It’s difficult to seek the truth wearing a blindfold. Belief is like a blindfold. So, the question is, are you really seeking the truth? Or, are you just trying to convince yourself that what you believe must be true? There is a big difference between the two.
Seek the Facts, Blindfold Off or On?
To seek the truth, you must take off the spiritual blindfold. You must seek evidence for your beliefs. This will take you on a path, transcending cultural and religious boundaries. Seeking the truth will lead you to the proper teacher(s) at the right time. You will learn the right spiritual technologies at the right time.
This will open up your consciousness and reveal your unique spiritual gifts. The virtues of the spirit will flow from your heart. As your mind opens, you will begin to discern the facts from the fiction. Then you will spread love and compassion. No doctrine or dogma is necessary.
On the other hand, if you place belief before truth, then you are putting on the blindfold. If you only affirm what you think is true, this too is like wearing a spiritual blindfold. You must learn to attack all facts and evidence challenging your core beliefs.
If you do not seek the evidence or seek the facts, you cannot see beyond the boundaries of what you already believe to be true. At first, your blindfold may seem comfortable. But it requires a lot of work to keep this blindfold in place. You must attend regular sessions. Here you undergo indoctrination and memorization of various rules and regulations. These are tactics to shape your thinking and behavior to conform to the boundaries within the spiritual blindfold.
So, do you keep the blindfold on or take it off? The choice is yours. Taking off your blindfold will involve some effort. It may be a little scary at first. But it is worth the effort. Thankfully, there are several tools effective for this purpose.
Seek Evidence Challenging Your Core Beliefs
Spiritual technologies are tools for exploring consciousness. They result from generations of research by cultures around the world. These processes stand up to the test of science. They are repeatable and measurable. Everyone who can follow a process can use these tools. We call the practice of these processes spiritual exploration.
These tools help you grow. You grow by challenging your core beliefs. You learn to seek the facts of your own personal truths. You learn to seek evidence rather than trust in belief.
Western religion does not want you to grow or think for yourself. They do not want you to seek evidence that would undermine their control of you as a customer. They don’t want you challenging your core beliefs. This is a threat to their cash flow.
Instead, we encourage you to seek the facts.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia