Curated by Glen Brink from “The Circle of Life” by Rasaji.
The ability to initiate a change in our thoughts is the reason that we are called human beings. When we deny that basic form of responsibility, we are really no better than the animal kingdom, in that moment. It is interesting to consider how we think about and treat animals.
There are many people in the United States who actually treat their pets much better than they treat their friends and family.
My teachers used to comment on this phenomenon.
They often reflected that it might be much better for human beings to start their relationship education by learning to interact with the plants so they could develop the proper thought process. And then gradually introduce animals into their lives and eventually graduate to thinking and dealing with other human beings.
The more you understand the unconditional love we are supposed to give each other, the same unconditional love most moms give an infant, or the same unconditional love that God gives you on a regular basis, no matter how you think of God, one thing becomes clear fairly quickly. Most human beings are not ready for thinking and acting with that level of love with each other on a regular basis.
The primary reason that humans are not capable of that level of love with each other is because they do not know that they have the ability to think. They think so little of their own thoughts. Consider the phenomenon of the cult for instance. How does one really determine when a group is a cult and when a group is not a cult?Cults actually show up in many places and in many organizations. They can be within political, religious or esoteric groups. Unfortunately, more often than not, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They appear to be something that they are not.
It is actually fairly easy to spot a cult. When any unit of awareness (individual) or a collective group of people want everyone to do everything the same way, or say everything the same way, or think everything exactly the same way, especially if they want them to do this without any challenge to the thought process, that entity is a cult. When any individual in a group has lost the ability to challenge the thoughts of their group, that person no longer functions as a human being, much less a spiritual being.
When any person just accepts everything that the leaders or individuals in their organization say and do without question, they have lost their free will.
They have lost the choice to take another thought, to take another road, to understand where they came from. They have also lost the ability to understand where they are going. They surrender their humanity when they surrender their freedom to think.
Curated by Glen brink from “The Circle of Life” by Rasaji.