posted on Dec, 13 2009 @ 08:31 AM
I was thinking recently how are humans different from animals. An animal eats, drinks, sleeps day in day out. Humans do the same at large, but they
also work, socialise, entertain themselves and study. In a way a human existence is more colourful than an animals, and there is a lot more to do, but
it is still just as repetative and pointless. Ultimately, both humans and animals are pleasure seekers, only humans have far more creative ways of
seeking pleasure. An animal for example will be satisfied by eating the same food, humans on the hand will seek different kinds of food, different
tastes, different cuisines, different looks.
But in the end the pleasure seeking never really ends, it just goes on and on until death and most of us grow tedious of this pleasure seeking towards
the later parts of our life because despite all our efforts we are still not satisfied and we start to realise the futility of our existence.
The unfortunate thing here is, we don't realise until it is too late that what we really want which is everlasting pleasure cannot be found in the
ever-transient world and we must start to draw our attention within to actually find it.
In other words everybody will at some point need to realise that the only way to happiness is spirituality. As we evolve spiritually and are
reinvented as a new person every step of the way, experiencing ever-more fuller states of being then life will feel fresh and new at every step.
Thus spiritual evolution is the true meaning of life. In spiritual discourses, it is taught that there are innumerable levels of existence above this,
such as the level of existence as an angelic being, a spiritual master, a god-like being. The more and more we spiritually evolve the more fantastic
and amazing life will become. It will no longer feel futile then, it only feels futile now because we are are experiencing such a mundane level of
existence and seem to be stuck here.
Fortunately, even in my late 20's I have spiritually evolved faster than most, but this was also true when I was younger, I was always more
intuitive, mature and sensible compared to my peers. I have lost desire for many things I had in the past, and the most important of them is the
desire for sex which humans are still obsessed with up to 50+ and the desire for tasty food(pizzas etc) is also going. I have little to no desire for
money, fame and status. Most of my desires are spiritual and intellectual.
[edit on 13-12-2009 by Indigo_Child]