Law and Order of the Spiritual Kind
There is no such thing as a coincidence. Albert Einstein reasoned that, “God simply does not play dice.” While we may not fully understand the reasons behind certain events, there are laws and order in the universe specifically designed to facilitate harmony and prosperity for all living things. Yet, as humans, we violate not only man’s laws, but also the laws of the universe. It’s as if an “insanity” bug has plagued the world community, which has now reached epidemic proportions. Perhaps that’s because knowingly, or unknowingly, we choose not to live in harmony with the laws of the universe and as a result of our actions we experience failure, powerlessness and discord. Take for example one law – the law of cause and effect. Chaos seems to be the norm these days rather than the exception, but that is not the cause for our collective pain and misery. That’s only the effect resulting from an underlying cause that has to do with our own failure to observe and cooperate with the laws of the universe characterized by honoring all living things. Since personal accountability is demanded of us in our daily lives, why should we expect things to be any different on a grander scale – such as in the universe?
When greed, lack of awareness (the ability to see the unity in all living things) and the erosion of solid moral values, so inherent in a society driven by a materialist values system, cloud our thinking and numb our hearts to the point where we can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, we invariably experience failure and lack – lack of prosperity and security to lack of real joy, real love and a sense of meaning and purpose. Perhaps we need law and order to save us from ourselves. Law and order are there for a reason. In order to illustrate the value of having law and order on a grander and spiritual scale, imagine for a moment if there were no traffic lights – there would be nothing but chaos and every one would stand to lose. Law and order are necessary “tools,” not so much to restrict us but rather to enhance the quality of our lives by preventing us from “bumping” into each other, causing accidental mayhem and bringing destruction and chaos upon ourselves by default. But of course, rather than taking a good look at ourselves in the mirror, it’s always much easier to point the finger at someone or something else, like God. After all, no one can really prove it or disprove it either. Remember the classic story of the kid who failed to bring his homework to school and blamed it on the “monster” who ate it? Perhaps it’s time to make peace with the fact that there are laws and order in the universe that are actually good for us all. So, if you don’t like the effect (the current climate of world insanity that erodes any sense of security and joy), why not remove the root cause first. It’s easier than you think. Just by living in harmony with the laws of the universe, we can all achieve security, prosperity and freedom. And if it’s peace and cultural harmony you wish to experience, perhaps the words of Jimi Hendrix that “only when the power of love replaces the love of power, can there be peace on earth,” will resonate with you too and inspire you to be the change you wish to see in the world. Who knows maybe we can even all use the name of God without embarrassment either.