What the Webster dictionary says.
1. The act or means of enlightening : the state of being enlightened
2. capitalized : A philosophic movement of the 18th century marked by a rejection of traditional social, religious, and political ideas and an emphasis on rationalism
In America this may parallel with what’s in the United States Declaration of Independence: “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.
We want the freedom to find “Enlightenment”. Find your universe.
Threads Of Enlightenment
I started this blog a few days ago introducing the subjects of “Faith and Enlightenment.” It is my intention to do my best to engage in a continuous and evolving conversation about who we are and how we can grow and become mature human spirits by discovering all the different tools or gifts that were given to us by the creator and designer of all the universes; gifts such as the ability to Love, Faith, Grace, Hope, Patience, Forgiveness and many other topics. My vision is that as we share our collective insights and wisdom, we can grow and become enlightened.
I personally believe that the universe was created by a designer. It is too precise not to be. As we continue to dwell on this planet it is evident that every species are interdependent on each other, as much as we are independent from each other. We’re all collectively here and need to learn to respect each other and to become better caretakers of our spirit, soul and body and in turn to each other and to our planet.
As stated, one of Webster’s dictionary explanation of faith is “A Firm belief in something for which there is no proof”. The Christian bible in Hebrews 11:1, puts it this way, “Faith is the substance or reality of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Simply put, It’s one of many gifts that were given to the creature called man. This power when used by man, can and has changed the progress of the entire species as a whole. It has moved us from dwelling in caves,
to space stations orbiting in space. Faith will continue to takes us even further, as long as the creature, man, is around.
I believe the original intent was that man would live and walk by faith as the bible states. Faith is a product of our belief system. Without it we can do nothing. You must first believe and then react from that belief to make it manifest in the seen realm. It originates as a simple thought and grows into a detailed picture in the mind, and it eventually lodges into the very consciousness of the individual. This thought has become a part of the individual, so much so that no one can separate them by speaking negatively about what they believe. People get healed after a physician had deemed it impossible. Henry Ford, believed in a self powered moving vehicle.
“Henry Ford’s first car was the Quadricycle, seen here with Ford driving. It had only two forward speeds and could not back up.
Faith is a gift that needs to be used, not only to create in our own lives and world, but also as a collective. Develop and exercise your faith in your own personal life, stretch your belief system. Start believing for a better job so that you can bring additional benefit to yourself and your family. Start believing for small thing and grow your faith. Start creating; GROW YOUR FAITH.
Attaining enlightenment should be everyone’s goal in life. Spiritual, emotional, physical, finical, educational, and whatever areas in life that I have missed. Obtaining enlightenment places us on a life long journey of self discovery. There is no better journey on this planet, however many die without ever never really knowing who they were.
If you happen to find yourself breathing and living then there is still time to get to know yourself.
“Begin where you are at this moment, for it is the best place to start.” —Ken Primus
Everyone believes in something, even the atheist, not to believe in something or someone is still a belief. The belief system is a part of the human spirit. Without it we could neither live nor survive. Everything is built upon this foundation. We must first start with our God, then self, family, friends, and finally the world. If you have not relationship with your God, is the foundation, if you don’t have one begin your relationship with your God . One of the great Christian truths is this: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deut 6:5). So let us begin today, the journey of self discovery, with all its joy, pain, emotions, enjoyment, elation, expectations, liberation and everything else.