So, I’ve observed this not only in myself but from others (both online and in person). People these days seem very unhappy with their lives, and seem to be always reaching for more… Or never satisfied enough.
A feeling of emptiness, numbness, pain, greed (for things like sex, attention, money, relationship, etc), among other things.
Important note, I word it as greed only due to the actions people will sometimes be willing to take to get their needs, wants and desires fulfilled - I do not see everything as greedy lol
So the first thing I will express. I’ve noticed alot of unhappiness with our state of being, and earth. A need for perfection. Some see that in the need to be enlightened (which won’t fix their problems), others in wealth and sex, and others in the need to have 100% control of their lives. Among other things.
Well here is my thoughts on that first part, there is perfection in the imperfection that is our world, and ourselves. The imperfection being things like pain, suffering, wars and violence as well as hunger. Being some examples. However here are some examples of various perfections to find within ourselves and our world.
Let’s start close to home, our bodies. Most of the time our bodies function well and allow us to experience our world without having to give much thought to most of our needs. By this I mean, breathing is semi-voluntary. For the most part you can go about your day without having to consciously make an effort to breathe every few seconds. Your body takes care of that for you. Now let’s move on to your heart, that heart transports oxygen and nutrients throughout your body without you having to give that a second thought, it also does other things but it’s primary function is as a biological pump. You don’t have to consciously pump your own heart. So already starting at, our bodies are a (in my opinion) perfection within itself. Yes things can and do go wrong but for the most part our bodies care for themselves and ALLOW YOU to experience life through it. Isn’t that wonderful?
Your skin let’s you feel things around and, and part of that (what so many people seem to love these days) is touch, and the intamacy that comes along with it. Your ears let you listen to music, birds, your family members and friends, etc. Your feet and legs (plus the other supportive structure) allow you to walk, and run… jump and various other things. You get to explore earth and move around freely. I could go on and on. That is a perfection within itself. It’s wonderful, yet so many people treat our bodies like something to escape from.
Now for the perfections within our world. Let’s start with nature… As is. Whenever you are out and about, or say walking on a forest preserve trail… Look around. Look at the trees, dirt, grass, various animals, and the birds. That’s perfection. Now look above you and see the air/sky. Wave your hand through it…does the air feel warm, cold, humid, dry? It’s a wonderful thing to experience through your senses.
During nighttime, you get to experience other wonders. Quiet, darkness which in my experience allows for time for reflection. A time to go within. If your ever outside of the cities, then during the night you get another wonder and perfection. The stars. That is one of the most amazing things. It’s celestial in of itself. Enjoy that, even if the only time you get to is on camping vacations (like me for instance lol).
Anyways I’ll wrap this up, maybe edit later… But I wanted to try and show some of the perfections within our imperfect world. Hopefully this will encourage people that our bodies are not worth escaping, and to exist and experience life is (in my opinion) the highest form of enlightenment.