Our duty in life is to remember who we are. Our duty is to find ourselves. To know our rights and limits. To eliminate the false/fallen self and discover our true/higher self. To stop being selfish and allow ourselves to heal. To stay on the right path and continue with divine support. This is where all divine knowledge is hidden.
Moral principles remind us of who we are, revealing our true higher self. However, just as buttoning the wrong buttons at the bottom of the shirt causes all other buttons to be misaligned, moral degradation negatively affects all areas the person is in connection with.
An immoral person is either in a deep sleep or suffocating due to his carnal appetite. He must discipline his character in order to wake up from that deep sleep because there is no other way to get rid of your suffocating carnal appetite.
If one's character is shaped by self-interest, one cannot take flight and soar through the heights. Not only do they remain stagnant, they begin to poison life as well.
Seneca (4 BC-AD 65), the author of "Letters from a Stoic", writes, "We must aspire to live right instead of living longer."
In other words, it all comes down to disciplining the character in the development of virtues. A good person is someone who has successfully trained their character. Character and values training enriches the inner world and enhances the spirit. It opens the mind.
If the character is not well trained, people make wrong, unhealthy choices. This complicates life. Turns it into a labyrinth.
This undesirable state of affairs increases the probability of straying from the main road. If one strays too far from the main road, attempts will be made to wake him up and redirect him to the right path (the right choice). Chastising lessons will begin. If he still does not wake up and continues on the wrong path, the process of learning the hard way begins, which is a ceaseless struggle and a dead end. Although this is common, humans are unaware of it due to their carnal/egotistic attitudes.
This process continues until the person wakes up and gains awareness. Unfortunately, one cannot pass to the next grade without learning this lesson. To pass, the inner world must flourish.
This means waking up to a new level of awareness.
The journey through life can only continue with a clear mind and respectable understanding if one can internally graduate to the next level.
Remember, our moral values are what make us human. A life devoid of moral values is akin to building along a fault line that is prone to earthquakes.
If the outside world is the reflection of the things that pass through our hearts, to be in possession of a conscience that renders the cold world around us as clear and warm would be a great service to ourselves and to life.
At the end of the day, since everyone is destined to be buried in their own conscience, we must strive to earnestly embrace morality and virtue, the progenitors of conscience. Without forgetting that we will reap what we sow!
They say nothing extends youth like a clear conscience!
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