Positive Labor of Improving Health
The struggle against evil in. We and evil in our environment is often disheartening. We find these evils too firmly entrenched to prevail against. However, have you ever tried to alter the tactics you use in this struggle? Have you ever tried, instead of attacking evil to strengthen goodness, which is its opposite?
Our most effective defense against disease lies not in fighting germs and toxins, but rather in the positive labor of improving health. A well-nourished and well-rested body can automatically resist the challenging adversary. The scales are always swaying between life and death. We can tip them in favor of life by increasing the elements, which preserve life, so that the power of death is automatically curtailed.
It is more efficacious to serve life than to fight death. He who is orientated to the negative task of fighting against evil, sickness, and death has anchored himself in the swamp, and its foul odors will often depress him, but he who has set his heart to the positive service of extending life, faces the clean, open spaces that will exhilarate his spirit.
This is theory, but it is theory justified by experience. If you have wronged your fellow man, you will regain his goodwill by making up for that misdeed with overtures of kindness and friendship. The effort to undo what has already been done would be ineffective, and to persist would only cause growing anxiety. The foul air is withdrawn automatically when the windows are opened and the dear air blows in. There is no need to mobilize our energies in a positive campaign to expel the foul air.
As I consider myself, as I look at my world, I am often depressed. How deeply entrenched are the evils which depress me! What shall I do? Shall I organize a campaign to undo every thoughtless word or deed of mine? Shall I set myself to disprove every lie, to answer every word of malice spread in the world? Shall I reach out to seize and restrain the hand of every evildoer?
It is an impossible task. However, I can serve my cause by positive deeds of goodness and truth. In addition, He who ultimately judges and weighs the actions of men will know how to balance the scales. The realm of evil will recede by itself as the realm of goodness extends its sway.
We do not need to fight against darkness. When we kindle a light, the darkness is automatically vanquished.
Our Emotional Circumstance Affects Our Social Life
Arranging a successful out-of-state hunt takes preparation. Nonetheless, life is grueling in the Arctic barren grounds, even for bears, and they cannot be fussy. Likewise, our emotional circumstance affects our social life. If we are depressed or angry, it makes it difficult to build healthy friendships. Conversely, if we have deep, meaningful friendships, it can contribute to our emotional well-being. David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, writes,
There’s a very small difference between rational and rationale—one letter. … It’s rationality that can lead people to cheat and behave in immoral ways because they can justify for themselves why it’s okay for them. And, underlying that are emotional impulses that are pushing them to behave in the moral way that reason kind of tamps down and overrides.
Difficulty was, rather than having one large, consistent system, the induction was locally strong in some places, weak in others. This is where most groups go wrong. They settle on just getting warm bodies. I look for a dedication of purpose and a proven strength. Both these people are well known as confabulators among their friends and acquaintances. The curiosity of the evidence of numerical truths is that all the disputation is on one side. If you do not know how to practice selective watering in your own garden, then you will not have enough sapience to help water the flowers in the garden of your beloved. By penalizing old-fashioned ethics in this way, you do not make toleration of the new morality more likely.
By this contraption, the whole column of the bones acts directly against the load, and an immense weight is thus sustained. We have to discover the art of creating happiness. All the same, you keep your people healthy. In this enlarged sense of spiritual knowledge, to make its grandness to the happiness of humankind appear, let us consider man.