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?
How To Find the Right Question
What are the most important questions to ask? It is always the question that challenges our beliefs. These are the questions that expose our beliefs and values. This is our sacred ground.
To be sure, 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 believers are members of the Abrahamic tree. These include the Semitic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. They fight to keep their customer base.
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.
Don’t just defend your sacred ground, learn why you’ve been programmed to defend it. Become a seeker of truth rather than a defender of religion.
Why Do I Believe That?
The most important question is the one you ask yourself. Start with the question, why do I believe this or that? Don’t let others answer this question for you. Don’t simply regurgitate answers you’ve been told.
Listen to what’s going on inside your head. Listen to your feelings. When something offends you, ask yourself why am I offended? This is the second question. Our feelings are a response to a threat. Anything that threatens our beliefs is good. Keep questioning and searching. Find the right question that pushes you past the boundaries of belief.
Do you believe it because it aligns with the opinions of others in your circle of influence? Do you believe what you believe because of tradition? Have you done your own research?
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, why do I believe that? What offends me? What threatens my beliefs?
— Guru Tua
Remember, 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, find the right question.
Seekers of Truth Find The Important Answers
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, starts with 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 good tools to help us in this questioning process.
Study logical reasoning instead of them relying on the opinions of others. Learn how to use the logical axioms. Familiarize yourself with the tool spotting logical fallacy. When you use these tools, you will enhance your critical thinking abilities. Another excellent tool is what we call comparative analysis. This is a structured approach to comparative religious study. This approach can help you sort out your beliefs.
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.
With regard to spiritual issues, any answer other than, I don’t know, is the wrong answer. If you finally make it to the place, where you have no answers you are on the verge of a spiritual breakthrough. You’ve finally broken down all the man-made excuses holding back your enlightenment. Find the right question that leads you to this place.
This type of questioning prepares you for the Hero’s Journey. The quest to explore your own personal truth. You can’t find spiritual truth in any book. No one can show it to you. It comes from within.
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 Abrahamic tree provides us with counterfeit answers instead of tools for exploration. Instead of confronting our existential fear of death, they give afterlife beliefs. Instead of making the world a better place, they justify bias, prejudice, and discrimination. These religions are the source of the world’s conflicts.
Religious people claim that it’s just the fundamentalists of each religion that cause problems. But, there’s got to be something wrong with the religion itself if those who strictly adhere to its most fundamental principles are violent bigots and sexists. — David G. Mcafee
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