“The real us is pure love and pure light, he said.”
(Dom Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements).
Continuing the last post Image Addiction – Part I (please read that post before this one). My thoughts on the “smoke” like it was described on the book mentioned above is that although we seem to be more obsessed with our self-image like in any other decade before, in my humble opinion that behaviour actually echo our desperate need or our eagerness to hear, to touch, to feel, to listen and to have a proof that something greater than us really exist, like a scape or a crutch for our insecurities.
I know I’m touching a sensitive point here, but all the technology in the world and the advances in the science field weren’t able to diminish our inherited discomfort, our anxiety, and our doubts whether there is a God, life after death, or what is this feeling of emptiness that’s been felt since we become labeled as a “modern society.” Do you feel that too? What could possibly explain the increasing number of suicide attempts in many different countries nowadays? Some of the celebrities we know that have commited suicide had families, friends, a great career, the kind of life we envision as a goal; hence the feeling of loneliness might not fit to our examination in this journal.
It seems that the only things that actually have advanced in our society are the technology when it comes to cars, gadgets, electronic devices and the like; on the other hand us – human beings – we are still asking ourselves the same questions we used to make many centuries ago – Who am I? Why am I here? What’s the purpose of life? Does God exist? And if there is a God, why do so many people are suffering?
It’s funny to think that even without our so called technology the ancient civilisations seemed to have everything that the modern society lacks. One of these things is called Faith. That short and humble word means a lot to our existence as human beings, without faith there is no place for hope, goodwill, trust, courage, there’s no place for creativity, there’s no place for love and as a result there’s no place for Life.
Moreover how can we possibly talk about “evolution” if we think and behave in a way that shuts down or erase a big part of ourselves that is our Spirit. And I’m not talking about religion here, I’m talking about Spirituality, which is a totally different approach.
How can we possibly evolve as human beings if we are exchanging our spirituality to the thin layers of our ego or to the new filter on the phone, to the newest fancy shades, or to the trendy clothes, the new eyelashes, the new lip plumper, to the new boat, car, apartment and so on. None of all those things are “bad” or are here to be condemned, what I want to explore is that we hear more about the new “iPhone” than about what makes us feel good about ourselves; what makes us tick; what makes us more alive; why we are here on this planet… Are we experiencing our spirituality like we could? Or are we just using it as another filter to get more likes on our social media accounts?
What do you think is going on in our society that has been hurting us to the extent where some of us are choosing to cease their lives?
(to be continued on the next post – Image Addict III)