Why is this question important for me and everyone on the planet? What is the most important question to ask? And who should I ask once I find it?
Asking the Right Question
What is the most important question to ask? The answer to the question we need to ask is the one that challenges our beliefs. This is the question that exposes our beliefs and values. This is our sacred ground.
Challenging our beliefs isn’t something that the dominant world cultural narrative wants us to do. They want to keep you a paying customer. There are around 8 billion people on the planet. Around 4 billion of these are members of the Abrahamic tree. These include the Semitic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
If you are a member of this religion they don’t want you to investigate other sects of this belief system. They do not want you to research their heritage beyond what they tell you. Just remember, asking the right question always involves investigating your sacred ground.
Why Do I Believe That?
Don’t let others answer this question for you. Don’t simply regurgitate answers you’ve been told. If something offends you, it’s time to ask yourself why? It’s time to ask yourself why you believe what you believe? Do you believe it because it aligns with the opinions of others in your circle of influence?
If you want to develop and move beyond your current limitations, begin by asking yourself about your beliefs. There is no answer is greater than the question. It starts with asking, what offends me? Why am I offended? Why do I believe that?
— Guru Tua
When you encounter something that offends you, this is a key that your beliefs are being challenged. Instead of automatically disagreeing, ask yourself, why does this offend me? How do know what I know? What makes me react this way? These are the right kinds of questions.
If you’ve made it this far along, great. The answers you seek can be found by looking within your cultural narrative or Ego. Now it’s time to do some research. Don’t be too lazy to do your research. To find the answer you need, start with the question why do I believe that?
Tools to Investigate The Right Question
The objections you have to ideas, facts, and worldviews outside of your paradigm are boundaries. Boundaries keep you enslaved. These boundaries can result from two things. First, the programing of our cultural narrative. Or unhealthy scripts that are a part of our default personality and instincts.
This line of questioning is an inner quest. This will start you on your path. Asking the right question is always, why do I believe that. When you get an answer to the question, ask it again. Keep on asking it. This will lead you to the answer. There are some tools to help us in this questioning process.
Study logical reasoning instead of them relying on the opinions of others. Review the logical axioms and the rules for spotting logical fallacy so you learn to recognize the common ploys used to sidetrack your thinking.
So, the right question to ask is always one about your own beliefs. Many people are afraid to confront their beliefs. That’s because their beliefs are part of their identity. Religions like this because it cements you to their membership. You will defend the beliefs even when they don’t make sense, or when that cause harm to others.
So, it’s hard for many people to confront new worldviews head-on. A good tool that minimizes the stress of this quest what we call a comparative analysis. This process will help you find your sacred ground in a non-threatening way.
Above all, when you find yourself offended, ask yourself why. The key to your enlightenment is asking yourself the right question. Now it’s time to face the facts behind the comments you find objectionable.
Any other answer you get other than, I don’t know, is the wrong answer. If you finally make it to the place, you have no excuse or reason; you are on the verge of a spiritual breakthrough. You’ve finally broken down all the man-made excuses holding back your enlightenment.
You are ready for the Hero’s Journey. The quest to explore your own personal truth.
We are beings born to explore and seek the unknown. This is one reason we dominate the planet. But, the largest domain to explore is not the physical but the world of consciousness. The most popular religions of the Abrahamic tree provide us with counterfeit answers instead of tools for exploration. These counterfeit answers include the afterlife, and justification for bias and prejudice lead many astray. This is the source of the world’s conflicts.
Asking the right question is a path to freedom. Are you ready to be free?
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia