Until one understands and accepts the truth that we are NOT
the human-animal body we are temporarily incarnating, it is impossible to see and experience what is going on around us from a spiritual
(and thus correct) point of view.
The human-animal body is the source of all human emotion, which is exactly what keeps the mind (spirit/soul -- which is the REAL
you) distracted from the present moment, either reminiscing about the past or imagining what could have been, or worrying about the future, i.e. imagining what may or may not happen. There's a great quote from the film "After Earth" which describes what it's like to be asleep in the human condition, ruled by its fear-based, emotional state:
"Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is the product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Now do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.”
Humans see everything upside down and backwards. War is somehow peace, death is somehow life, slavery is somehow freedom, etc., all of which is emotionally driven. What is it that keeps people out of the present moment? E-motion, all o
f which is fear-based, and all of which is imaginary.
What is it that drives people to willingly accept lies and being injected with lethal poisons? The imagined fear of human death. What is it that deceives people into believing that professional liars and thieves are somehow telling them the truth and looking out for their best interests? The imagined fear of losing what few personal possessions and freedoms we have left. And what is it that keeps everyone at odds with their neighbor, trying to out do one another in the accumulation of these same worldly possessions? The imagined, ego-driven fear of what others may think of us if we don't fit into the societal "norms" that we've been programmed to emotionally accept.
Our Creator on what our imaginations are, and why we should be learning to control them:-
Genesis 6:5 And "I AM" saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil
Our Creator on true meditation (prayer/telepathic communication) and living in the present moment (at the peaceful, still center of our spiritual-Being):-
Psalm 46:10 Be still
, and know
that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The only way to constantly improve/upgrade one's true, eternal, spiritual self is by learning directly from our Creator; THE Source of all Wisdom, Guidance, Peace, Strength, Love and Joy.
The world has been asleep. It's time to wake-up.
12:1 And at that time shall Michael [the Archangel] (Eno. 20:5
; Rev. 12:7
; Sura 2:98
) stand up, the Great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book [of Life] (Rev. 13:8
; Sura 83:20
12:2 And many of them that sleep in "the dust of the earth" (Gen. 13:16
) shall awake, some to Everlasting Life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.