Transcending Our Beliefs
WE TEND TO IGNORE OR DISBELIEVE any new ideas, especially about spirituality that clashes with our own ingrained beliefs and yet, there is a way to get past those self opinionated beliefs that make us think that we are right about everything and that is to transcend those beliefs.
Transcending does not mean we should completely reject them, it means to go beyond them. The reason we hang so tenaciously onto our old beliefs is that we identity with them as being a part of who we are. If we lose our precious beliefs, we are fearful of losing ourselves.
We have the false impression that we must either totally accept any new idea (if it is compatible with and not a danger to our old beliefs)…or totally reject them if they are in any way radical to our narrow minded way of thinking. Yet that is not the only choice we have.
With insight we can quietly review our old beliefs and see what ones no longer work. By expanding on our old belief systems, we can make them work better. We can rejuvenate them by removing what no longer works for us in this day and age and adding what now does.
“Completely rejecting our present beliefs would be to discredit so much
of what has been taught… and so much of what has been good.”
There is no need to declare that we are wrong about our spiritual beliefs because we aren’t. We simply don’t have a complete understanding of them. We need more information, but we must be open to receiving that information. This goes for agnostics and atheists as well.
Humanity has learned a great deal about life and about our spiritual nature. As we accrue more information, adding to what we presently believe, we can enlarge on those beliefs, not completely reject them and move on with our lives in a new way, a way that works.
By transcending our own spiritual beliefs not only do we raise our level of awareness but we can then fully accept the rights of all humanity, no matter what race, colour or creed to determine their own spiritual path without the need for condemnation or vilification. The question is whether we are ready to do that?..
Dan’s Quote: “By transcending the old patterns of your mind
______________you release the stale and accept the fresh.”