The only way to grow spiritually and intellectually is to seek new ideas that challenge the way you think. The dominant cultural narrative doesn’t want you to progress. That’s how it controls you.
If you aren’t challenging yourself to re-examine your paradigm and beliefs ― you won’t grow. When you stay the same, you are easier to control. If you want to take back control of your mind, you need to challenge the cultural narrative and question the national folklore.
Why Seek Out New Ideas?
We are creatures of habit. And, because we are creatures that like routines, we resist change. The only way to grow is to change. Thinking in the same patterns is chronic and difficult to change. The cultural narrative depends upon this to control what you think. It reinforces habitual thinking. This pattern is what we want to change.
There’s a great debate going on about what spiritual awakening means. Just exactly how many people are moving beyond their comfort zones, stretching beyond the pale of organized religion. It takes both courage and persistence to challenge the cultural narrative, so if you find yourself at the place where you are questioning this, useful for you!
You must come to terms with the fact that the only way to grow is to seek out new ideas and challenge your ways of thinking. Now, 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 significant part of the cultural narrative are fighting against progress. They are the real enemies of progress. They fight against the discoveries of the hard sciences and facts to keep you a paying customer.
The Abrahamic religions (1) control much of the cultural narrative the programs much of the negative bias and prejudice. They justify everything from ethnic, religious, and gender discrimination to outright war and genocide. These religions are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Here is a chart of religions by population (2).
Perhaps you are one of those who aren’t satisfied with the answers or the circular logic often used to support the most popular approaches to spirituality. Take steps to become a Freethinker. Learn to grow spiritually and intellectually by creating your path.
We don’t expect you to agree with everything. We hope it is a catalyst to challenge the way you think. We encourage everyone to seek 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 an excellent teacher should do.
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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(1) Abrahamic Religions, Wikipedia
(2) World Religions by Population, Wikipedia
(3) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia