Written by: Gary Wonning
The biggest concern among thinking Americans today is the threat of terrorism, more especially home grown terrorism.
While terrorism is a major threat to our safety and wellbeing there is another threat even more dangerous.
We have become our own worst enemy. Our freedom and prosperity has created an environment that promotes our own demise.
In our rush to create a society with many luxuries of life we have forgotten what is important .
While our technical advances are unequaled in history, we have neglected our spiritual foundation.
We are our own homegrown terrorists. We resort to drugs and alcohol so we don’t have to face up to who we are or the truth of our existence. Some statistics state 75% of the American population is on painkillers, and
People over 75 average being on at least 5 prescription drugs. This is alarming! Instead of relying on our inner guidance and natural healing when did we begin to want quick cures that many times create more illnesses than they could ever cure?
Often times a little exercise and proper diet would alleviate an health issues we may have.
Instead of working on core issues and getting to the heart of the issue, we often pop a pill or illegal drug and think that will solve our problems . This only makes the problem worse, now, not only did we not solve the initial issue, we have become addicted to drugs and or alcohol.
Somewhere and somehow we have forgotten what is important in life.
I remember growing up, God and church was the foundation of our life. Everything centered around our religious values. People then, like now weren’t perfect, but they tried to live by a code of ethics instilled by their ancestors. Even the most ruthless individuals had a line they wouldn’t cross, even to them some behavior just wasn’t acceptable.
There was honor among thieves, now there is honor among no one, the only thing that matters is instant gratification and a feel good result.
Growing up there were very few people who didn’t go to church at least occasionally, now most don’t go and in many areas churches are closing.
Most no longer have anything to believe in, they have placed their trust in an unstable foundation, either fame, fortune, or drugs. When that foundation finally collapses and it will, there is no rock for them to lean on.
People are floundering aimlessly in life, worshiping one false prophet after another. Instead of going within for answers, they are seeking something outside themselves for gratification.
In this environment, can we wonder why our society has tumbled in decay like it has? Can we wonder why the Islamic faith is growing? For right or wrong,they haven’t abandoned their God, we have abandoned ours.
If and when we once again discover our true values and spiritual foundation, the threat of terrorism will be no more.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
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