This week we'll explore the concept of looking for answers outside of
Most individuals when they look to explore existence begin first by
exploring through others' perspectives. From the time you're born,
your parents basically tell you that you're not good enough, and yet
you have to listen to them, learn from them, realize existence based
on their experiences, and they teach you to minimize yourself in the
process. The resultant is: you spend more and more of your energy, in
effect, trying to short circuit the choice perspective, the
empowerment perspective, by accepting others' belief structures,
ideas, constructs, and perspectives about existence. So the resultant
is: you go through life from childhood onwards, learning to simply
acknowledge and accept another's idea.
You go through school, for example, and you're taught by your teachers
that you must learn that which has been given to you as truthful and
absolute. How many times have you heard, for example, in history "this
is the way it is"? - Yet history is written by people. Even the bible
was written by individuals. So each individual added their
perspectives to the writings. In adding their perspective, they took
facts, events, reality, and altered it sufficiently to fit their
perspectives. Though you would take a certain document and read it,
and call it a perspective that is truthful. It is basically your
perspective of another's perspective that wrote the document which was
based on their perspective of an event that they themselves perceived.
So you have a lot of layers of judgment in there. When you add those
layers of judgment, what you're getting is really dis-empowerment from
the self. Because no one is asking the hard question of: "what is
You're not fools, far, far, far, far from it, you learn from your
environment, and your environment is telling you this is how it is.
How many times have you heard parents say: "Don't question me, just do
what I say."? Teachers tell you: "Don't question, this is the way it
is."? The teacher will say to the child: "1+1=2", and the child, in
their own curiosity will say: "why"? The teacher, not understanding
"why" because they were brought up in the same way of accepting
another's perspective, will say to the child: "Don't question, this is
just the way it is". There are some things you must accept without
questioning, and those things become more and more. But how did 1+1=2?
Someone had to question it, someone had to go through the whole
concept, so why then reduce an individual? Minimize their curiosity,
minimize their desire to question by saying accept? What this does, in
its own way, very subtlely, very insidiously trains individuals to
always accept authority.
After all, your parents are authority, your teachers are authority,
your religious leaders are authority, doctors are authority, lawyers
are authority, politicians are authority, the written word is
authority, and now the internet has become authority, television has
become authority, and radio has become authority. So what you do is
you give your power to this authority. If you hear someone say:
"1+1=2", you'll say: "yes, absolutely". Not because you knew this
before, but because an authority said it. Look at the power humanity
gives based on the perspective of authority. It's not because you're
fools, it's because you've been trained this way. So when you look
around you, why would you want to empower yourselves? It's difficult
to empower yourself when everything around you is perceived as an
authority that is greater than, better than, more educated, more wise,
and more knowledgeable than you are. Think about it, what makes a
doctor such an authority on YOUR health? They are an authority on
certain diseases, yes, they are an authority on the concept of
assistance to the body, yes, but they're not an authority on YOUR
We're encouraging everyone to question. In fact, you'll notice that at
no time have we ever said: "listen to our words as absolute truth". We
encourage you to question what we say. We suggest - that's all we do!
We present these ideas and constructs for you to decide: Is that real
to you? Is this something that you do?
Question yourself, question our words, does this fit with your
psychology? Your belief structure? Your awareness? If it doesn't, can
you observe that? If you observe it, do you choose differently?
Because ultimately it comes down to "Do you choose"?
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Sunday, April 12, 2009