In our religion, we are told that our minds are ours to use as we please, but God loans our bodies to us. But are there any consequences to how we use our minds, in relationship to our bodies that are borrowed from God? Does our thoughts affect our future?
What function does the mind have? The mind can produce both evil and good thoughts, and initiate to carry them out. But more important, the mind has an ability to reason and understand the information that comes into the mind. Why has God given us this capability to reason?
It is said that this world is constructed on reason. This means that the world operates by way of systemic orderly cycles and laws. Everything can be explained. Our minds are our instruments to understand how the world operates. The mind allows us to reason. 2 + 2 will always equal 4 to the lucid mind. But when the mind is like a distorted mirror, the reflection may not reveal the true image. We must always have an open mind. Faith is good, but it must always be faith based upon the truths of the world.
There are instruments that allow the mind to discover the truths of the world, like the microscope. There are nature’s laws that allow the mind to understand why an apple drops from a tree; or the cycle, which explains how energy is produced from food. The law of causality explains the relationship between the mind, which is ours, and the body that is borrowed from God?
God has created a world that we can understand with our minds. We must see the truths that appear before us. We see suffering and joy. We see evil and good. Is there a relationship? Understanding causality gives us the starting point to eliminate the evils that are produced by our selfish minds. When this happens, there will only be joy in our future.