Some are destined to live in times of social upheaval, massive unemployment and war, victims of a painful destiny unable to find peace in the past or comfort in the present time. They suffer from cosmic amnesia; they don’t know where they came from, who they are or where they are going. These are the spiritual orphans of the world and are going to reincarnate again with their same state of consciousness.
After many painful forced incarnations an increasing longing arises within until one has returned where he came from. Our conscience is the voice of God calling us back Home. Man is a prisoner in this creation only for a little while, if hundreds of thousands of years can be called a little while. Then he will go back to his Home of Cosmic blissful consciousness. Therefore, even though your present state of consciousness seems real to you, stand before the introspecting gaze of your own soul wisdom to discover your faults and virtues. By constantly following the inner voice of conscience, which is the voice of God, you will become a truly moral and a highly spiritual being, a man and a woman of peace. Be honest with yourself. The world is not honest with you. The world loves hypocrisy. When you are honest with yourself, you will find the road to inner peace.
But there are some who know there is more to the meaning of life than just peace or comfort but are still unaware of life’s real meaning; they are searching for happiness everywhere except within themselves where true happiness bubbles up from the base of the spine. What does that really mean?
You could be looking half of your lifetime for happiness excepting to find some external circumstances to bring you peace and joy. For the spiritually uninformed, pursuing to acquire useless desires instead of your real needs is not the way. Happiness does not work that way; it springs forth from the base of the spine and trickles upward to the brain when you are in tune. The laws of karma govern out what is measured in the degree of prosperity one has been dealt with in life. Your past karmic actions will determine your financial success not your happiness.
In spite of that there are outer circumstances that cause happiness or joy to temporarily express itself from within but to the uninformed this condition has simply helped to release a flow of cascading joy from within the hidden pool of ever new bliss. Actual events are generally necessary to bring happiness in individual experiences; however, this creates the need to repeat these experiences when out of tune joy appears absent of any material cause.
There are those who try to find happiness in marriage; we try to develop a beautiful relationship with another soul, but because of our misbehavior, most of the time we are unable to be really in love with each other. Now what is beautiful with God is that He loves you no matter how you are. But as He sees you striving to change, then more and more of His love begins to be your reward. Remember that. Love is the fulfilling of the Law. The more you please God, the more you become in love, because He gives it to you.
Most people want to be in love don’t they? However if you are contemplating marriage; think once, think twice, then think again if the person you want to spend the rest of your days with is not spiritual and you are on the path. When the physical attraction wears off for the other person and the good looks or pretty faces wanes, you will not be loved, for it is not heartfelt divine love. Even though you can express conjugal love which is the great expression of human love to a mate, it’s tricky, idealistic and sadly the majority of people leave this life with little satisfaction in their hearts.
You may marry a very moral person who may stay loyal but friendship or companionship may be all you get because now you may have a bunch of kids and are economically stuck with each other.
That is why in the West there are so many broken marriages and cheating going on. There is no divine love there. Love is not a human quality but God himself. When you feel love for people you have allowed God to flow through you at that moment. All the love you express for your mother, father and children is simply He who loves through you. When you think you love your wife; it is He who loves your wife; it is He who loves your husband and it is He who loves your children.
That’s why yoga starts with yama-niyama to maintain constant equilibrium in your emotional life. That becomes a very strict life. Very few people are willing to analyze their situation in life to determine whether they are progressing or going backward. There are two things in life: there is fate, and there is destiny. They are not the same. If you do not assert yourself in what you are doing in life, you either go forward or backward. Therefore, only when you are certain and begin to analyze your life will you go forward. If you are not aware, you cannot remain still on the platform of Spirit, you are going to move one direction or the other and unless you begin to be aware of your life, you are going backward like some of these orphans who have made themselves beggars.
If you have convinced yourself that you are a helpless mortal and you allow others to convince you, then you have passed a decree in your own mind that you are down and out. No judgment from God or fate, but your own pronouncement of yourself which keeps you poor and worried. Even against the negative opinion of the rest of society, if you bring out by your all-conquering God-given will the conviction that you can’t be left to suffer in difficulties, you will feel a secret divine power coming upon you and you will see that the magnetism of that conviction and power is opening new ways for you.
Now you should understand that this is highly scientific. One day our physicists will explain to us what the masters teach us now; how to be spiritual with the power of thought. When you pray, hold your heart into your hand like a bowl. You are going to God. God will not change your circumstances. You open yourself to God; God pours in His cosmic energy, fills up the bowl of your heart; that energy begins to flow into every cell of your body, and you become magnetic like the solar system and the galaxies. Everything is interrelated with the power of magnetism and you begin to draw to yourself automatically the things you need. God will not change anything; He is going to give you the power, the power of magnetism, which is going to be able to draw that which uplifts you.
Millions of uninformed people are like babies who like to follow shinny objects. These people don’t care about government, politics, spirituality or health issues; they know more about the latest sensational murder trial than anything else and that’s how they like it. These poor souls are dragging their semi-unconscious coma-like minds and bodies around all day long looking for some mental sensationalism. I’m speaking about the majority of these living-dead people who walk the streets. These sleepwalkers think they are totally free because they are freely walking but in reality they are not free they are in bondage like men walking in their sleep chained by subconscious habits. As a result they are taken over, completely idiotized by “the rise of the machines.”