Can people really change you may ask? I pose another question to answer that!
Can people really try and do they try, genuinely try, to alter their ways or thinking comprehensively and permanently? If they won’t actually try then talking to them about change is like speaking to a blank wall or as if they are giving lip service to be in the groove with the status-quo and say my New Year’s resolution is to do such and such then why bother saying anything if it’s not a true commitment, and therein lies a massive problem in today’s modern society of instant gratification and too much to be had, which easily transports us to this sad destination, lack of commitment, by many people in many walks of life; in general I think fewer people make lasting commitments that mean anything in today’s fast past dynamic flowing digital age where things are not only here today and gone tomorrow but with the blink of an eye a person can be on to bigger and better things or so they may think, when in actuality are deluded and living in a trance induced by multiple delusions coming at all of us from all directions at once in the cyber-istic high-tech world we are all now caught up in where MSM plays with our minds and manipulates to keep the truth from us and to cause us to believe falsehood as truth! Master plans of deception abound and we are like the fish of the sea moving in massive schools with the tide, currents, food supply and other stimuli like predator avoidance. They tend to be doing what they must habitually to carry on and live or survive just for the sake of surviving; an instinctual thing. People of course are much more complex than fish but my thought is that they aren’t much different when it comes down to the prime ingredients or reason to survive and carry on. People are creatures of habit and tend to follow patterns just like the fish in the sea and stay or go where the action is where they get what they need generally making a buck or pound; to live another day! People being more complex make many conscious decisions to do one thing or another every moment of every day, much of it out of necessity in order to survive and carry on doing what it is they do as individuals and as a member of a society or school of people in a sense. I think really changing has to come from a very needed necessity to change or it will fall by the wayside and be just another empty promise or dream and many human habits especially in the substance abuse realm are imprinted in behavior patterns and indeed brain synapses many times being almost impossible to change like say a heroin addict who wants to go cold turkey and kick the habit, stands about a snowball’s chance in hell of making it happen; unless some very powerful counter force or measure is put into play.
Sir Issace Newton’s theories of motion are brilliant and science at its best which though they are talking about heavenly bodies in space and their perpetual motions these concepts I find can be applied to human beings on various levels! “Newton developed his laws of motion in 1666, when he was only 23 years old. In 1687, he presented the laws in his seminal work “Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis,” in which he explained how outside forces affect the movement of objects.”
“In classical mechanics, Newton’s laws of motion are three laws that describe the relationship between the motion of an object and the forces acting on it. The first law states that an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless it is acted upon by an external force.”
I say we move along in our lives in one path or direction or another until something causes us to alter or CHANGE that path we are traveling on for some very substantial REASON. We must have a powerful reason and one which can overpower the wrong path or motion of our lives in order to put it on an improved or whole new trajectory! Yes, I say actually by these principles being taken into account; I’m thinking a person can change dramatically, but it takes a whole lot to make that happen or they will stay in the same old orbit to the end of the line! What is that reason or force? It can vary depending on the individual and what needs to be changed in order to effectuate a new direction or path. Underlying this I see the inherent weakness in mankind being subject to failure as a given that is built in, just by the sheer fact we live in a finite decaying world where eventually everything changes even if it doesn’t want to or seems to not change much by human time scale standards! This is a place of dynamic total change, because of conflicting forces along with built in synergistic balance that must eventually fail, which is all inevitable; so what the heck can this add up to and more importantly is it worth trying to change once a given person is in a groove or even rut? My friends I address this whole exercise on a different level be it wanting change on a simplistic level such as cutting down ones calories and dropping some unneeded weight to the broader and more to me fundamental question, which should be paramount on all of our minds each and every day! What does my life mean or add up to and where will I end up when I die; which could be in a moment or many years to decades from now; nonetheless what do I ponder about; that bigger question which depending on the answer could mean I’ll go far beyond this short temporary life or I might just be maggot food after all is said and done and nothing more. My honest belief and conviction that I know from life experience, some knowledge through study and deep thought or debate, but, along with my now ever present faith, is that I’m much more important than “here today and gone tomorrow,” in celestial terms, and I will be in a better place with the Master or Architect and Maker of this existence. Because I see all of this as a truth and reality that I can wrap my head and heart around to a great degree; I see this short life here as more inconvenience and a transitional period; so it’s not something to be picky about small stuff and silly contrivances, but as being more important to make sure I at least address this large scale question daily as to am I preparing as best I can for that infinite journey beyond so that I am allowed to be part of all that is good, or am I arrogant enough to think I can be my own boss and design my own destiny by dropping a few pounds or not drinking too many ales while doing my own thing because I falsely think those sort of things will bring me some great satisfaction and a greatly improved enhanced version of my life; perhaps if I go to say the gym daily and play around with diet to be a totally fit guy?
Some say this is all an illusion, and, logically one could surmise that is true to the extent that we don’t have all the answers to the endless questions or especially some of the much bigger questions such as to the Why and What is the Meaning to all of this.
Of course I believe there is a purpose to everything that is going on especially in light of the fact that we fallible or imperfect limited beings have a glimpse or view through the crack in the door of what is out there in the vastness of existence; and then there is prophesy to add to this equation that was and is long term insightful bench marks of truth if you will, that have been provided from God to give us His children the guidance we so sorely need.
This is something that I recently wrote into one of my blog essays.
“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2,
Romans 8:20 says that all creation was subjected to vanity because of God’s curse. When Adam sinned, God cursed all that He had made (Genesis 3:17–19). In other words, perfection was lost. All of creation is now falling short of its original purpose; rather than working in harmony with God and creation, inhabitants of the earth have turned on each other and against God. We still reel from the effects of that curse. Everything meant to be right side up is upside down. The chaos and insanity of the world as we know it are due to the fact that God has subjected creation to vanity until the time when it will be set free (Romans 8:21).
My friends, this is where my head is and how I perceive my orbit and path through this trial of earthly life. I hope sincerely that some words I said here will be helpful to you or anyone reading them to perhaps alter some negative thought patterns and synapse that cause one to stumble more than they should, and to find a better balance and equilibrium they and all of us need; to live with confidence that the higher power God has provided all the answers which come to us in time and when it is our time! God bless.
Lawrence Morra III