“You get what you think about, and focus on.”
“Your life goes where your thoughts flow.”
When we consider those first two ideas, we first have to know which thoughts are the most beneficial thoughts for us to think, and let those represent the bulk of our thinking.
“We are, and we become, what we think about all day long.” (Earl Nightingale)
Sometimes our focus is too close to ourselves and represents “limited thinking.” Young children who are learning to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, tend to focus on the ground a few feet in front of the front wheel, and they have that same tendency when the first start driving a car. Once we learn to look up and focus further down the road, both the bike and the car, start to stabilize and run a straighter track. Additionally, when we start doing that, we then get the added bonus of being able to see what’s coming our way, “before” it arrives.
People live their lives the same way they ride their bike, or drive their car.
They focus on things very close to them, and don’t achieve the perspective that focusing further out can bring them. Three areas of possible focus are, ourselves, humanity and God. Humanity is the way it is because of where people place their focus. Their focus is primarily just a few feet out in front of the front wheel of a bike, or bumper of their car, which means that their point of focus does not extend very far beyond “themselves.” Within that group, there are those who do extend their point of focus outward to include other people, family, friends, and humanity. Within that group, there are those who focus outward the furthest, and they include God in their point of focus.
God is the biggest, most inclusive, most distant point of focus we can hold. God is both the big picture, and the smallest picture at the same time. God is as far away as we can see, and as close as we can feel. Sometimes we refer to the tendency of focusing on ourselves, as being “shortsighted.”
When you’re shortsighted, you can’t see what’s coming, until it’s a upon you.
That’s what developing nuclear weapons and power plants before you figure out what to do with the nuclear waste is. It is being shortsighted. This tendency is rampant within our society.
Science supports the idea of “cause and effect,” yet we initiate many causes without the full knowledge of their future effects. That is shortsightedness!
God is both the micro and macro picture of reality, however, if you never remove your eyes from the lenses of the electron microscope, you will only have half the perspective of what constitutes, “ultimate reality!” Shortsightedness is represented by the belief there is no God. You might as well say,” there is no road ahead of where I am focusing,” they both are false conclusions.
Deductive reasoning tells us that there are aspects of reality beyond the ability of our senses to detect, and science confirms that fact! Science then, has validated the conclusions we have reached through “deductive reasoning,” which is as old as time itself, while our current scientific principles and theories are relatively new to us.
Additionally, regardless of what scientific principles or procedures you use, your activities result in a base of accumulated data, which becomes organized into something relevant and useful. With your data now in hand, you then have to do what? The answer is, you have to “interpret” that data, and draw a “conclusion” about it!
This means that you have to use your powers of deductive reasoning, to draw a conclusion about your scientifically gathered and organized data!
Science is about the principles and techniques of gathering data,… Not interpreting it! Deductive reasoning interprets the data! When we use deductive reasoning to arrive at the conclusion “there is a God,” we have used the most advanced, and only tool, we have for interpreting and understanding our reality. Science, and everything else we can comprehend, is nothing without our powers of deductive reasoning.
It’s about time people used their heads, and realized “you still have to use your head to interpret your reality!”
Unscientific principles are just as valid as scientific principles. “It’s the conclusion you reach that’s important!”
When you place your focus on God, you can be assured you’re not being shortsighted in your view of the nature of reality.