Our reliance on things of this world – whether it be money, material goods, religion, philosophies, desires of the heart and mind, or false friends – is like a man and woman married for the wrong reasons.
The individual is never fully satisfied with the direction life is taking him. He wants to be faithful to the here-and-now, all the while searching for true enjoyment in life. The things of this world care not for the individual nor can they care even if they could will so.
Their desires are solely to maintain a constancy in what they are. The unfaithful spouse is like one of them; whose only drive in life is to be what he or she had always been, and not change for the sake of the relationship.
A person’s desires in life change as time goes on, but the things of this world do not change in themselves. A marriage for the right reasons always leaves room for change, to better the relationship between both parties. The man and woman do not change for the sake of each other or of self, but for the sole purpose of bettering the relationship, thus two become one in mind and spirit.