Spiritual Drifting: Superficiality is Really Not Being Alive

    An essay on living meaningfully

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    People tend to abstract themselves from what surrounds them, making their own reality and getting lost in what they assume is real, not having a concrete objective if they do not believe in that existence, although many times empty, with no alternative to cope with their surroundings.

    Now, really what is that present-day humans want, crave or possess that causes them existential anguish? It is difficult to answer with precise premises, since as life becomes ever more complex it leaves people with no more than the mere possibility of defense, against psychic and social backlash, increasingly strangers to their own spiritual texture.

    I say of the spiritual texture, all that scaffolding has been structured deep or superficially in the existence of individuals. Unfortunately there are only fragments, which have been shaped to give answers most often compulsive or circumstantial, starting from being a broken spirit, anxious in appetites and desires, usually inhibited by not being able to satisfy their concerns.

    Of course, we must also take into consideration the material conditions in which the spirit unfolds, that is, the level of life framed within the process of technical and scientific development of society where it survives, creating the defacement or adaptation to the reach of his experience, becoming attached or detached from that daily technical-scientific confrontation that could produce pleasure or displeasure. The influence of technology in everyday life is evident: it produces greater speed. Such is for example: the mere enjoyment of leisure, as a by-product.

    In advanced societies, that leisure almost does not exist as such, the individual being extremely careful not to waste even seconds of his valuable time dedicated to “productivity”, supposingly. That maybe would give the reason, to those who say that life is not worth living, or supporting it for others. Believing that it is not life without having ever more. Well, life is indecipherable if you do not have control or do not have the guidance to go in search of a point from where you can truly reflect on what really matters.

    Once we have reached the point where we see that life is inexhaustible. For life is intrinsically the same. You cannot change the very root conditions of “life”. You can change nations or systems, but not life; because it is rooted in abundance, and not in scarcity. This last condition is unnatural. Unreal and superficial people believe that having more material possesions or wealth makes you greater than others. And turns out it is not like that.

    Life teaches that it does not increase or diminish in regards to the conditions of the very structure that constitutes it. We have to go to the inexhaustible foundations of our own life. It cannot be that the superficial prevails in all orders. The superficial sickens everything that touches. To remain in the superficial removes the essential condition of living. It exhausts all intention of natural development, because all superficiality in life leaves people without satisfying the desire to fulfill our deepest needs.

    Superficiality in life makes everything accomplished seem insufficient; it is equivalent to not having even tried at all to put order in our goals. Each situation experienced, has a confrontation of several factors, or many of them, that are intertwined according to the steps taken by the individual in his experiential process.

    In this way, a human being is unique, he lives the experience that no other has lived in the thousands of years that humans have existed on this planet; but let us be sure, that in the next centuries that we expect humanity to follow the course of evolution, no other human being will have the same unique experience.

    It is there where the philosophical declaration of a Greek named Heraclitus is settled when he determined that: nobody bathes twice in the same river. It is true that when we see the river bed and it is there, it remains indefinitely; but the waters that fill that channel pass and pass, and never stop. Therefore, whoever enters the flowing waters of the river has only one opportunity to go through that experience. As well as that perception that Heraclitus made when he had the certainty of the philosophical and practical truth of what he had discovered, which cannot even be refuted thus we can extrapolate the flow with what we designate as life.

    This is life, we say, when we are stupefied and without any explanation before the immensity of the real thing that surrounds us. Given such consideration, man has to create new scenarios that satisfy the desires and anxieties that are according to that fluid state in which we find ourselves. We cannot remain in a single and deficient mental context, when reality indicates that we have to nourish our mind more and more with new ideas and new positions, because the meaning of living will no longer be something that must be found and imposed in an absurd universe.

    That is why the infinite spaces will be under the sphere of the men and women of the future as a continuation of the nutritious and benevolent biosphere. In order to achieve the success of the coupling of man with his surroundings, he has to adapt his mind to new conceptions of the self with what really is outside of the bodily state. The human being will have as a result a feeling of cosmic connection, of belonging to a greater configuration. This could be understood as the true salvation of humans, but it could also be understood as the unnecessary condition of salvation.

    What we have to wait is to have the intelligence, the will and the spirit ready to reach the understanding and the necessary maturity so as not to obstruct the natural transit of things; as to say I am at peace with myself and with what surrounds me and thus be able to venerate our bodies, because they allow us to make our lives possible; Secondly, to venerate each one of us and our planet, for giving us every day, the opportunity to share for a moment the millions of instants that occur through the social process on earth.

    Evidently, much improvement or spiritual exaltation is needed to get closer to the yearning for experiential bliss, the product of inner serenity. Then we touch what is understood as spiritual one-with-thyself. It is that continuous and daily exercise that is elevated by the union of the theoretical knowledge with the acquired experience; producing elusive wisdom, mother of even more elusive happiness or well-being.

    Let us think that man is capable of creating an entire system of trial and error learning, which together with its adaptation to natural conditions could give answers that are in harmony with reality. It must of course be a natural and individual experience. It would have to begin with the dismantling of the current anti-spiritual texture that overwhelms and denatures the collective. Give it the importance of the natural, as an element that surrounds the creation of an original state of the human condition.

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