Steps In Opening A Business
Our Maker, Nature, is responsible for the creation of the universe and all its inhabitants. It has set the fundamental guidelines for our survival. While ultimately our Maker will remain a mystery to us, when we connect with it on a personal level, we gain valuable insight into its terms and conditions for our existence. Our Maker has provided each of us with a powerful imagination. By utilizing it, we can recognize our Maker’s true intentions and use them to our further our missions. Because each of us is unique, we each have a unique relationship with Nature. Therefore, we must each connect with Nature alone, without relying on our fellow human beings’ interpretations of how to carry out Nature’s mandates.
What if an individual is incapable of recognizing the mandates of Nature by virtue of a mental or physical disability? It is an unfortunate and bitter reality of life that an individual born with a disability is destined to struggle more than the rest of us and to depend more upon on the mercy of fellow human beings just to survive. We are obligated to remember that Nature has created—for its own reasons and purposes—those of us with disabilities. We must also remember that lucky people born with few or no disabilities have the added responsibility and duty to care for and protect our less fortunate human counterparts. Rendering assistance to a less fortunate individual without expecting any kind of reward is the most refined form of human behavior.
What of those of us who are not confident in our understanding of our Maker, Nature? When we are comfortable with ourselves, we can rest assured that our interpretation of our Maker’s rules is as good as or better than that of other people. Comparing notes with other people about this issue is tantamount to the blind leading the blind. Although the majority of us instinctively understand the rules our Maker has designated, many of us do not like them. Thus, we try to ignore them or interpret them to our liking. A person who is willing to recognize, accept, and implement Nature’s fundamental rules and regulations without manipulation will have fewer problems in life. For instance, if Nature has provided a person with a healthy body, according to Nature, it is that person’s primary duty to take good care of that body if it is expected it to serve the person well. Is it difficult to understand this fundamental rule of our Maker? No. Yet many people disrespect their bodies in more ways than one and take their health for granted.
One does not have to be a rocket scientist to understand, for example, that the lungs are designed for specific purposes—to provide vital elements such as oxygen to the body and to remove unwanted toxic gases such as carbon dioxide from the body. Yet, in spite of warning labels and the possibility of arrest, people in cultures the world over continue to smoke poisons such as tobacco, marijuana, and crack cocaine, which harm their bodies and, often, their chances of success in the world. Why? Many people find ingesting chemicals soothing or thrilling to the mind, and they are less inclined to pay attention to the long-term effects these substances have on the body. Similarly, people who overeat focus on the pleasure they derive from eating food rather than paying attention to their physical health. Sensible eating is another fundamental rule of our Maker. Most of us understand this fact but are unwilling to follow it because it is not to our liking. People often indulge in behavior whose reward is immediate gratification rather than paying attention to the long-term effects of such behavior.
In addition to food and chemical substances, power, prestige, and privilege are major factors that corrupt people and prompt them to manipulate Nature’s ground rules. These three p’s are indeed appealing and enticing, especially in the political and corporate arenas. Acts of political corruption and corporate greed are purported by none other than the elite—the well-educated, sophisticated, and intelligent—members of society. These perpetrators need no lessons in Nature’s mandates. They understand the rules all too well, but they have chosen to ignore them, perhaps because they see themselves as exempt from such moral regulations. However, one of the fundamental rules of Nature is that we must not hurt others for explicit advantage. Similarly, Nature forbids us from hurting ourselves, for when people do not care about hurting themselves, how can they truly care whether they hurt others? Unless we respect ourselves, we will be incapable of respecting others.
Individuals, such as terrorists, who commit atrocities in the name of God, are the worst kind of cowardly barbarians. They claim they are doing God’s work to make this world a better place, but they are motivated not by Nature’s mandates but by their own agendas, causing tremendous damage to others and to this world. Despite their declaration of holy work, such people—like all of us—will be held accountable for their actions. By the same token, their followers who may not have directly committed any violence will be held equally responsible for blindly supporting these individuals. Our Maker never bends or alters its mandates of survival to accommodate anyone.
In reality, it is not difficult for an average person to understand Nature’s straightforward, fundamental terms and conditions, but it is not so simple to follow them. Our Maker has given us the freedom and privilege to define our missions and choose our goals in life, but it holds us accountable for following the path that it has laid out for every goal we choose. If we attempt to reach our goals but fail to take responsibility for our actions, not only do we suffer a great deal, but the world also suffers. Even though we are Nature’s own imperfect specimens, we cannot expect our Maker to come to our rescue when we make mistakes. Nature is an unfettered, rigid, and perfect force. What irony—that we exist as an imperfection within the perfection that is Nature.
The principle is clear: we can accept Nature’s terms and utilize our talents wisely to make the most of our limited time on earth, or we can attempt to live carefree, exciting lives on our own terms and hope for the best. Unfortunately, most people opt for the latter choice and are rudely awakened when faced with the consequences of their decisions and actions. Nature applies the law of cause and effect across the board without exception. A clever few explore a third option: they accept and abide by the laws of Nature that appeal to them and ignore those that don’t, hoping to lead a healthy, happy life. The truth of the matter is that we cannot break the laws of Nature and spend life behaving just as we please and expect to come out ahead. Nature’s mandates forbid it. To find out more, you can check out Steps In Opening A Business.