This process is magnificent for fostering Awareness, Discernment, Understanding and Independence-of-Spirit. It’s a fantastic mechanism for forcing us to think for ourselves, to truly think for ourselves. Scriptures thus make sense in the Overall-Life-Perspective. For to have an honest and real opinion of Scripture which takes into account all the discrepancies, contradictions, horrors, implications, and outdated beliefs, we have to take a stand against the world. And that’s Power, that’s the Power of Independence and Spirit. That’s the start of true individuality. We have to be able to stand up and say, “Sorry entire world, in this you are wrong, and I don’t care if I am the only one saying so, for this is what I have figured out for myself, this is MY truth, this is ME.”
*That* is when we start our Path.
The above applies to culture, tradition, parents, schooling, organised religion, convention, and anything where what is “supposed to be,” does not hold up under scrutiny.
Thus, all of these are marvellous tools for getting us to break free and to start on that incredibly marvellous journey of deciding for ourselves who and what we are. What we think and what we believe. What we hold dear, and what truly matters to us. That journey, is the Journey of Awareness.
It truly is a wonderful world. If only we know sooner.
The Fable of Steve:
“Treat yourself well. Cherish others.”
Still he failed to remember. He continued in his business, now one of the most successful people in the whole entire world. But still Steve failed to listen to himself.
And then he remembered. Steve remembered where and when he had spoken those words he had failed to heed. He remembered, but it was too late. He remembered them on his death bed. For the words were his final words. But it was too late for Steve. If only he had remembered sooner.
[All quotes in the Fable of Steve are from the actual final words of Steve Jobs.]
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