The only way to grow spiritually and intellectually is to seek out new ideas which challenge the way you think. The dominant cultural narrative doesn’t want you to grow. That’s how it controls you.
If you aren’t challenging yourself to re-examine your own paradigm and beliefs ― you won’t grow. This makes you easy to control. If you want to take back control of your mind, you need to challenge the cultural narrative and question the national folklore.
How to Seek Out New Ideas
Granted, we understand there are many people who do not want to grow. We are creatures of habit. So, going to the same places is part of our nature. Thinking in the same routines becomes habitual and difficult to change. The cultural narrative depends upon this to control what you think.
There’s a great debate going on about what spiritual awakening really means. Just exactly how many people are really moving beyond their comfort zones, stretching beyond the pale of organized religion. It takes both courage and persistence to challenge the cultural narrative of organized religion. So, if you find yourself at the place where you are questioning this, good for you!
You must come to terms with the fact that the only way to grow is to seek out new ideas and challenge you ways of thinking. This is how you grow!
Grow Spiritually and Intellectually
We need to find solutions to global problems. The superstitions of the religions that control a major part of cultural narrative are fighting against progress. They are the true enemies of progress. They fight against the discoveries of the hard sciences and facts to keep you a paying customer.
If you are among the believers and followers of those who control the cultural narrative and create the national folklore, there is a way out. You don’t have to be a part of the problem. You can be a part of the solution. Here is a chart of the religions by population. Which category to you fit into?
If you have come across this article, then perhaps you are one of those who aren’t satisfied with the answers or the circular logic often used to support the canned approach to spirituality. Take steps to become a Freethinker. Learn to grow spiritually and intellectually by creating your own path.
As a reminder, we don’t expect you to agree with everything here. We hope that we challenge the way you think. It’s our desire to provide encouragement for seeking out new ideas about spirituality. It’s true, we’ll occasionally tread upon your “sacred ground,” hoping it will open your mind. That’s what a good teacher should do, don’t you think?
We recommend you consider ways of developing your consciousness, finding out what spiritual exploration is all about. Last but not least, learn why you should be enhancing your critical thinking skills.
You can do this. You need to grow. Your future and the future of the world depend on people who are awake. Learn to seek out new ideas and grow spiritually and intellectually.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia
Abrahamic Religions, Wikipedia
World Religions by Population, Wikipedia