When we have no clear system of moral values to guide us and no shared sense of a spiritual path to give order to our lives, it is nearly impossible to maintain balance amidst the turmoils of our modern ways of life.
If we do not retreat into passivity, we may find ourselves lurching from one view to another and from one circumstance to another in search of fulfillment.
But with no real guidance, our search for happiness rarely reaches a point of rest and contentment.
When we recognize these patterns at work within and around us, it can seem that a shadow has fallen across human destiny, obscuring the light of knowledge and imprinting its darkness on our hearts and minds.
Mind over Matter