We are constantly bombarded with all manner of messages of doom and gloom. Right now, a television program is airing dealing with the demise of mankind at the hands of: this or that political party, super volcanoes, climate change, nuclear winter, aliens, asteroid/comet strike, EMP blasts, Book Of Revelations, any of a variety of pathogens from plague to flu (naturally occurring or man-made), the Earth’s magnetic field flipping, galactic alignment and the day wouldn’t be complete without something from the Mack daddy of all doom and gloomers: Nostradamus. Oh, and that is just broadcast TV, the array of these programs on pay services can keep someone occupied for uncounted hours, with entire channels dedicated to them. Then of course there is the internet. Scroll through your daily feed and you are sure to find some.
So, for chits and giggles, let’s say you knew for certain a world ending calamity was about to happen, would it fundamentally change your behavior? If we answer yes, then we have missed the point of Living on the Spiritual Basis. To be clear: jobs and other secular pursuits would fall to irrelevance and our focus would turn to the people and things which truly matter if the end of days were indeed at hand, but what of our behavior, the way we live? Some time ago a clean and sober friend commented in the most casual of ways that if something like this was about to happen they would get a hold of the best booze and drugs they could lay their hands on and party like it was the end of the world, since it was. This attitude misses one of the central points of spiritual living: everyone has a sell-by-date, one day we will all transcend this flesh and somersault into eternity, the only difference here knowing the time and that it’s going to be a group event, nothing else fundamentally changed.
The question then is: do we walk the way we talk? If we would cast aside the path we are on if circumstances changed, then we are not truly Living on the Spiritual Basis, are in fact living on self-based thinking while merely paying lip service to spiritual based living. So, the good news is if we would change our behavior if we knew our expiration date, we now know there is work to do, so we get down to causes and conditions and embrace Living on the Spiritual Basis in truth, stepping out on to the true road of happy destiny, leaving self-based fear thinking behind. Oh, and remember so far, every end of the world prediction has been wrong, so, do yourself a favor, skip the doom and gloom shows and never click on those “End Of The World” links. Your welcome.
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