Perhaps we may fix our World from the inside out?
Filled with such grotesque obscenity and perversion, our World is rapidly declining. Like never before, the polar scale of right and left, right and wrong couldn’t be more pronounced, yet, this rage continues snowballing with fervent speed. To put ice on this inflammation, religion and spirituality may quell negative disposition to the events in one’s life by simply shifting the perspective to a more understanding and appreciative mindset.
We may easily see how the care of the microcosm (each and every individual) directly translates into the expression of the macrocosm (our societies and the relationships between them as a whole).
According to Dr. Jonathan Ramsay, Senior Lecturer in psychology at James Cook University’s Singapore campus, he and his team have found that “…the more people gave meaning, purpose, and significance to such events the more they experienced positive emotions such as gratitude and contentment”.
Likewise, a similar study shows that when children are raised with a religious background, their “…psychological adjustment and social competence were positively correlated with various religious factors. However, students’ performance on reading, math, and science tests were negatively associated with several forms of parental religiosity.”
At this point, how are we truly benefiting from a world that esteems the sole pursuit of knowledge at the expense of happiness and friendship? With the rise of social anxiety and autism, it may be best that we take another look at the rewards of maintaining our spiritual health.
Perhaps a deteriorating society will eventually hit a peak that will bring people face-to-face with the desperation of their reality, and provoke them to decide what truly matters most in life? Cultural division and destruction is currently under way as communal harmony is at stake, whereby we may soon be forced to quickly act upon such an ultimatum.
James Cook University. “The god of small things.” ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180830095350.htm
University of Texas at San Antonio. “Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development.” ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190207123220.htm
(The image used at the top of this page is Ceiling of the Catedral del Santo Cáliz in Valencia, Spain.)