Evolving Thought

This world holds many mysterious, which are hidden in time's capsule.

Evolution cannot be confirmed with few fragments for this silly fight over fragments only puffs up and solves nothing. Nonetheless, from the bird’s view angle life thrives, moves and all living forms fight for supremacy, but do they? That is more a human way than the animals’ way. What happens in nature is not war for supremacy, but for food and mating rights.

Humans evolved possessing territorial instincts, but also evolved to be quite narrow-minded. At the time of no scarcity of game, open spaces and plenty of food man fought another man. I suppose the fear was the factor. One clan met another clan perhaps racially different from themselves; and with them came curious suspicions. Man fights what he does not know for what he knows is himself and his kind... he assumes. Eventually this desire to destroy anything that is foreign went on for millennia embedding in the human genome its message. These are the origins of racism, parochialism, bigotry, nationalism or religious intolerance. Today this fight donned but only a different garb. The war is on but it changed forms. Sports, scientific, religious, economic or technological competitions stem from those primordial restless genes. And although it seems like we are advancing but the pace is less than that of a tortoise. Let me tell you why.

The inherent warlike traits resurface from time to time and the propelling mechanism is the ego and the pride of life. And like it is written, [1John 2:16)] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

It makes sense, doesn’t it? Anything physical, but only amongst humans, has an identity, self, then comes the ego and with that comes pride. This chain must be understood, for if not it will perpetuate itself bringing more suffering and interrupting our progress. First comes the grasp of these facts, then comes the knowledge of something much higher and much better, but one must decisively forsake the old in order to gain the new. Only then the new knowledge can lead to wisdom. Wisdom is activity itself; one is deemed wise for one behaves wisely.

Wisdom

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Definitions of wisdom vary widely some confuse it with cognizance, other with the acquirement of knowledge still others equated with sharpness of mind or higher IQ. None of these have anything to do with wisdom for wisdom is a deed. To best understand wisdom we must take the words of the wisest man ever walked this planet, Jesus Christ. Regardless how you would like to compare Him to Moses, Buddha or Muhammad none can match His wisdom.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall” - The Gospel of Matthew 7:24-27.

Now let's define wisdom

One man had the grasp of things like rain, storms, house foundations and structure of his dwelling place where he and his family would reside. But he was cheap and did not invest in the proper foundation, e.g., building on a basalt rock. The man made thin walls… hoping for the best. His faith in his prayers and his "special standing with God, because after all he was in Christ" and Christ should be very proud of him that he kept sparing the expense. He thought I'd rather give those savings to charity, to my church or to a missionary and God would then look after me and my family.

He understood nature and its whims but his religiousness robbed him of wisdom. Power storm came and beat down his house. Debris pierced through the thin walls. Wind inflated the house like a balloon and took it away into the sea. And because the foundations were not deep nor was the house attached to anything stronger than sand the grouse drifted away destroyed. His family became destitute. 'Where was God in all of this' the man reasoned, but this reasoning was too late for God was in the spirit of wisdom from the very start. The man lost his faith in God instead he put his faith in life insurance, just in case for the standard insurance for his house could never cover the costs nor replace his family's valuables. That is a foolish man and whoever dwells together with this fool is also a fool.

house on rockAnother man knew what he grasped and understood the same thing, but he prepared himself for the inevitable and had build his house on a strong foundation. He reinforced the walls and strengthened the foundation. He built a barrier against the seawalls and the unexpectedly rising tides.

The storm came and challenged that man's wisdom by fiercely and relentlessly battering his house. But the house stood unshaken.

Both man had the grasp of the ever changing elements like, rain, wind and hail. Both men had the knowledge for they have received it from experts, but only one acted on that understood knowledge; hence his actions deemed him wise.

Understanding alone is no wisdom. Knowledge alone is no wisdom for it can be an isolated piece of knowledge. Wisdom is the an act which comes from understood knowledge.

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