Addressing what goes on internally ultimately impacts collective society. Is self exploration a narcissistic endeavor away from God or a step toward? It is a balance, in my opinion. Note: The reference to Adam & Eve may not sit well for some, yet hopefully that will not deter from the value in this message.
Source: Academy of Ideas
Some of these ideas/approaches may not resonate, but the principle of being true to ourselves and offering our own unique gifts to the world does make sense.
Source: The Truth is stranger than fiction
Revelation 9:6: And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Source: The truth is stranger than fiction
Isaiah 46 - King James version
Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.
2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
5 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
Speaker: Alan Watt
Our time on earth is short and it is not our final home, yet being present and making the most use of this time seems a good idea. Note: Some of the imagery (round earth) and references to spiritual leaders may not align with your belief system, but am hoping the message does resonate.
Source: the Truth is stranger than fiction
"Back from the Time-Warp Machine"... [Joshua 10 and the cosmic clock]
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Did you ever wonder if you were living in a script? Me too.