And The Lord said, “Behold they are one people…And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them”
We are born crying, yet the greatest aspiration of our life is to be happy. To defy the human condition. We try to define happiness from the state of unhappiness.
Happiness is not natural to the human condition. Happiness is an acquired state. You may be born playful and innocent but you are not born happy. Happiness is learned.
The modern world abounds with positive thinking literature. Yet we have no inherent right to feel pleasure. Our species, the human being is a bridge between the animal kingdom and the angelic. The more we can transmute our carnal pleasures into higher pleasures the happier we will be. Pleasure is a matter of refinement. Carnal pleasures are based on release. Whereas to attain the ‘Greater Life’ we need to transcend both negative and positive. Life is a rollercoaster of emotions. Sadness precedes happiness, and happiness leads to sadness. Between happiness and sadness lies balance and contemplation.
True happiness is not pleasure it is the conscious fulfilment of one’s potential. We are more than flesh and blood. We are energy, we are spirit we are a soul.
In each moment we need to be mindful, conscious and present. We need to be fully alive. In each activity we must be full, engage all our senses, all of our mind and soul. Today, people do not live, they exist. Life is robotic and automated. The ‘Greater Life’ is the opposite of the shallow life. It is the life open to all positive possibilities. It is the life without limits.
Living the ‘Greater Life’ means to exceed our thus far defined biological constraints. The prolific advancement of science and technology coupled with the spiritual awakening of our species is evidence of our relentless march towards super-humanity.