We Are More Than Just A Physical Body

We frequently look at our bodies as something that is physical, solid, observable, and perceptible.  If this is the case, how do we explain our will, our mind, and our spirit?

The overwhelming belief that our physical body projects who we are to ourself and to others is a total misunderstanding of who we really are. There is nothing on this earth we know better than ourself which should be all inclusive and not just a physical body. Many people worship the body they see in a mirror, completely ignoring the internal functions powered by God which sustains our life. Our physical body does not propel itself without an inner engine. It’s the inner workings of God which ignites all functions of the physical being we see in the mirror.

We look at our bodies as something physical, solid, observable, and perceptible. If this is how we see ourself, did we forget to consider our mind, will and emotions? Think for one moment of a living body and then an expired body, what propels life and energizes the body to function? When a body expires, it is physically present but there is nothing inside to sustain it. This empty vessel is not who we were, the divine energy that powered the body has escaped.  Although the expired body is present, it is incomplete and it would be unwise to consider only our physical body. A living body is fully functional both outwardly and internally. A live person is full of divine energy which propels life and determines who we really are.

Lets think of our mind as an infinite source of actions, ideas, and functions which come from God. These are internal forces powered by God that cannot be processed by our five senses. The internal mechanisms of God determine our actions that power the physical body, they must work together. Do not think for a minute that our physical body alone is who we are. It is our inner being,  the force of God, that brings forth the person we know. I consider it impossible to know the bounds of our body, mind, will, and emotions which work in harmony to give us the essence of life. The more we analyze ourself, the more we realize our external body is not who we are.  We begin to understand our physical appearance and actions are just a vehicle for our inner mechanisms which are orchestrated by God. We put so much emphasis on our external body that we totally neglect the infinite power of the mind which is of God and guides the operations of the physical body.

While our internal body runs the external body, we cannot afford to completely ignore our physical body, that would be a disaster. Examining and being fully aware of our outward appearance and presentation is a good starting point to discover the magnificence of God. Our existence can be modified by changing our eating habits, pursuing our spirituality, and by committing to exercise along with everything that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. This enhances the performance of our body, mind, will, and emotions. When we liberate ourself from the dilemmas we associate with our physical body, we are in a better position to be in touch with God.

Our quest to discover the potential of our mind, will and emotions should never be over run by our desire for the perfect physical body. It is important to maintain the body to ensure our engine fires properly, but putting all of our focus on the physical body ignores the potential for all of our systems to be balanced, in harmony, and to grow exponentially to achieve our true potential in life and with God. The realization that our inner fire controls the external flame is a good step to becoming a person who is at peace with their true self.

Everything in existence has an internal component that determines its external appearance and actions. Our body is no different, we have the divine power in us that sets in motion all the functions that power our life. Our external body is nothing without the internal component that brings our life force into the physical realm. If a person strives to keep their body in good condition and nourishes their heart and soul with the goodness of God’s word, consider yourself a wise person because your internal engine will guide your physical body with the utmost care.

Steve Cowgar

Overwhelming Obligations

When we are submerged with the weight of massive obligations, whether at home, at work, or with friends, or family, there is no other way to surface except to face our commitments courageously each day until we can find a way to live peacefully with our obligations and manage them. 

From time to time our obligations evolve into something so big and time consuming we cannot focus on the ability to think and function rationally. Our focus becomes disorganized and erratic. This emotional state leads to exasperation and we become very dejected. It becomes hard to eat, sleep, and maintain a sense of happiness around others.

Some say enormous obligations are the price we pay for being human and they are probably correct. The price for being human is easily tossed around but that price is difficult to understand when we are struggling for existence in a world which requires prudent thought and actions. Many people face immense commitments due to work, family dilemmas, health issues, or personal issues.  They must face these obligations daily and may not be equipped to handle them or to find a way that balances their life with their obligations. These tremendous responsibilities drain every ounce of energy and they demand so much time our happiness suffers.

