THE TROUBLE WITH RELIGION is that it has not kept pace with human progress. Mankind has changed dramatically from who we were in the times of the Bible or Koran. If we were magically transported back to those days it would be as foreign to us as living on Mars.
WE HUMANS HAVE A MAJOR FAILING. We will give up peace, harmony, safety, security, even our sanity for this one thing. And that thing is, ‘Being Right’. The need to ‘Be Right’ means we are prejudiced. Everything we see or hear has to be first screened through our rigid, narrow minded judgmental system.
WE ARE OBCESSED WITH HAVING ‘THINGS’. Money, cars, houses, people… the list goes on. The problem is, even if we do manage to collect a few ‘things’, sooner or later they all disappear. Plus, strangely enough, when we do get them, they become mundane, so we continue our search for new things.
BEING INSECURE AND UNSURE of ourselves when interacting with the social world, the world of business, the world of human relations, we tend to put on costumes that hide our true identities. Fearing rejection, we pretend to be someone else, so as to be accepted by others.
WHATEVER YOU EXPERIENCE IN LIFE, no matter what emotion it is, whether it be unwanted like pain, sadness, loss or distress… or whether it be wanted like happiness, excitement, thrills, euphoria. Before you identify with that experience, ask yourself this question, “Why have I created this situation in my life?