“Is spirituality compatible with a logical mind? Why is spirituality needed? What conclusive argument has been presented that demonstrates the necessity for the Human Species to conduct relationships differently than the status quo? Who, if anybody, defines how a Human Being “practices” spirituality? Should the Human Species rely on religious dogma? Perhaps physics, or the application of quantum theory? Is spirituality a rigorous science? Does the Human Being simply learn to “connect with Nature” and magically discover all the answers to such questions? Where is the empirical data that supports any of the foregoing options as valid?
Of course, genuine spiritual growth does not require empirical data. Spiritual ascendance is an existential environment and the experiential outcomes are self-validating. The individual begins to function within the dimensions of Truth, as opposed to contending with notions that require “blind faith” to resolve the unresolvable and inevitable contradictions of Human generated systems of belief. Only Human Beings require “blind faith” from other Human Beings. Blind faith is the best offered mitigation to the deficiencies in all belief systems. Such belief systems can be religious, political, cultural, or economic based. Without the blind obedience of Human Beings these systems fail. Spiritual effort is the antithesis of blind faith.
Is the historical Human—to—Human and Human—to—Nature callousness a natural, inevitable condition of existence? Is the Human Being simply another component of the “natural selection” process whereby the strongest survive longest or, at the very least, live better? What of the thousands of years of influences from religions, “spiritual” systems, education, science, and governments? While there may be a plethora of examples illustrating the “advancements” of the Human Species, a few fundamental questions expose the underlying dysfunction of any such claims: Why do Human Beings continue to expand the capacity to kill each other, and then do precisely that? Why do the Human Species engage in, or fail to prevent, the brutalization of its own children? What drives the obsession for the Human Species to degrade and destroy Nature?
Ultimately, the Human Species must explore a disturbing point of clarity: the paradox confronting Human Beings is the struggle to navigate through the perpetual conflict of protecting themselves from each other. In the process, there is no measurable improvement to the Human condition or any other condition. The absurdity of Human existence is the acceptance of these circumstances as an unalterable and unavoidable aspect of life.
Any premise that advocates pre-determined fate is faulty. Life does not “just happen.” The Human Being possesses the capacity to create and re-create her or his life-path with every breath. Accepting that the Human Being has no control over life events is an incorrect perception driven by a deficient understanding of spirituality and the structures of cause and effect relationships. Governments, religions, and fortune tellers would prefer the Human Species to remain subservient to the aforementioned incorrect perceptions. If the Human Species transcends the confining perceptions, these institutions will wither to obscurity.
Self-governance is the fundamental scheme of Human existence. The aggregate capability to self-govern begins with the individual. Each Human Being is compelled to evolve her or his inner structure and become that which the Human Being is intended to become: the energy force of unconditional love. No other form of governance is necessary or sufficiently competent.
What was the question, anyway? Ah….yes….
Why do we need each other?”
The Irreducible Primary
© Rob Taylor, 2011
Categories: Being Human