Have you noticed this trend in churches? The pastor usually wears a suit and the congregation are well dressed. If you ask anyone of them, they will say that they just want to look their best in the house of the lord. But why must people look good to go to church? The church has become a social gathering for many, making a casual outfit almost look out of place. It’s like it’s sinful to dress down when you go to church.
I see people looking like they are going for a party when they go to church. Such superficiality blurs the reason for going to church in the first place. However, I am not in support of the extreme notion some dominations take that is the opposite of this. Dressing down, not wearing jewellery and appearing peasant- like because you are going to church is also superficial.
It seems to me that the church is lost between two extremes. One group which considers the church as a social outing and the other who use to church to show how holier than thou they are.
Solution for the show offs :Smaller churches in which there is a smaller need to be extravagant
Solution for the holier than thous: Bigger churches in which they will feel the need to appear more presentable.
The balance is in the moderation.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace
In this plane of existence we live in called earth, there are a lot of delusions. These delusions abide in our everyday life and the social construct is one of them. If you notice, there have been many of these illusionary trends. For example the world today is run by race and skin colour. There is a divide between those who are majorly rich and those who are majorly poorer based on pigment. Even among a race with more melanated people there is the seperation of colour by identity, the lighter spectrum the favoured. And this is just one of many identity associations.
Another means of identity bestowed to divert from our inner selves is ethnic or country seperations. We see people differently based on associations of foreigness. This can be because of the primitive mindset of association with a group sharing some similarity with you. For example the tower of Babel story were God created several languages to separate people according to those who spoke words like them. This was to cause people from coming together to cause problems by building a tower to reach the sky. This affiliations are less needed since that era had long gone.
Now, I’m not saying that there are no problems in the world as regards to identify and the need for some to identify as somethings to feel complete. For example, feminism is an identification. It is a label which supports defending the rights of women. This works for some to reconcile their reality with what they feel on the inside. They saying “I am a feminist” makes them feel good and tells some story of their value system. I support women being treated equally but I do not identify as a feminist. No, Why? Because it is unnecessary and has no validation to my being. If there was no word which meant “supporter of equal rights for women”, I will still be someone who supports the rights of equality women. The lack of label does not change my inner world.
It is a common thing now, I have noticed for people to fight for identity. Some of these comes from a place of recognising ones self while the others come from doing what everyone else does. Indeed there are some identities that are important to claim. Identifying as a wealthy person in spirit and material things recognizes our nobel nature and essense. Identifying as a child of the Creator is another one of those.
But many external validating identities, some which are of group thinking, do not enrich our soul and essense. There are so many deep seas your soul should reach and that will take the rest of your life here on this plane to finish the exploration. Why waste your time claiming a bunch of identities, labels and association you do not even really understand? If your answer is “to fit in”, you already know your solution. Any identity that is truly important to you or real does not even need a title.
Claim only your real identity, the one that your soul knows. Let your divinity shine through the illusions.
PS: Also do not take life too seriously, if you want to joke about with some of any identification relating to you, do so. Bit don’t let it define your being.
To me a genius is similar to a genie, they both make things happen. The notable difference between them is that one is fictional. It has been shown numerous times, that to perform in some feats considered brilliant requires actions that may be seen as less rational. In simpler words, many great people who had walked this earth were either a bit crazy or had a lot of faith in trying things out. You hardly notice the common link of having faith with being a genius, because the sheer brilliance of the aftermath results.
But being a genius has as much as having faith with being associated with madness. Frankly, faith can be seen as insanity before an outcome occurs. When all physical proof or past knowledge shows no signs of something taking place, trying to defy all odds seems strange. The best things in this world, however had comes from genius thinking. The touch of madness or leap of faith is just any other name that it can be called.
Application of this principle in daily life
- Have strong faith.
- Think creatively, the more bizzare and curious the better.
- Know that everyone has been blessed with the power to create.
- Follow your intuition.
- Employ the guidance of people wiser than you.
- Figure out your talents and what you are naturally good at doing.
- List the things you actually enjoy doing more than other activities.
- Escape the confining box of pride but be confident in yourself as a person and divine being.
- Be spontaneous.
- Read up on anything you find interesting.
- Find the adventure in life, surpass the mundane.
- Be weird.
- Seek progress and have a drive to improve yourself and the world.
- Do not fall into bitterness no matter what.
- Check your mind set from time to time and if it is in a negative state, quickly switch back to positive.
- Be less influenced by the trends of the world.
- Only follow the things you want to be informed about on social media, do not waste your time with following topics that only cause inner conflict in you.
- Try to make the world a better place, but do not be frustrated if you can’t change the world.
- Relax, somethings are just bigger than you.
- Spread positivity and life into any project you touch, including people.
- Be genuinely happy on the inside.
Now go be a genius