We may feel it’s become easy to drift along, entranced by materialism. But materialism dulls us to the real joys of living, and it may bring into question our commitment to God, and even make us indifferent to our own spiritual nature.
What do we do to be freer of an emphasis on accumulating more material things, desiring matter, even manipulating matter? A good start is, profoundly and willingly, to cultivate a pure love of God, Spirit, and what God has created. Consistently doing so buoys our spiritual-mindedness, comforting and assuring us tremendously.
We’re not defenseless, agitated mortals; at any time, we can look to and love God’s presence and authority. This spiritual-mindedness in the face of widespread materialism often means that one has to “swim upriver” mentally. It means that, instead of just drifting along with current beliefs regarding physicality and mortal personalities, we are willing to embrace in prayer everyone’s God-given and present spiritual nature.