posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 03:01 PM
Perhaps all of the evils of the world were released when Pandora opened her jar (as in Greek mythology)...or with Adam and Eve eating the forbidden
apple, or according to whichever theology or world view you hold. However these evils were introduced, humanity's system of morality was
violated and has negatively affected our morals, values, and beliefs . In my humble opinion, the root cause and motive of evil are greed, pride, envy,
anger, lust, sloth, and gluttony - the seven deadly sins.
I notice that we are all guilty of living disconnected lives and strive to not get involved. We cope by indulging ourselves with things that
take the sting from the pain of what we're feeling. We value our possessions and status more than any relationship.
Our personal lives, communities, nations, and world are being destroyed by self-serving interests, greed, fear, ego, etc. Search to discover your own
core morals and ethical principles, and live courageously within this belief system. In solving problems, humility, compassion, and human
understanding are essential character traits in facing most situations.
The questions I ask myself when I feel overwhelmed and feel the burden of weight I carry are: If I lost everything that I hold valuable, what do I
have left? What am I anchored to (greed, fear, ego) when the storms of life are throwing me against a rocky shore? Be willing to ask for help, and
always be willing to help another. Manage whatever is within your personal range of control. Live with hope and never loose faith.