“Dam a river in one place, and the water will work its way into another, and break through it like a torrent. One of such universal aspirations, the strongest perhaps in man’s nature, is the longing to seek for the unknown; an ineradicable desire to penetrate below the surface of things, a thirst for the knowledge of that which is hidden from others. … The man in whom the metaphysical element is stronger than the physical, is propelled by this natural aspiration towards the mystical, to that which the materialist is pleased to call ‘superstitious belief in the supernatural’. The Church, while encouraging our aspirations after the holy—on strictly theological and orthodox lines, of course—condemns at the same time the human craving after the same, whenever the practical search after it departs from its own lines. … In the present age both Church and Science, the blindly-believing and the all-denying, are arrayed against the Secret Sciences, …” ~H. P. Blavatsky
Most of us are seekers of one type or another, or we were at some time in our lives. Babies are born with a natural curiosity and investigate every object, every sound, every taste, every texture. It is why they learn so rapidly (many don’t realize that we probably learn more in our first year of life than in four years of college). Some of us, fortunately, maintain that curiosity throughout all or our lives. Others seem to lose it rather quickly.
There seems to be two main reasons why people lose that sense of curiosity: They feel that have learned all that is worth learning, or they got burned when too much curiosity applied incorrectly got them in trouble. Sometimes, it is a mixture of the two. Sadly we are going through a period in this country, and perhaps in many other parts of the world, when a fairly large percent of the population is actively opposing learning new things and trying to push us back a century or two. But man needs to be a free-flowing river, not a stagnant pool. In the field of brain science, it has been proven that elderly people who keep mentally active by solving puzzles, reading, and learning new things, can hold off the ravages of dementia.
The most important thing is that man must not limit his knowledge to the material and think he knows all he needs to know. Whether you prefer to call it an energy field, an aura, or a spirit body, we all have something more than the physical, something greater. It is a failure to recognize this that usually results in greed, war and general dissatisfaction. We know something is missing from our lives, but we don’t know what because we don’t believe in the spiritual. We seek,but we don’t know what to seek for. It is like the doctors who tell us that one reason so many of us are overweight is because we confuse thirst for hunger. We think we need food when we really need water. Likewise, we know that we need something, but we don’t realize it is spirit so we seek for more matter, and more, and then even more, and greed rules the world. It is time for us to stop seeking the wrong thing and in the wrong places and start seeking spiritual enlightenment. If most of us did that, we would end poverty because there would be no greed, we would be done with wars because we would have no need to control others or steal their natural resources, and we would be much healthier because we would eat only when we were hungry and only food that actually nourished our bodies. Many, in fact, believe that we will eventually eliminate the need to eat matter at all because when our spirits are fully nourished by spiritual light, they in turn nourish the body. So start seeking spiritual enlightenment instead of material goods and we will all live better lives because of it.