The idea of the Perennial Philosophy of Aldous Huxley leads one to the idea that God is too big for any one religion. How is it that sometimes people outgrow their religion of childhood? James Fowler, among others, has mapped out a model of spiritual development. Osho says that a person cannot enter into a spiritual life until he/she rebels against childish religious beliefs. Notes On A Spiritual Life intends to explore deeper understandings of an authentic spiritual life.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Are you misunderstood?
People interpret statements according to their own minds. Most people's minds are biased; they are ridiculous.
This fact is not rocket science. It is very apparent. We experience it hundreds of times every day, and yet we continue on oblivious, impervious.
Most people's minds are fast asleep. They are sleep walking through life, conditioned by cognitive and emotional processes they have no awareness of.
Most people live under the illusion that they have free will. This is what the ego has tricked them into believing so that the ego can stay in charge.
Ask yourself or someone else, "What makes you tick?" Most people have no idea. They are not the least bit mindful. The want, and cling, and hide their sense of lack as they strive to attain whatever it is that they think will make them satiated and whole.
This striving is a sad thing to watch. It is a fool's errand based on fear.
Psychologists tell us that the biggest problem with people addicted to social media in our digital age is FOMO - fear of missing out.
No where is the phenomena of misunderstanding greater than on social media.
It has been described as "ridiculous."
It is time to turn off the path of the ego, and ridiculousness, onto the path of the spirit and peace.
This turning takes forgiveness. We can forgive ourselves for our ridiculousness and others and it is this act which makes all the difference.
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