We create imperfection. We even believe that we are imperfect, and we are unaware what is driving this belief. Without a doubt, there is one
particular thing that is driving the belief in imperfection and perpetuating its existence.
The universe really is perfect. I know it's hard to believe, as there are many conflicts and upheavals in this world, but those conflicts and
upheavals are our creation. We were created as perfect beings. We create and perpetuate our imperfections.
This isn't a religious thread, although the Bible does help me illustrate what exactly is causing our perceive imperfection, so I will allude to it
briefly. This is about four real concepts that are also illustrated by the Bible. Before I go into the Bible part of it, though, I will tell you
these concepts in the order that they first occured that led to our belief and our perception of an imperfect world.
Separation. Imbalance. Jealousy. Greed.
At the beginning of the Bible, the story goes that Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. That was the beginning of the belief
in separation. This caused man to conceptually deal with all concepts as something separate from God. That was the imbalance and the split from
Then, Adam and Eve made clothes for themselves. This visually furthered the perception of separation between man and environment. Now everywhere you
looked, there was a God-made human coupled with a man-made creation. Now the one God has become the perceived many.
But this perceived manyness furthered the imbalance perception which furthered the belief of imperfection. Now it became so imbalance that people
began to oppose one another. This was out of jealousy. The story of Cain and Abel illustrates the introduction of this concept directly following
the story of Adam and Eve. Cain was jealous of Abel so he killed him. In unity, there is no jealousy, but now with this imblanced belief in
separation, jealousy is inevitable. When all is perceived to be unequal, there are beliefs of better and worse circumstances. That causes the one in
perceived worse circumstances to envy and covet the ones in better circumstances which causes the one in worse circumstances to act accordingly. It
also gives the one in better circumstances a false sense of security, when in reality, his brother is jealous and wants to kill him.
Now the one with the false sense of security has every material possession he could dream of. And he only wants more. The human race is a never
ending race towards satisfying greed. Greed is a black hole that goes no where but keeps going. Down this dark pit is perpetual dissatisfaction.
This is why we believe we are in an imperfect world. It is because we believe we are separate. It is because we are jealous. It is because we are
Starving children in Africa are subject to our greed. The world has ample resources if only we had the compassion necessary to work to distribute it
evenly. Compassion is the first stop on the road back home. Home is where unity is. When you see all as one, you know your happiness and
satisfaction are dependent on your brother's and sister's happiness and satisfaction. Working towards the goal of others' happiness and satisfaction
is compassion. Compassion can eliminate worldwide starvation and poverty. Then, we won't be able to say, "Tell a kid living in Somalia that the
world is perfect." After we have eliminated starvation and poverty through compassion by unity, of course, there will be other bumps in the road, but
at least we will be heading in the right direction. Once we change our course, there would be no going back. Who would want to go back into that
Compassion is impossible if you choose to remain greedy and selfish. Sadly, it is this choice that perpetuates the illusion of imperfection for us
Don't doubt the reality of unity because unity is our salvation.
edit on 8-12-2011 by smithjustinb because: (no reason given)