We are all short-sighted to some degree. Modern man frequently chooses pleasure over health, revenge over forgiveness, ruining the environment to gain monetary profit over harmonizing with Mother Earth, etc.
A legitimate option for adults is to sacrifice our selfish “standard of living” in order to instill higher values in our children, and stop poisoning them. Future children will undoubtedly reap the wonderful benefits of the divine momentum you and I create now. That is long-sighted….and natural, too 😉
Do things which are good for the future and our children;
Do things which are pleasurable for us right now.
Live as we have been living and continue to degrade;
Use our free will to change and nurture children who are more loving, strong, and inclined toward evolution.
- Human (part animal and part divine, on the evolutionary path where divinization can happen when the animal life is left behind)
- Divinized being
One possible option – You and me evolving:
It’s difficult to get a taste of the divine life if you and I are blinded by the animal life. If a man is courageous enough, he can experiment with his own existence by consciously giving up the animal qualities of his being, and then learn to feel the divine part of his existence. At the beginning of this adventure, curiosity may be the only reason to experiment with your-self, but later on it becomes clear that animal-humans are meant to evolve and graduate into the realm of the divine. Your sincere effort to experience this transformation will surely uncover the buried beauty within yourself, dissolving your layers of animal conditioning (which is actually blocking your pure inner-beauty from shining forth).
When you are sick and the doctor says to take certain medications, you have faith that the pills will heal your sickness, so you take the medication properly as prescribed and regain your wellness. A similar “healing” happens when we live our lives in accordance with long-sighted wisdom.
Do we really think we can escape the consequences of our actions???