The quest for happiness - the primary obsession of all humanity. It defines the entirety of human existence - it's history, cultures, wars, arts, religions and deities - and has rattled the foundations of the world; shaping it into what it is today. Every myth and god man has created is an attempt to answer the one fundamental question by claiming - This is the way to Happiness. Millions of different paths are fabricated as their imaginations attempt to claw their way up to completion, to actualization. Nay, there are billions of paths - for every human is a living testament, a one man religion with it's own fantasy of what is perfection. Perfection The desire for an end to all suffering, for the elimination of impurities of character, for a purging of selfishness, lust and sin - are all futile efforts stemming from a misunderstanding of one very simple truth. Man is perfect as he is. Just as a lizard is perfectly adapted to it's terrain, and how fish have fins to swim, and lions hunt prey to eat - yet none can blame them for what they do - the human body is no different. Every instinct and natural inclination we have is sinless and part of our adaptation for our own preservation. Our genetics blueprint carries within it the key to our perfection, for it defines perfection for us. It alone understands what is truly "right" and "wrong" for it defines those terms for us, in relation to us, and promises to grant euphoria upon those who abide by it and listen to it's voice. Misconceptions Even pain and suffering are a part of the body's function, preserved within our coding for our own good, and a necessity for avoiding harm. Hatred, vengeance, jealousy, lust, anger - all sacred emotions which carry no guile in themselves, for they are in place for a reason and exist as an aspect of the body's complete wellness. Whosoever desires to eliminate from humanity any aspect of it's nature does so out of lack of understanding of the necessity of each function - grotesque as they may appear to their eyes. They are like unto a novice engineer who upon disassembling a complex machine says to himself - This washer is not needed, neither is this nut - in an attempt to make the machine more efficient, but instead causes the destruction of the machine, not able to see the importance of those few parts which he had eliminated. Nature is God of itself, and it alone possesses the wisdom to guide those who are a part of nature to holiness. The Body is a Bible unto itself, and alone able to provide the guidance necessary to live a fulfilled life to he who takes the time to get to know it, love it, and understand it's ways. Religion Oh how presumptuous it is of any doctrine or scripture to claim Truth over things pertaining to nature. They say to themselves - This is how we should be - and indulge in judging the body without wisdom, creating a self-destructive doctrine which leads it's followers ever farther away from Perfection. The misunderstanding of one's nature leads to a rejection of the Self, a neglect and abuse that leads to an internal hollowness/unhappiness. Cultures which lack this psychological understanding give birth to a race of masochists. The moral conscience becomes the enemy of the natural conscience - causing an internal conflict and destruction. The christian bible is a perfect example of such a culture. It is a mixture of the Natural Bible and the culture of of an ancient/outdated people - who lacked understanding of biology and the human mind. Some aspects resonate with the body, lessons of nature plagiarized by it's writers and attributed as their own. Other aspects are clearly out of sync with Natural Law. Per example, what is referred by the christian Bible as Adultery is also a natural human condition. The urge to have sex does not diminish once one has a spouse. True, there is more desire to have sex with the spouse than other people (initially?) however, the body itself still craves sex outside of those parameters. It's completely natural and every wife/husband feels it - whether they admit it or not. Were they not so despising of their own nature, they'd see that there is no shame; it is human. There is no shame for being human. Were they not brought up in a culture that teaches them to interpret such signs, such actions, as a symbol of betrayal, they may very well feel pleasant joy for their partner as s/he basks in euphoria with others. They would learn a truer love. Homosexuality is another unjustly condemned orientation that is actually rather natural. It's saddening when I consider that the term "Homosexual" was in psychology books listed as a mental illness up until 1973. And I fail to list the rest, as there are countless of them... But such normal conditions are labeled sin, a virus, that needs to be purged from our being. We are sold the lie that we are in need of healing some invisible disease, and the very source that sells us this lie claims to have the only cure. Well now isn't that convenient.... And it is not only religion's advocates that upholds such irrational, sadistic, standards. Most who claim to have no religion still ascribe, whether consciously or subconsciously, to beliefs that are contrary to Nature. The primary obstacle in the way of humanity and it's actualization is living forever with the mind as an enemy to the body. Peace, the very thing they cry out for day and night, can never be attained by those who are in constant war with themselves. Actualization The path to actualization is therefore a journey to return to our first mother. It is a quest to understand the Self and respect it's nature as Divine. It means to develop hypersensitivity to one's own physical state - to be ever alert to the signs of the body and honoring them. It implies we search within ourselves in complete honesty to find and destroy every disguised belief we hold that does not synchronize with who we are. Perfection begins by falling in love with yourself. Then, once this essential intimacy is formed, when the relationship with the Self is secured, the eye is turned to development. A perfect man is one who is always 'becoming'. The very same code that defines our perfection also holds within it a desire for growth, a desire to improve endlessly. Yet so many falsely interpret this desire to improve and say to themselves - We are imperfect, else we would not desire improvement - when instead, the desire to improve is part of our perfection. The human species is always evolving, and therefore, paradoxically, in striving for a higher, more perfect goal, it reaches it's destination.