reply to post by WarJohn
Life, and the world, are not "big fat lies" as you propose.
There are plenty of truths to be found throughout the world: if you do not eat any type of sustenance for twenty five years, you will be dead; if you
are deathly allergic to something, and you consume it, you will suffer an allergic reaction. I am a human being with consciousness, and a conscience;
I have a mother and a father, whose consummation resulted in my existence. According to physics, the color green is really an absorption of every band
of light except
green, which it reflects, allowing us to see it. If you allow particular metals, like iron, to oxidize then they will rust;
yet, if you blue the iron, or utilize some anti-oxidation products then you can slow or prevent rusting of iron objects. The world is full of
I think what you mean, is to say that you're dissatisfied with modern spiritual and mystical schools of thought. The philosophies of the modern world
just don't satisfy your presupposed beliefs concerning purpose, meaning, and authenticity. That's the wonderful thing about philosophy, metaphysics,
spirituality, mysticism, religion, and the supernatural in general: anyone can say, and believe, in anything they want concerning them. There is no
"definite truth" which is true for all people, of all creeds. Whatever you want to be "the truth" is "the truth" because "the truth" is
whatever you want it to be.
For example, you believe in Higher Beings, whether they're ascended masters, secret chiefs, ancient aliens, angels, or gods doesn't matter; they're
all the same. You believe in telepathic communication between Higher Beings and lower entities... most likely due to auras and energy vibrations I
would assume. These guiding forces propose a self-help based approach to life: focus on the ideal things, things which you want and desire, which push
you to try your hardest in life to achieve them. The reward for adhering to this telepathic advice, is the promise of temporal happiness, with the
added bonus of some far-distant promise of grander achievements (like teleportation).
In an odd twist... every single one of those beliefs is present in a spiritual, mystical, metaphysical, or supernatural philosophy prominent in
Western civilization right now. So the world, full of "big fat lies," is saying exactly what you're saying. You're a product of your time,
susceptible too, and duped into, the exact wishy-washy ambiguous self-help woo that you're claiming is a "big fat lie."
~ Wandering Scribe