Where I have a big problem with all of this is the lack of integration. Its like living pure yin or pure yang, pure logic or pure imagination...
Someone throws a contradicting viewpoint and you plug your ears and go "la la la i cant hear you, i'm right".
My sister has 2 kids and I watch how they're raised and I wonder if all this debating has anything to do with early childhood development when your
parents and peers celebrate when you got the right shape and colour right to make you feel proud and encourage you to learn.
See I don't like this idea of faith, and religion, I like to explore the concepts presented and I take it as symbolism and clues to EXPERIMENT with.
I'll say the same thing until i'm dead and that is if I've made up my mind about anything and i become stuck in my ways, then i'm just that,
STUCK. Should the day come where I'm suddenly "right"..may my mind shut off forever because it seems to me its very nature is to analyze and second
My "spirituality", goes through the same "scientific process" explained here:
If possible I try and hold NO
set beliefs but until then I go on what i've tested and use it until it changes. I just do my best.
Spiritual process for me.. something spiritual happens like seeing the future and watching it happen. Thus begins my investigation, I research, I read
into what different philosopies opinion was, then I looked into the possible science behind it. I started looking into electromagnetism, acupuncture /
chinese medicine and combined with meditation EXPERIMENTS.. understanding a possible mind/body relationship. I've watched videos by doctors with
radical view points, looked into experiments on the possibilities of consciousness.. I've basically looked into a whole bunch of stuff, and guess
what... i still leave it an open subject, thats how I learn more.. I allow a different perspective to challenge it.
End of the experiment, i draw my conclusions and posibilities, which usually results in me posting it on here or something (report results).. and
then I go back to exploring it again from different angles.
Increased awareness = new observations = putting them to test = trying to understand the mechanism and sensations / indicators = trying to recreate
the incident = try and improve if you think you're on to something = at some point I can't simply ingore it as nothing, but still... I leave my
I don't get this leaning to one direction of thought or another crap, but I respect everyones opinion. Do I think its constructive to discuss this?
Yes.. Without an open mind? ...well.... I say just try to convince yourself and if someone doesn't believe you don't force it.. but if you feel
this point may somehow better humanity.. start compiling more ideas, explain your methods better etc..
If i wasn't open to my ideas being challenged, then who's to say i'm really searching for wisdom, enlightenment, the truth. I leave myself open to
criticism and welcome it. So debate? Sure... Argue = no.. Collaboration = YES.