Learning to See with your Heart and Feel with your Soul
George Costanza of Seinfeld (Jason Alexander) had an epiphany in one episode where he brilliantly realized that everything in his life would be made right if he simply did the “opposite” of what his initial thoughts were.
Subsequently instead of answering “no” to someone’s question, he would answer in the affirmative; instead of deciding not to go somewhere, he would choose the opposite, and go. And although that was merely a story line and fiction, it is conceptually thought-provoking and intriguing.
In a few, critical aspects of our lives, George can be that role model for us. In the most profound way, it applies to how we perceive our world. Specifically, when we observe events, people and situations, when bad things occur, many times, our initial reaction and thoughts gravitate toward “why is the world so full of apathy, hatred and violence?”.
Case in point, the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy, where an autistic young man with a personality disorder, used his mother’s unsecured firearms to take the lives of 20 children and 6 adults prior to ultimately ending his own.
In Truth, these conditions indeed exist, however, on the surface, not as the result of the presence of emotions and actions, but rather, as the direct result of the absence of God and His spirit. And so it is with many situations in life, i.e., domestic violence, divorce, abusive relationships, juvenile crime, civil unrest, bullying, etc. Taking that unconventional “out of the box” approach, many of the scourges of life, society and culture can be considered the outcome of an absence rather than a presence of factors.
The invitation and presence of God in our lives manifests itself in the form of human beings with self-esteem and respect, humility, faith, love, positive attitude and sound family and friend support systems.
In reference to a previous post on this site, Seeing is really not believing, but rather, Believing causes us to See in an unique manner. In many respects, we have it backwards from a cause and effect perspective. We have effectively pushed God out of our schools, government and public places and then in the same thought sequence or breath, fail to comprehend why violence, hatred, crime and immorality are increasing at alarming rates in our society. It is as if we have become blinded by the negative to such a degree we have voided any room in our minds to hold the positive, the religious, the just and the spiritual.
We have likewise traded worshiping God for the false gods of entertainment, flesh, technology, science and mind-altering substances. Collectively, these addictions consume our being, slowly forcing out the one true and real God. And we have no one to blame but ourselves.
I’ve always considered myself to be a sincere, positive and genuine person, so it is easy for me to make that cognitive and theological leap toward believing in God and that we truly see with our hearts and feel with our souls. Our heart and soul is our GPS guidance and navigation system to life and living, and people that have reached and accepted that conclusion are the happiest and most peaceful and content people I have ever met or interacted with during my lifetime.
In closing this thought, our challenge is to humbly acknowledge that our lives are meaningless without God in them, to guide, console, spiritually nurture, learn, grow as human beings and most importantly, Love. Love is the ultimate energy force in the universe. Nothing less will be acceptable if we are to be successful in slowing down and eventually reversing the alarming, dangerous and devastating trends in our existence.
“We live by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7
God bless us all. Be well.
- How can one cure the mind from negative thoughts? (arialleeve.wordpress.com)
- Affirmation, Gratitude and Emotional Strength (happinessheals.wordpress.com)
- Are You a Healer? (macdumcum.com)
- God Revitalize My Heart (spiritualsoulfoods.com)
- Day 13: Nourish Your Soul (365daystohappinessproject.wordpress.com)
- What the World Needs Now is Love, God’s Love . . . (revmkg.wordpress.com)
- Letter: Only one reason for Newtown tragedy: turning away from God (tcpalm.com)
- The Problem of Suffering and Evil (eyesonheaven.net)
- Finding God: What is Faith? (dwomoh.wordpress.com)
Posted on January 17, 2013, in Personal Growth, Philosophy, Theology, Truths, Videos and tagged Crime, culture, Domestic violence, George Costanza, God, Human Beings, Jason Alexander, Life, Seinfeld, society, spirit, spirituality, Thought. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.