In the Spring of 2011, Sheri and I sponsored a MWAW Softball team that played on Tuesday nights in what we thought was the most non-competitive league. I was the coach and didn’t play.
I loved seeing our friends every week, but I hated the competition. Not just against the other teams but our friends competing emotionally with their self. I will never join a competitive league again to compete and win.
Isn’t it amazing that we as humans find value in competing with each other, attempting to demonstrate our value over each other by winning. And look what the world does for the winners.
I know that my great disdain for competition comes from my real knowledge of how we exist as equal, eternal human beings. In our real world, there is no competition, not even a bit! Let’s say that two advanced human beings with free will decided to compete in a jumping contest. The first one would jump, then the next one would jump further than the first because the first set the first mark. Then the first would jump further than the second’s mark, and because the physical abilities and free will of that real world allows a human to do whatever that person wants, the jumping would go on forever and ever with each outdoing the other with each jump. So, instead of wasting their time in this jumping competition, the two look would at each other and laugh because they know each other’s abilities to outdo whatever mark the other sets, thus negating the purpose for the game.
But in our current reality we have no conscious perception of this human equality. Yet it does exist subconsciously and provides the motivation for us to prove ourselves equal to others. So when we see someone who we perceive is better than us, competition becomes a natural response to our desire to make ourselves equal with that person. It’s not necessarily that we want to be better than another, but we don’t want to be worse. Our natural desire will always pursue the course of equality. This subconscious pursuit is the basis of human competition. It can’t and won’t be avoided in this world.
Let me provide a personal example that might clarify how the desire for equality affects us as mortals:
Get together all those who hate me and who make a conscious choice to act against me as an enemy or critic. Look at them. Physically, they will be my exact opposites. You will not find one that is physically my equal. The reality of the physical disparity causes them to attempt a mental competition with me that promotes anger, frustration, and a constant motivation to stop me. I don’t write this in arrogance, but real truth. The same goes for those whom I mentally challenge, who might match my physical appearance.
When I claim that it is I, alone, who has been taught the truth and been given a directive by advanced humans to deliver this truth, it diminishes the thought or claim of any other male (and some females) who believe that they know truth and are smarter than others and have a value to others to deliver what they know.
Competition will never end as long as mortals believe that they are not as good as other humans. Although the MWAW reveals the absolute reality that we are all equal, few mortals will listen. Their lack of interest in the idea of eternal human equality (thus the main message of the MWAW) is mainly based on their outward appearance (the one they see in the mirror). The physical view of their body and knowing that there are others who are better looking than them creates the constant reminder of inequality which, in turn, causes them to compete with others. Usually the competition is demonstrated in demeaning another in some way in an attempt to convince oneself, or others, that the person who is perceived as better has some sort of flaws.
As long as mortals perceive inequality, they will always refuse an acceptance of real truth which explains that there is really no such thing as inequality in our true experience. Yep, the perceived reality of mortal life keeps people from accepting the true reality of who we are and why we exist. As long as people don’t know who they really are and what this life is all about, they will continually reject the message of real truth because of their natural competitive nature.
Let me give you a hypothetical:
Let’s say the Book of Mormon story about Jesus coming down out of the air and standing among the people happened during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London, England. I can guarantee you that once he came down, sure the people would listen to what he had to say, because they will have some pretty good evidence that the guy has some powers and abilities they don’t have. And let’s say that he delivers the exact same counsel that he did as recorded in the Bible and Book of Mormon stories.
After he leaves the Olympic Stadium where the opening ceremonies of the games are taking place, do you actually think that the people are going to stop the games, erase all their nationalities and borders and unite together without competition?
The people will wonder when the games are going to begin.
The only way this world’s perception will ever change is when advanced humans remain among us giving us a constant reminder of who we really are and what is really going on in this experience.
Personally, I like to watch the Olympics, and I find myself rooting for the United States of America at times, totally contrary to my true self. But I don’t see the games any differently than I do anything else in this life; a way for people to distract themselves from themselves.
Games and competition were developed and meant as a distraction to keep people from concentrating on what is really happening in their world.
Oh, what a change would come if people started competing with each other in the race to solve poverty, for example. Who would win the gold? There wouldn’t be a silver and a bronze, because the winner would solve poverty and there would be no basis for a runner up.
Seeing others living in poverty makes us feel better about our own lives. When we see impoverished people, our natural competitive emotions set in and we actually feel better about ourselves. Yep, when we feel sad about another, it makes us feel better about ourselves.
Poverty will always be part of our mortal experience as long as we view our mortal lives as our only reality. So here’s the irony:
Poverty is a result of human competition on an economic level waged by those who don’t want to live in poverty. Will it ever be solved? We have the perfect plan. I can explain the way it can be done; and none has ever shown why the Worldwide Foundation Plan will not work. But it will never be solved until humans stop competing with each other.
As long as the Olympic games exist, inequality and poverty will continue to exist. As long as our perception of ourselves remains centered in the reality of this mortal life, without any knowledge of a reality outside of our experience from birth to death in this world, we will continue to compete with each other.
It will only end when there exists a constant evidence of who we really are and why we really exist. This evidence will come on June 16, 2145. But even at that time, there will be those who have physically trained all of their lives to compete in sports and other events that will want to continue to find their self worth in what they have accomplished in their experience. All I can say to those who will still retain a competitive drive, even after empirical evidence of our true reality as advanced human beings is right in front of their face, is this:
Try out jumping, out running, out lifting, out racing, or out whatevering an Advanced human. :-)