All religions are based, more or less, on the same premise that only the spirit is real.
Since the dawn of time, there has always been a man in a twenty-thousand dollar suit waiting to take advantage of your need to find meaning in your life.
He might be a prophet or a priest. He might look like a millionaire or a tramp but whatever shape these shysters take, they all have the same answer:
“There’s something wrong with you and only I have the cure!”
All religions and self-improvement systems demand that you add whatever it is they’re selling to your ‘idea’ of you. Just like materialism, religions offer us the same formula with a different twist:
You + something else = salvation
Inevitably, the guru or prophet has the secret, the power or the keys to the kingdom and they will give it to you in return for your faith and your money.
None of these paradigms present a coherent model of reality that can be verified by you, through observation of the world around you; that’s why religions tend to kill people who ask questions.
But just because they are not totally right, that doesn’t mean that they’re totally wrong.
UNIVERSAL AWARENESS OF INNER REALITY
At this point, you may sniff and say that spirituality is just for the weak minded and, indeed, that is the dogma of the materialist. You may argue, the opposite view, and insist that ‘god’ can only be found in a book and that is the position of most religions.
The strange truth is that both of these, often argued, positions entirely ignore the possibility that we are already subconsciously plugged into a universal sub-atomic reality.
Maybe that sub-atomic reality is something like gravity, easy to ignore until you fall over.
Maybe truth is already written on our very essence and books are only a distraction.
It would seem that independent scientific evidence is pointing, very strongly, in that direction.
As an example, you may have noticed that over the last twenty years a strange urban phenomenon has sprung up on our roads.
Today, in most Western countries, you can’t seem to drive more than a few miles without seeing a sad and orphaned shrine of dying flowers and rotting cuddly toys left by the side of the road. These shrines seem to appear overnight, at the site of each car crash, as if by magic.
It is obvious that these bereaved and tormented people are expressing a connection to an inner reality that our strictly material society gives them no way to express or explore. It’s almost as though they are ashamed of their own inner reality.
Maybe we are like the three blind men cleaning an elephant. Asked to describe the elephant, the man who cleaned the tail would say that an elephant was something like a snake. The man who cleaned the leg would say that an elephant was like a tree and the man who cleaned the sides would say an elephant was like a wall.
None of them would be entirely wrong but neither would they be entirely right. From Islam to Communism, Christianity to Atheism, underneath it all, what is it that we’re looking for?
What inner vision is it that each of us seeks to validate?
For the first time in two thousand years, it might be time to talk about what connects us instead of what divides us. We’ve all been so busy fighting over our particular piece of the elephant that we refuse to talk about the elephant in the room: an inner reality that connects us all.
Maybe we are all connected to the same thing but we’ve just not cleaned enough parts to have an accurate picture yet?
Taken from the Book – “Quantum Mechanics For Your Soul: How to Repair Yourself and Save the World at the Same Time”
Read the Blog – “Holy Frauds“