When we are submerged with the weight of massive obligations, whether at home, at work, or with friends, or family, there is no other way to surface except to face our commitments courageously each day until we can find a way to live peacefully with the demands placed on us.

Each day can be a struggle but we can overcome the burdens which seek to control our life. Some people are able to rise to the occasion and free them self from the grasp of obligations. Others desperately need our help to intervene with compassion and guide them to understand how obligations are controlling their life. Facing responsibilities head on can bring freedom and happiness. Looking for avenues to cope with or manage obligations will give us the best opportunity to have more time for happiness. Don’t feel trapped, there are always options.

May the overwhelming obligations that seek to conquer our happiness be lifted and may we share our happiness with those we love.  Everyone deserves happiness and balance in our life.

Conspiracy Theories, Are They True or False?

Who doesn’t like a good conspiracy theory? We can take anything controversial,  create some doubt, assimilate blanket media coverage and keep pumping out the conspiracy.  A consistent narrative will eventually pull in many people and it eventually becomes truth, or maybe it is not the truth. The whole idea of a conspiracy is to stimulate different approaches of reason that either sustain, disprove, create doubt or fuel division.

One conspiracy theory that has always fascinated me is; why have we never returned to the moon, is the moon hollow or solid, is it inhabited, are there bases on the moon which are kept secret, did we really go to the moon, are we secretly sending missions to the moon without public knowledge, have there been discoveries of alien life on the moon, but kept secret in order to maintain the status quo of 21st century life? Why are the craters depth not proportional to the size of the meteor impact? The mathematical anomalies associated with the moon are fascinating and to precise to be coincidence. What is the true origin of the moon? Why are there moonquakes and how do they originate. Supposedly the thought in the 60’s and 70’s was whoever claimed the moon as their territory would have a strategic advantage over the earth. Since it appears nobody has returned to the moon, does that mean no country has a lock on the strategic control of earth? So many questions, all have answers, but are they truth? Who knows, because I have never been to the moon to personally verify any information provided to the public.

We still shoot guns with bullets, just as we did a few hundred years ago. You’re telling me there is not new weapon technology that would make guns as we know them obsolete? The atomic bomb was developed in the 40’s, just imagine how far weapon technology has advanced since then.

To believe we are only as advanced as what we are told and shown would be naive. Any discovery of a planet or an orb close to earth that we could possibly travel to, or inhabit would seen like an obtainable goal to me in todays world of technological advancements. However there is simply to much money to be made on earth from antiquated technology by holding back on the most recent discoveries. New technologies could revolutionize the way we live on earth but with our current economic and belief system, there is little incentive to cue the public in on what has been accomplished. The issue to me is we are purposefully kept behind the curve on many futuristic technologies that would seem unbelievable and straight out of a sci-fi movie. I suggest only a select group of specialized individuals are privy to amazing discoveries which hold the key that can open doors to new frontiers. I feel quite confident we have developed propulsion technology and transport technology that far surpasses your typical rocket launch which puts satellites and astronauts in earth orbit. If a person can imagine something, then anything is possible.

What is your conspiracy theory………………………??????

Why Do We Disrespect Others?

Are we so proud of ourselves that we feel a duty to pour scorn on everybody who disagrees with us?

Why do we disrespect others? Are we so proud and full of ourself that we feel a duty to pour scorn on everybody who makes a mistake or disagrees with us? People with bad attitudes, inflated egos, and the belief they are better than others force their disrespect on us every day. No matter how gifted we are, someone is always more or less skilled on the physical and mental plane, yet we are all the same in ways that appear hard to measure. We are all on the same road, which begins with birth, then we fulfill a purpose in life, and then we face death. We are all subjects on the same planet, all of us with a body, mind, and soul, no particular person is better than the next. People have forgotten where they came from, what and who is really important in life and respect is a trait that is quickly becoming a lost art.

Imagine standing in line on an infinite circle that has no beginning or no end, we cannot get off the circle. Are we in a position that is superior to anyone else on the circle? When the line has no beginning or no end, it doesn’t matter where we stand. We cannot get off the circle and there is no advantage in the order to where we stand. It would make no sense to look at the person beside of us as being more favorable or less favorable than our position on the circle. We would all occupy an equal part of the circle.

