Life on earth is perhaps one of the greatest mysteries to
mankind. How it started is still unknown and widely debated. Where itís
going is also another enigma. Even the kind of life or the different
forms of life are a huge riddle to scientists and spiritualists alike.
No matter what we do or how many tests we may do to study and understand
the past of life, it is very unlikely that there will be any agreement.
And even if we do get to an answer, in what way will it be useful? All
in all, studying and understanding life can mostly be done through
experimentation, which is actually living.
While scientists, and especially
atheists, argue that there is no goal for life but pleasure, some
religious and spiritual sects claim that the goal of life is to prepare
for an afterlife. This has caused a lot of conflict between believers
and atheists and even among believers or atheists themselves. Some
believers claim that you have to suffer a lot in this life in order to
get a pleasurable afterlife while others say that you have to live a
moral life of prayer or meditation in order to access the higher
realities. As for the atheists, some are reputed to have lived a life
full of physical pleasure only, while others have tried to immortalize
themselves through their works.
In the fires of these raging arguments, a
new vision started to emerge. This vision claims that the goal of life
is actually a mixture of both. It is the seeking of pleasure in addition
to living a moral life of service. This new scientific spirituality is
based on three principles: moral duty, faith, and evolution.
Moral duty is actually not based on a
specific set of rules. It is based on feelings and wisdom. A moral
person should be in control of his/her ego and should also be able to
think not just one, but two steps ahead in order to determine the
results of his/her choices. A moral person will think of others before
him/herself and might even hurt the people he loves and risk ruining a
good relationship if that damage he/she does can save that person a lot
of problems later. When confronted with a dilemma or a set of different
choices, the moral person will think with the heart and the mind, and
not just with the mind. The choices of moral people will be based on
feelings and intuition. In addition to this, a person will perform
his/her moral duty regardless of the results. If a person accomplishes
his/her duties but gets negative results, he/she will not give up, but
persevere and believe that this result will be shown positive later on.
People cannot live without faith or
belief. Even people, who do not believe that God exist, believe that God
doesnít exist. The new scientific spirituality is based mostly on the
recent breakthroughs in quantum physics which have shown that our
expectations of the world around us are actually what is happening with
our universe. Therefore, what we believe becomes what is true for us.
This has resulted in what is called the ďrealĒ freedom of belief. The
fact that what we believe becomes what is true for us gives us a lot of
control over our own lives. Thatís why pessimists keep being pessimists
and optimists keep being optimists. Their expectations of life keep
showing up. So, it is advisable to choose what you would like to believe
in based on your best vision of yourself. If you want to be happy,
believe in a happy world. Changing your mind to start thinking in this
positive way isnít such an easy task, but it isnít hard either. All you
need is a bit of consistency and a training of having faith and taking
risks based on faith.
Then comes evolution. The way spiritual
scientists see it is by trying to answer the following question: How
come water from a spring, which can be hundreds of years old, can be
drunk on the spot (provided itís clean) while bottled water has an
expiry date? The difference between spring water and bottle water is the
flow. This flow or movement of the water is what keeps it alive and
potable. People are like water, when they cease to progress and evolve
they become static and, as a consequence, get an expiry date, which
means that they die. A dead person is a person who has stopped evolving
or who cannot evolve anymore due to physical, social, mental, or other
types of defects. These defects are usually caused by a lack in faith
and moral duty. If you donít have faith and arenít morally sane, chances
are that you already have an expiry date. Spiritual scientists do
believe that, if we keep on evolving, we could gain immortality by being
able to lift our energies to higher levels.
In the end, any type of faith will lead
to a certain moral duty accompanied with it based on the goal of
personal evolution. However, a very important ingredient in the process
is compassion. Compassion is a combination of love and wisdom. Itís a
sort of care for other people which is not instinctive, but chosen.
Whether you decide to believe or not, it will all go back to choice!