How to Live and Why

Spirit shares gems of wisdom.

Spirit tells me that to live in such a way that brings
a sense of satisfaction and pleasure requires us
to seek to serve others, because in serving others
we also serve ourselves.

Survival of oneself depends upon survival of others
and upon the survival of the environment which
sustains us all.

But, He continues, we cannot care for anyone if we
do not first care for ourselves, because if we have
no love for ourselves then we have no love to share
with anyone or anything else.

It’s as simple as that.

Attitude Exists Unseen

A spirit teacher tells me that attitude exists unseen

and yet very visible to those who have eyes to see.

 

How can we learn to see attitude?

 

Whose attitude?

 

Our own and that of others.

 

Meditation.

 

Meditation on what?

 

Not what, why.

 

Why what?

 

Yes.

 

What does that mean?

 

What does it seem to mean?

 

To meditate on why we do what we do?

 

Yes, and to dare to question our basic motives

for doing what we do.

 

There might be many.

 

Such as?

 

Survival.

 

Yes.

 

Survival may be our primary motive,  but

but there are surely many possible others.

 

No.

 

Please explain.

 

Survival is maintaining what we have

at any given time, of any given possession,

real or imagined.

 

An imagined possession?

 

Yes.

 

How can we m imagine we possess

what we do not?

 

Faulty vision.

 

What causes faulty vision?

 

Attitude.

 

Attitude towards what?

 

Whatever.

 

Priority?

 

What about it?

 

It just seemed to come to mind.

 

Whose mind?

 

Is there more than one?

 

No.

 

 

Life is an Ecosystem

Spirit tells me that to serve Life is to serve ourselves, for

We are all as one with everyone and everything else that lives.

 

Life is an ecosystem wherein all life is interactive, interrelated,

And interdependent, in the same way that all biological systems

Within the human body are as one unit while functioning as

Seemingly separate systems within systems.

 

We seem to be able to accept that any diseased area within

The human body is a threat to the health and the survival of

The entire human body.

 

Why, He asks me, can we not just as simply accept that

The same relationship exists beyond the human body, and

That interconnectedness of all life forms functions

To sustain the individual life forms through a sense of

Co-dependency.

 

Co-dependency?

 

Yes. We are mutually sustained or mutually destroyed.

It’s as simple as that.