Where Is the Pearl?
I tested the waters of this post by writing a comment addressed to the spiritual power of @Fay Vietmeier. I knew in advance that Fay will be shocked by the comment because it negates her spiritual beliefs. I include parts of my comment to Fay.
Of particular interest to you is the reference I am going to make to “the backwards law”—it is the more somebody pursues a feeling such as anger, the angrier she/he becomes and the less satisfied she/he shall be all the time. The more a lady focuses on being spiritual, the less spiritual she becomes because what in essence she does is that she admits not having the spiritual power. The feeling of deprivation of this power inflames the drawback effect. This is a huge paradox- the more of something good we want, the less we have it.
My search later led me to a challenging reference in which the author wrote “The more you want to be spiritually enlightened the more self-centered and shallow you become in trying to get there”.
As expected, Fay responded “You may have ruffled my bee-wings a bit ... not used to that from you ;~) for I'm a most sensitive bee ;~)
Banter is what I enjoy ... "opening the oyster of conversation" ... hoping to find a "pearl". Later Fay wrote “... I won't swallow any "laws" that are not Truth or "rightly ordered ;~) putting "laws" or words on paper does not mean they are truth ;~)
I didn’t stir the waters; I created turbulence. This made me ponder deeper on the law. I remembered what I wrote on my profile “I am a man who knows the more I know, the lesser I know for I discover how much more I need to know”.
My daughter, Sara, told mean one day “dad, because I love you so much I stopped loving you”. This is in accordance with the drawbacks law. My daughter explained that loving me too much worried her because I travelled extensively those days and she wasn’t sure how well I was doing during those travels. A daughter who gets too close to her father ends up in losing her love for him.
Is this law always true and if not why? My immediate thoughts reminded me of our observation that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. How come that the rich is their search for wealth becomes wealthier? This is contradicting with the drawbacks law.
I say to me “spontaneous reactions are like spontaneous chemical reactions”. Spontaneous reactions happen when we increase the disorder of a reaction and reinforce it by releasing off energy “exothermic”. When we increase the heat of the reaction entropy shoots up and disorder happens on a wider scale. It is easy to break an orderly crystal into pieces, but it is hard to reassemble the crystal. This is life. Our spontaneous reactions are most likely to be disordered and we need to pause and think. We may need to use The Magnification Law by sitting in the rear to have a better and magnified picture of the situation. This is analogous to putting a lens in the back in a camera to have a non-blurred magnified photo.
The trouble with the laws sometimes is their spontaneity. They take the immediate effects and extend them to the future. For the short time span they may be correct; not for the long time spans. For example, if the rich get richer the poor get poorer then we create big and small voids in the concrete of the society. These inequalities of voids weaken the social structure. The poor will revolt at a certain tipping point and shake up the whole social web. The Arab Spring is just one example of what I mean. Another example is a heavy smoker enjoying the immediate joy of smoking, but forgetting the abrupt deterioration of his health in the future.
The lesson here is that spontaneity towards more greed by the rich resulted in the short run of the rich being richer. But this ends up in the long run making them poorer. By few having the majority increase the disorder of the society. The rich has to stop this spontaneity by caring for the poor. They have to do work to reverse the chaos. They have to put energy in the chaos (money) and donate; else the chaos of their greed will make them greedier. This calls for more chaos in the society and accelerates its disruptive power to become self-destroying. Greed calls for more greed.
How many people made fortune on the stock markets in the short run, but went bankrupt in the long run is amazing. These investors allowed greed with its chaos to control their lives. More greed invites for easy wins, but hard falls afterwards. This is a spontaneous reaction that is accompanied by increase in the social disorder. To reverse it the rich have to do work to restore order.
The richer we become using illegal practices, the poorer we get because we increase our entropy that devastates us and makes us poorer.
We need to be searching for the truth. The biggest truth in life is a spiritual one. I say this because of my own experiences. When I know more to find out that I know less is a chaotic state. I need to do efforts to find the needle of truth in the increasing pile of the unknown and unknowable haystack.
Getting lost is easy; finding my way requires work on my part. The more I know and I learn the more I need to do more work to find the truth.
When you find it you find the truth isn’t the truth. It is different from what you found. The water isn’t water; it is a mirage.
Not finding the pearl of truth in the chaotic spread of the oysters is what keeps us learning. We keep pursuing a noble goal that eludes us.
The pearl isn’t the material pearl we find in the oyster. It is the pearls that we collect during the learning journey. It is the pearl of being modest of what we know and not bragging about it. It is the realization that no matter what we know there is something greater that we don’t know.
The more we know, the less we know. Dropping efforts to continue the search for reality is spontaneous because it is chaos in operation. It is the spiritual power with a higher and the one fact that above every scientist there is a supreme power that knows the truth. It is the power that helps us chooses to work harder and try harder without stopping.
To continue ;earning is to make even more efforts to know with the realization that we shall not know.
We need to put the lens of pride and brag in the rear to magnify our weaknesses and to realize that no matter how stronger we become; the weaker we become.
It is the only unchangeable and lasting fact. God who created the universe threw the challenge on us to realize our need for his constant support. This is the anchor against our weaknesses.
The only stable, invariant, supreme and lasting anchor is the spiritual anchor. All other anchors are good for short times, but then become inconstant, variant, unstable and weak.
String countries aren’t different. In trying to become stronger to dominate other nations a country becomes weaker, chaotic, and disorderly with natural spontaneity to more chaos. It shall degrade and vanish if not reinforced by the spiritual force to keep the pearl; else it shall disintegrate and vanish.
The only force that increases our strength and makes us stronger is the spiritual force. This is the force that overrides the drawbacks law.
The only real love that gets more the more we have it is the love of God. This is the lasting pearl in the oyster.
Our weaknesses are revealed by the corona viruses. The virus is introducing chaos in our lives. It is amid this chaos that we should realize that in a universe where entropy directs the day, the presence of life with such organization and stability is amazing. It reveals to us our need to wake up for the realization of the power of spirituality so that we come out stronger than before; else we end up in more chaos and decay. If you be thankful I will give you more. This is God’s promise to us in these testing times.
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