What is real?
Am I supposed to write all psychological and spiritual? Or just natural, what I feel? Well, what if I feel angry? Would you want to hear about it? I just wrote a great post, but my AOL disconnected. Actually I'm at my friend's computer. Now I'm using her Internet Explorer browser. So the good posts are down further. This is just me being not really happy--actually angry and hurt that I lost the good post. So the question is, what about all the efforts of good people that get wasted and unnoticed? And what about this idea that we have to put something out there material, for the world to see to the point that we lose touch with our souls and get caught up in the games of success and achievement? Materialism. It's the curse of the culture. It's in all of us. We give more importance and energy to material and physical pleasures, and we disregard the calling of the soul and spirit. How many of us really want to remedy this dilemma? We can. We have the support and power of the spirit of God, and the Truth of existence. It is in all the religions. We just need to heed these messages, and really want to evolve toward goodness, toward change, toward God or Truth. But we have all this materialism in our hearts. And that is just an escape veil for our fears, insecurities, hurts, shame, and guilt. Yes, we have artificial lives which cover over all these demons of our inner self. Most of us would rather not deal with all this junk, and settle for the pleasures and escapes of this culture. But we can do battle with our inner fears and insecurities, once we realize that it is the true path of life, the real living. Everything else is illusion, once your eyes have been opened. We need to join together and support each other in this battle with our own selfishness and ego patterns as well as the ego patterns of those around us. We are not alone. There is help, since help and aid is the nature of the spiritual reality. I need this help right now. We all do. We are a mess inside, and only through God's grace can we really sort through it. Psychology and philosophy will only take you so far. Religion and science are two wings of the bird. With only science, you have materialism. With only religion, you have superstition. Let's arise, and with the fullness of our heart, and with the resources at hand, conquer the forces which would draw us into depression or hopelessness.
"He will come to your aid with invisible hosts, and support you with armies of inspiration from the Concourse above; He will send unto you sweet perfumes from the highest Paradise, and waft over you the pure breathings that blow from the rose gardens of the Company on high. He will breathe into your hearts the spirit of life, cause you to enter the Ark of salvation, and reveal unto you His clear tokens and signs. Verily is this abounding grace. Verily is this the victory that none can deny."
(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 186)