Spiritual Problems

I have long held the notion that some problems or things which need resolution are completely intractable to conventional quasi-political solutions or methods. They do not have a “material” solution.

Whatever it is they are, they cannot be “righted”.

For me it is very stupid to imagine that apologising for a massacre done by a previous government {for example} goes any way to righting a wrong. This kind of problem cannot be solved. The rancour caused must ripple out and will in the fullness of time damp.

Some problems arise because of lack of moral fibre and as consequence cannot be solved using a method which in turn lacks moral fibre. The American notion of giving someone a pay off does not solve the problem it plasters over it. The insult remains. Giving someone some cash and getting them to sign a non-disclosure agreement does not prevent the cause and effect of karma. In fact, this not facing up to, makes it karmically worse. It amplifies the karma.

There are many people who would disagree with my point of view.  They may think, “as long as we can get away with it everything is just dandy.”

We are seeing this sense of entitled corruption playing out currently in British politics. Not many people are talking about moral compass; they are talking about getting away with it or cash, they are concerned that a fellow politician is not punished for his misdemeanours. It is the old, one rule for them and quite another rule for us mentality.

There are some problems that can only be solved by spiritual means.

I mentioned earlier in the blog that I had a long depressive episode, in which I was not a happy bunny. Later on, I worked in pastoral care and spoke at length with many people who also were unhappy / ill. I saw this as karma. I was paying off my karmic dept for being miserable, for making other lives miserable, by helping others with their misery. This is an example of what I mean by a spiritual solution to a spiritual problem. In this putative case my karma.

I suspect that there a whole host of problems simmering all around the globe, when all it would take to “solve” them is to find some moral fire and sufficient courage to enact it. Because people lack the spirit to do this these problems fester like open sores.

People do not like to be inconvenienced even if that darned inconvenience is the truth…

I am not sure that I have verbalized this very well, it is related to another theme “things people don’t like to hear.”

I said earlier on in the blog that in my opinion stopping global warming is impossible within the paradigm of continuous economic growth. We may cross our fingers and hope but how is the world economy going to continue to grow without producing ever more heat?

There will have to be some kind of catastrophe to reverse this growth mantra…

I’ll see if I can dream up a better example of a spiritual problem…