If we want to change the world, if we want to embrace a new understanding of spirituality, then we have to begin by changing ourselves. We can only change ourselves by embracing a willingness to change the way we think.
If there is one thing that most describes the human species, it is our ability to be programmed. In the first seven years of a child’s life you can teach a child to believe almost anything. Not only will they carry those beliefs into adulthood, they will fight to the death to defend those beliefs. That is how we get racists, homophobes, and fanatics of all types.
We often have no idea how or when we learned the beliefs that define our lives, or who might have taught them to us, but through blind faith in what we “know” we are convinced our beliefs represent “absolute truth”.
If we are to change the way we think then we have to be willing to challenge the beliefs that define our lives. We have to learn to defend our opinions and beliefs not because it is “our” opinion but only if it can be shown to be true.
Blind faith is fine when we are children, but as adults, it is our responsibility to determine for ourselves the accuracy of those beliefs. We need to carefully examine the beliefs that define our lives and control the choices and decisions we make.