But love goes far beyond relationships:. Without love, would anything have any meaning to us at all? Would we even bother to get up in the morning? Love is the fundamental substance and force of our human reality.
Without it, we would be nothing. We would just curl up and let ourselves die. Without understanding, our love would be ineffective. We would have no idea how to go about doing what we love to do. Without understanding we would be completely lost in the world. Nothing would have any meaning for us.
Our understanding of the world shapes how we perceive things and how we act. It gives definite form to our life and our aspirations. Yes, love and understanding, and all of the related workings of our mind and heart, are the substance and reality of our lives as human beings. They are what drive us to do what we do, and guide us in the doing of it. Without love and understanding, our life would be nothing. Love and understanding are the basics of spiritual reality.
They are the environment in which the world of the human mind and human experience exists. Selling goods in a physical store relies heavily on physical reality for the business transaction. Customers must physically travel to and enter the store, pick up the items they want with their physical hands, carry them to a checkout counter, have the cashier ring them up, and then carry them out of the store and back home with them. Of course, there are also mental elements involved in buying from a physical location: deciding we want to buy something, picking out exactly what to buy, interacting with store employees, and so on.
However, the need to use our body in moving from one location to another is a key element of the transaction. Yes, we do use our body even to buy online. We must type on the keyboard, click with the mouse, and go to the door to pick up the item when it arrives. But most of what takes place in buying online involves mental activity. We provide the seller with our billing and shipping information.
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In other words, though there are physical aspects to buying online, they are reduced to a minimum. But in general, using the Internet anyone who lives anywhere in the world can buy an item from any person or company anywhere else in the world. This relative freedom from the constraints of physical activity, presence, and location makes online buying more an exercise of the mind than an exercise of the body.
Another way of saying this is that compared to buying merchandise in a store, buying online works more the way things do in the spiritual world. So if we think about another person and wish we were with him or her, and the feeling is mutual, the very thought and desire to be together will bring the two of us together instantly.
Internet-based companies such as Amazon are using our still rudimentary material-world technological versions of the capabilities that angels and spirits inhabiting the spiritual realms have been enjoying all along. This is the spiritual shift taking place all around us from the brick and mortar Walmart model to the online Amazon model. Whatever may become of these two companies from a business and financial perspective, in their cultural role as legendary heroes they represent the physical presence of brick and mortar storefront business vs.
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He enjoys taking spiritual insights from the Bible and the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg and putting them into plain English as guides for everyday life. I like the way you characterize what happens in our mind to be spiritual actions.
Of course, things of the mind like our thoughts and our feelings exist in a whole different realm than the brick and mortar physical reality you also refer to. Computers Jesus and You. Elvis Jesus and You. Mothers Jesus and You. Opportunities Jesus and You. Fingers Jesus and You. Forked Tongue Jesus and You. Junk Jesus and You. Electronics Jesus and You.
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