Many smart phones these days come pre-installed with certain apps that help one to manouver the ever changing landscapes of our environments. One of these apps is a mobile navigation map most notably Google maps. These apps help us navigate our way around to our various destinations. And a key feature in this app is the ability to zoom in and out.
Just like the mobile navigating apps on our mobile phones, we too have an in-built ability to zoom in and out of life’s moments. We zoom in to get a better and detailed view of our point of interest. In the same vein we zoom out to escape, and get a bigger picture of our life’s moments and our surroundings.
Think about it, we enjoy our best moments in life by focusing- zooming in, and forget all our troubles and dangers that surround us. For example, when we connect with our loved ones, nothing else ever matters and that moment in time. At that moment life is beautiful, calm, peaceful and breath taking. We always crave such moments.
I personally find great peace and joy in those moments that might look insignificant to the rest of the world.
It is however very important we know when and how to zoom out of our depressing moments and take the time to consider our options and conceive the bigger picture. If and when we fail to do that. We may end up in the same place years later because we fail to review our lives each day that we live. To live life at it’s fullest we need to zoom in and out of our various situations that we face in our earthly journey.
The bible talks of the spirit being willing and the body being weak. Over the years, I have come to see the logic in this statement looking at the world around me and all the things that are happening. The body with its excessive wants and needs every now and then seems to over power all else and a person does any thing of pleasure to him or her.
A while ago a public official was facing a barradge of questions about allegyedly having diverted some funds under his oversight to the purchase of an official luxury vehicle. Clearly in this situation there is a want for comfort that the body exerts that supercedes other forms of reasoning that are to the detriment and suffering of others,
At times I ask my self whether our bodies lay siege of us and compel us to do the things that we do the to satisfy it’s wants and needs because they are the only ‘suit’ that can survive on this earth and so are obligated to meet those needs.
From the policies adopted on climate change by world leaders to wars, and mass demonstartions that are orchestrated all because a few powerful elite think the prevailing status quo is either good or not good for business. In the face of these and many others that my not be mentioned, I am left with only one deduction to make, that the body is a liability.