Is there abuse, inequality, injustice, and prejudice carried out by people? Of course there is, but it makes little sense to add to the fray since we are all equal parts of the Human Race. When encountering someone who struggles with life, why not show some respect and compassion?  When we encounter someone who is highly successful, give a compliment, take notes, and strive to learn from them.

Instead of gloating over being right or being the best, wouldn’t it be nice to be humble and show compassion to others. Our voyage from the beginning is one from blindness to enlightenment. It makes sense to help others and to be kind for all the times we have been maltreated. Some say respect is earned, I say respect is learned, starting very young at home with the love and guidance of a compassionate parent.

Happiness

Critique yourself sternly and honestly, but appreciate your achievements. Defend yourself and educate yourself with the best intentions.

In an era where demands that our time and patience are heightened, happiness becomes elusive and temporary for many, it will not be found until we make time to engage in worthwhile activities. The possibility that happiness can be found if pursued correctly is attainable. If happiness is not sought for respectable reasons, it will surely lead to disappointments. Strive to look at circumstances with an impartial viewpoint, devoid of any connections and recusing yourself from participating in adverse actions. Critique yourself sternly and honestly, but appreciate your achievements. Defend yourself and educate yourself with the best intentions. It is with honorable motives that happiness can be found long term.

Experience, The Best Teacher

If experience teaches us anything, it is that we must pause and learn from it, enjoy it, and change course when necessary. It provides us with the opportunity to prevent mistakes, unveil new discoveries, and offer many life lessons.

Experience gives us valuable knowledge we can call on. Experience is the means that allows us to learn from past events to address various situations with a measured response for the best possible outcome. If experience teaches us anything, it is that we must pause and learn from it, enjoy it, and change course when necessary. It provides us with the opportunity to prevent mistakes, unveil new discoveries, and offer many life lessons. The knowledge gained from experience is a great ally to call on when a decision must be made or an action taken. Experience is never ending, it is something we can continue to absorb and share with others throughout life. Experience is never useless, golden opportunities to pursue knowledge always exist for wisdom in the future. The most prestigious degree in the world is no substitute for experience.

The Money Illusion

The price paid is often accepted for something so shallow as enough is never enough. It is with blurred vision and a misguided belief in a false sense of security that propels some to do anything for the sake of money.

Money will surely run its course, the cycles of ups and downs, wars fought to prop it up, a teetering game of value or devalue with only a promise to back it up. The veil of deception under which the more one has the more one is revered is temporary, yet the veil of deception is held with pride and a sense of power over others. The greedy, the arrogant, and unyielding powerful forces, all eager to grab and consume everything in sight. The price paid is often accepted for something so shallow as enough is never enough. It is with blurred vision and a misguided belief in a false sense of security that propels some to do anything for the sake of money. With a little effort to enlighten the heart, pitfalls of a life lived for the love of money can be exchanged for a life lived for unselfishness. We can learn to love and cast a smile, lend a helping hand or a word of praise, we can be happy with what we have, and we can be the person who show our heart and soul with honorable actions. It is then, that we accomplish something noble in life. All the money in the world will not dismiss all of your problems, in fact it might increase your problems. If nothing else, it will definitely give you a false sense of security.

TIME

The days come and go, the years creep up on us like a shooting star streaking swiftly across the sky, so fast it’s gone in a blink. Time is measured according to the motion of all things which surround us. Our life is but a second compared to the boundless age of a universe. Yet we live like we are supreme, the masters of all, conquering anyone or anything which threatens our ability to be the controller of our own time and space. We believe if we are the conquers, we control destiny. Perhaps temporarily true, but not true in the long run. Because time is measured, we exert great effort to control it, but we cannot control the preset motion of time which has been ongoing since the beginning. Everything has an order in the realm of time, we are part of an order that has been ordained to go on forever, just not forever on earth. We are here in the present, let us live with the knowledge that every day brings different challenges and emotions that requires our time. It is how we negotiate our journey in this very limited time on earth that determines our destination for each day and for our life.

