Do you ever get to wonder why the human will capitulates easily before intruding ideas? I mean, why do we find it difficult to blaze a new trail instead of joining the bandwagon? Or, even when we say we will act in a certain way, why do we still helplessly and instinctively continue the old patterns that makes us a willing captive to popular ideas?
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”
Everything we see with our physical eyes are not primarily physical things, they are spirits dressed in physical apparels; and if they are not so dressed, we could not experience them physically since we are interacting with a physical world. The problem is when we react to these things, we react physically. Now, you are only reacting at the appearance not the real thing. That makes us violate the law of cause and effect. The cause is not what we can see because what we see is just a manifestation of an idea. So, if you focus on that, it will be a hopeless activity.
You are spirit and everything you are dealing with is spirit. Everything we see began as an idea and ideas are constructs of the human spirit. And since body cannot displace spirit, attacking what you see is an attempt to capture spirit by physical means. Therefore, everything you don’t want in your life is spirit and if you hath rule over your own spirit, unsolicited ideas from the world around you can bark at you as long as they want, they cannot gain access into you let alone control you. You selectively choose what will enter into your life because the walls of your spirit are not only erect but formidably so. And you know how to solve problems: you don’t deal with effects but causes and causes are not physical materials but spirits. It takes spirit to displace spirit.