Monday, August 20, 2012
CAUSE AND EFFECT
One of my favorite authors Ralph Waldo Emerson sure had a way of stating things in simple terms that should be easy for us to comprehend.I have always been amazed by the wisdom that this man shared with all who would but take time to listen.I wanted to share this quote from him with you today.Mr Emerson stated:"Shallow men believe in luck, they believe in circumstances....Strong men believe in cause and effect." Dealing with cause and effect is like trying to cure an ailment's symptons (that would be the effects or conditions) and not curing the underlying cause of the ailment by going to the root cause and finding out how to eliminate the root cause.We as humans often times are just happy allievating the symptons with drugs or any other treatment that will do the job. However when we do that we are still left with the "inner" or "root" cause of the problem and usually the same problem will continue to crop up from time to time. If we are to completely "heal" ourselves I believe we need to work from the inside to the outside.By that I mean trying to figure out the oft times buried reason for the ailment by doing our "inner" or spiritual work.Thus by discovering the "real" reason for that ailment we can then rid ourselves of it permanantly.The Science of Mind textbook has stated the following which I agree with wholeheartedly: "Just so far as we depend upon any condition, past, present, or future, we are creating chaos, because we are then dealing with conditions (effects) and not with causes." So in closing I will wish for all of you beautiful people a ton of happiness, good health,and all good things.May the "ailments" you have be few and far between, and may you quickly learn to be able to discover the root causes, so that you can keep your life filled with inner peace.Again may I remind you to try right now to do something nice for someone whether its a phone call to an old friend, a special hug to someone you love, a warm smile to the "stranger" you pass on the street, or anything else you may imagine.That way when you are retiring for the night, you can look back and see that today you have indeed done a great service in helping all of us humans to see that truly all we do need is love."HUGS" to all.