Because we measure time, we realize a beginning and an end, but everything in between is often a blur. Time exists, it is valuable and evident on the physical plane of earth. No matter what age we are, the forward motion of the clock continues. Sometimes it appears to go fast, other times it seems to stand still, but in the end it is never long enough. The forces of time are knocking on the door of each generation with a tick tock announcing, “I am measured, I have a beginning and an end, and when my measurement of your time runs out, you will physically cease to exist on earth.” The awareness that we do not control the forward motion of time emerges as a reality. It becomes imperative to make the most of each passing second, it can never be rewound for a redo. Most successful people have found ways to use time usefully. Unsuccessful people waste time, they are unmotivated and rarely finish projects, much to the annoyance of others.

We are born to accomplish as much as we can in our lifetime. Being efficient plays a huge role with time management. The more efficient we are, the more we can contribute to future endeavors. The last minute is not the time to complete a task that required forgiveness, research, creativity and facts. Time will wait for no one, manage it wisely and make the most of every moment whether that be a much needed rest or surge of productivity.

If I Had To Choose One Life Changing Word, It Would Be? …………………………………………………

Proof is in the word, anything we accomplish starts with “believe” and it shall be accomplished.

Believe. Life has a way of becoming bogged down with daily routines. They are neither moving forward or backward, they merely mark time in the moments, hours, and days that consume our life. We are either unable or unwilling to take the initiative to be fulfilled in our daily life. If I had to choose one word which could inspire, motivate, and lead to fulfillment in life, it would be “believe”. The word itself creates actions which begin to fulfill dreams. Proof is in the word, anything we accomplish starts with “believe” and it shall be accomplished. If we “believe” with all our heart, we can accomplish anything we set out to do. The word “believe” can summons a powerful force within which starts processes that brings ideas into reality. Believe in God Almighty and in yourself and your future will be unlimited. What is the most important word you would choose?

A Life Well Lived

There is an answer to the torment which threatens to envelop our life. We are spiritual beings, capable of more goodness than we can fathom. Let no one encourage you to become anything other than a spiritual being capable of connecting directly with God through Christ our Lord.

Rest, relaxation, acknowledging and accepting the truth will bring healing to our bodies and mind. All negativity, and hurtful burdens of the body, mind and soul comes from the bottomless pit which is ablaze with torment, agony, and misery.

There is an answer to the torment which threatens to envelop our life. We are spiritual beings, capable of more goodness than we can fathom. Let no one encourage you to become anything other than a spiritual being capable of connecting directly with God through Christ our Lord. We can tune ourselves to ask and receive new and amazing guidance from God by freeing ourselves from the earthly bondage which seeks to keep us occupied with greed, hatred, and deception. Physical and material acquisitions will eventually leave us unfulfilled and unhappy, devoid of the true meaning of life. We must be able to forgive and love and be inspired by our spirit to seek new and noble heights that are worthy of a life well lived. If we get derailed, we must get back on track and persevere. We can never give in to the temptation of giving up or waiting to be rescued by someone else, for that can become a great hinderance to a prosperous life.

When we are young, time seems to last forever. When we grow old, we realize just how fast time passes. Our pursuit to make the most of each day becomes more and more of a priority. We do not have time to waste, no matter what age we are. The urgency to be in harmony and balance with all that surrounds us must come from within. The answers to all that exists, and all that was and all that will be comes from God Almighty. We can make new beginnings and reach unimaginable heights if we seek truth and acceptance of the Word of God. If I had to pick three points of focus that exemplifies a glorious life, I would pick God, truth, and faith.

Happiness is the result of a life well lived. Life is a gift which gives us the opportunity to show love, kindness and strength throughout our journey. A life well lived is a life with no regrets. Keep life in order, manage the events you face each day with positive actions. Don’t wait until it’s to late to make amends for past mistakes.