The inverse relationship of faith and reason is a disturbing but predictable finding. The more you rely on belief, the less you use rational thinking processes. Scary, isn’t it. Find out how you can minimize the effects of this condition.
Love and hate are just some of the ingredients that go into perception; our memory and imagination get involved too. We don’t see stuff, it’s an act of creation, and every memory is an act of imagination.
Here is a simple but effective analogy to help you understand and remember the various approaches to the subject of spirituality.
Many sages tell us expanding our minds is the key to a happy life. That’s because raising your consciousness involves increasing your awareness. Which awareness technologies are best?
We want to know the truth. Most people think they are too smart to fall for propaganda. However, we are all susceptible to cultural programming. So, here are some truth-seeker “axioms” that will help you distinguish fact from fiction. They don’t require any advanced mathematics or philosophy.
“True autonomy arises when we have broken free of all the old structures, all psychological dependencies, and all fear”. — Adyashanti
An evil entity or devil is a cornerstone concept for belief systems with a dualistic framework. It presents some theological issues that require circular logic and misdirection to compensate. Examine the problems with the creation of an evil protagonist.
Assessing your readiness to learn reveals valuable information to help you in your spiritual quest. Are you ready to learn, and what are the potential roadblocks?
The framework of spiritual exploration would seem to be an odd place for studying logic and rational thinking. Still, these kinds of critical thinking skills are essential for our spiritual journey.
Our national folklore is a powerful element shaping our thoughts and values. But, unfortunately, each society is so immersed in their propaganda that they don’t see it. Freedom starts with doubting our cultural narrative. Learn how to do it.