way we help feed the spirit and make it easier to follow the spirit is to surround ourselves with others who also desire to follow the spirit. Let's face it, humans were created to be social creatures. We desire and need to be around other people. In fact, you can judge a person's character by the company they keep. When we surround ourselves with others who desire to follow the spirit, we are kept in check (iron sharpens iron) and our soul is motivated to follow the spirit by the spirits in others. It is hard to do wrong when you always have good people around you. And I don't care what anyone says, modern technology can not change this. Computers can not change what is inside us.
In 2020, we separated people. I know it was in the name of safety, but that doesn't change human nature. We were unable to have that person to person human interaction that we need. We were unable to surround ourselves with others who desire to follow the spirit. And even though we can interact via social network, that is not the same as person to person contact. There is also something about hugs and touch that is magical when you need comfort and encouragement. Hugs and touch is sometimes all that a person needs to get them to stop following the flesh and follow the spirit. The mask also hurts our soul. The mask makes it easier for us to not see the other person as a human with human emotions and feelings. This is the same reason why people can easily have road rage and why it is easier to have hate over the internet. When we see a car or our computer, it is easy to forget that there is a human in that car or on the other side of the computer screen. This is why 2020 has seen so much hate and so little love. Human nature is to follow the flesh.
The good news is that we can still follow the spirit. Yes, it is twice as difficult but we can do it. It will require each person to look more to a higher being or spirit and to get away from negative people. Read more religious and inspirational quotes, books, and poems. Watch more funny non-political sitcoms (I have been watching more of the older shows). If possible, visit friends and family who wants to follow the spirit and help out volunteer organizations.
If society doesn't see the bad that is going on, things will get worse. Changing political leaders will not fix our problems because they can not solve the root problem. It is us who must make the change. Each individual and that means that the change starts with you and I. Let us be the light that the world needs right now. Let yourself be the light to love and peace, not hate. Let yourself be used for love and join me.
The Oklahoma Tomcat
"Life is fragile, handle with care."