The fact that we can find a for-argument, an on-the-fence argument and an against-argument on most topics on the internet is a good thing! If you ever wake up one day and all that exists is one opinion, that's when I'd start to worry. In a world where cult-mentalities are mainstream and where we need... Continue Reading →
There is no room for the Individual in the hivemind. There is no room for Truth in the group. Individuals were never designed to 'fit in'; we were designed to honor our unique spark and stand out. The nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Let them hammer you. If you are true to yourself,... Continue Reading →
I sometimes wonder why people think a certain way and then judge it. At face value, their thinking might not make sense from my little bubble. Then the wiser part of me responded saying "You need to take your car and park it into their garage before you even begin to understand why they do... Continue Reading →
When there are two polarizing opinions competing against one another on the grand stage, I wonder if the truth might be somewhere in between. I sometimes wonder if life is all about the different shades of gray as opposed to the establishment-authorized black-and-white choice system. Question everything. Life might not be about one or the... Continue Reading →
What is culture other than a bunch of man-made rules that dictate how one should behave and live? Much of it is made up. Culture crushes individuality so that when someone is authentic and living to the beat of their own drum, they are marginalized. The greatest minority? Well that might be individuals. Individuals are... Continue Reading →
If we believe that something is negative, then it is negative. If we associate pain with "bad", then so shall it be. If we believe that tarot cards and gemstones can be destroyed by energy, then they can. If we believe that our cards are always safe, then so they shall be. For me, everything... Continue Reading →
I really do feel like it's all made up. This 7 minute lecture keeps me from taking myself and life too seriously. I do have to take life seriously, but sometimes I go overboard and there's nobody like Benjamin Smythe to help me lighten up. https://youtu.be/eo5HtBTpFO4
The Importance of self-experimentation and trusting the Self when committing to healing modalities and dieting: Truth might not live outside us like we might think it does. We can only know what works and what doesn't through personal experience, through our mistakes and through our own inner wisdom and guidance. It is great to listen... Continue Reading →
When we allow others to have their own opinion without trying to censor them, we are practicing love; we are becoming free ourselves. Censorship not only oppresses others, but it imprisons the oppressors more than anyone else. When we give the gift of freedom to others, we are giving that same gift to ourselves 10-fold.
I was not allowed to speak up or speak out as a child. I was punished for talking back. I was punished for asking questions. I was punished for questioning the status-quo. I was punished for knowing stuff. Yes, I came into this lifetime as a "troublemaker" because I asked questions! I was a "troublemaker"... Continue Reading →
I was just thinking every point of view is like an outfit. Just like we have all these clothes to wear and how it's so much fun to try on different clothes and wear them for a day or a period of time in our lives, I find the same with opinions. Maybe people aren't... Continue Reading →
As our souls expand, we might peacefully hold two opposing views in our minds at once. For example, you can hold a view that life is hard and how this planet is hell all the while having a knowing that everything has purpose, everything is perfect and going as it should be. See how those... Continue Reading →
As a member of some Facebook groups, I hear often in both dietary and spiritual communities questions like "Should I trust this person?" People ask about books, authors, doctors, gurus and so on. We should always read everything with a discriminating mind at all times. We don't gain to blindly believe or blindly doubt anything.... Continue Reading →
The ability to stretch and bend your mind outside of sitting on and defending/protecting your beliefs is a commendable trait.
Being wrong is death for some people and they may go on into their adult lives trying to prove they are right. Liberation is only found in being OK with being wrong and having no problem admitting you are sometimes wrong and there are some things you just don't know.
We judge intelligence by how well someone can remember, regurgitate, obey or how well they use language. However, true intelligence is measured by one's ability to wonder, to be curious, to question authority and social ingrained norms, as well as the ability to think critically and independently of the herd, large or small. And the... Continue Reading →
How can we expect to have a partner or a spouse in a relationship that works when we can't even be ourselves around that person? Do we really want to have a partner that doesn't think we are good enough as we are? If we have to modify our face, our hair, our clothes, our... Continue Reading →
We can argue all day long about the "truth", but unless we have personal experience with it, unless we can be objective critics of that experience, and unless we have some common sense carried over from intuition and previous lifetimes, we are only just making noise. You can find a study that suits your bias... Continue Reading →
Do we see the world through rose-colored glasses or boogieman-colored glasses? Well, as I see it, both lenses have the potential to disempower us. We may have been lied to, betrayed, and fooled many times. And this taught us to close our hearts and minds and as a result, we trust nobody outside our family... Continue Reading →
Nothing should ever be controversial to talk about. Everything should be up for grabs. Any topic. So, why can't we have an emotionally-detached conversation without getting upset? Certain topics are only controversial because we are so steeped in our programming (liberal dogma, conservative dogma, political-correctness dogma, group dogma, dietary dogma, parenting dogma, cultural dogma, fashion... Continue Reading →
Loneliness is freedom because you're no longer bound to other people's opinions. Loneliness is freedom because you no longer play the telephone game and repeat what you hear. Loneliness is freedom as you have become your own Authority. You think for yourself and are OK being alone in how you view the world. You think... Continue Reading →
If I learn anything at all every day, it's that the world, humans, Spirit, Life, Death, God and the Universe is much more complicated than can even be imagined. My mind is constantly being blown, challenged and bended. The beginning of wisdom is the ability to entertain any idea or philosophical theory without automatically accepting... Continue Reading →
Blind belief and blind disbelief are two sides of the same coin.
Being educated is not impressive. It is only a sign that we can regurgitate. Anybody can repeat what they hear. We wait for our professors, gurus, the media, our parents, our clergy members, politicians, and pop-culture to tell us what to repeat, how to think, how to feel and behave. This is not intelligence. Being... Continue Reading →