Don’t whine about life. Accept where you are, the people around you, and the events of your life as divine gifts. You are where you should be, in the era and society that is best for you, chosen by the Divine. The spiritual part of a human being is like tuning fork; it vibrates to truth as a tuning fork vibrates when its pitch is played close to it. Trust that God put you where you are, when you are, and with whom you are, for a reason. Believe that there is a plan, that your life is not random, that it matters where you are, when you are, and with whom you are. Recognize that because it was God who decided these things for you, you have a purpose to fulfill or a special accomplishment to achieve that can be done only because you are where you are when you are, and with whom you are. I am a very religious man and believe in predetermination; that our lives are guided by the God who has a plan for every human. Trust your first instinct, do not try to change who you are, do not try to change the people around you, and accept your fate. There exists one’s true self, buried beneath the false image we try to convey to other people. Peel that false image away, and we are all the same at the core. Society is always moving forward against chaos and darkness. You cannot just expect to learn self-reliance in one day and without self-reliance, you will not get very far. Any work done in God’s name does the greatest good. No work can be accomplished without the help of others. Believe in your work and ignore the criticism of others. Every heart vibrates as its own guidance, not the direction of others.
We can talk about our troubles to those who can give us direct help, but even in this case, we must come to a carefully thought out conclusion before the consultation. We have to be perfectly clear to ourselves about our own limitations. Most of us have a foolish trick of applying for help before they have done anything whatever to aid themselves. We try to talk to our self into clearness of insight and intelligibility. The only way such people can think is by talking and their speech consequently is not the expression of an opinion clearly thought and formed, but a manufacture of it. One should be very careful when we speak about our pained emotions. The expression is apt to carry with it exaggeration. By being reserved, we are able to attach less importance to that which is not worthwhile to mention to others; therefore, secrecy, in fact, is our only salvation. Keeping one’s problem to oneself will lessen the severity of its impact on us.
In search of God you do not need to go anywhere. No temples, no church, no mosque are not true abode of God. They are built by man. The true abode of God is this body that God himself came up and created. The body is a living temple, saying temple, and moving temple. The temple was designed by no ordinary engineer. It was created by pure will of God. Therefore, it is a sacred gift from God. You must take care of the gift as the apple of his eye. You need to properly use the body for the implementation of the Self
The body is the first tool of the righteous deeds; therefore, the body should be used to perform daily spiritual practice, not only for food and drink. Of course, nutrition is essential to maintain the body. Food is there to protect the body and the clothes to protect from the cold, but if you think all the time about food and about the wealth, when you think about God? If the food is good, mind, too, will be all right. When the mind is all right, you can reach God. You have to understand that the food and mind are designed for realization of God.
There is something that makes humanity distinct from all the other creations. Human beings were intended to have a relationship with God, and as such, God created us with both material and immaterial parts. The material is obviously that which is tangible; namely, the physical body, bones, and organs and exists as long as the person is alive. The immaterial aspects are those which are intangible like soul, spirit, intellect, will, and conscience. These exist beyond the physical lifespan of the individual.
We have both material and immaterial characteristics. It is clear that all mankind has a body containing flesh, blood, bones, organs, and cells. However, it is the intangible qualities of mankind that are often debated. Heart is central to man’s will and emotions. Fulfill duty in all good conscience. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of mind. These are the various aspects of the immaterial part of humanity. We all share both material and immaterial qualities.
Scripture outlines far more than just soul and spirit. Somehow, the soul, spirit, heart, conscience, and mind are connected and interrelated. The soul and spirit, though, definitely are the primary immaterial aspects of humanity. They likely comprise the other aspects. The word of God is living and active. It is sharper than any double-edged sword. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Spirit in Greek means breath having extended meanings beyond that basic sense. It can also mean wind; the vital force in living creatures; one’s spirit; spirit persons, including God and his angelic creatures; and God’s active force, or Holy Spirit. Soul is a person, an animal, or the life that a person or an animal enjoys. Soul and spirit are distinct. The spirit should not be confused with the soul, for they refer to different things. The Hebrews 4:12 speaks of the Word of God as ‘piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints and their marrow. As has been shown, the soul is the creature itself. The spirit generally refers to the life-force of the living creature. The division of soul and spirit is something that only God can discern. Rather than focusing on something we cannot know for sure, it is better for us to focus on the Creator, who has made us fearfully and wonderfully.
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you~Marsha Norman