I received a mail with a valid and also a very common questions:
“So i am so ready to take a side, but i just can’t see any difference between your beliefs and Christians or Muslims . I mean they say “Love your lord unconditionally and under any circumstances” and you say the exact same damn thing!
I am not a child, not a desperate human being but i just need ONE PROOF OF EXISTENCES OF SOMETHING! I don’t want to just “worship”, religious people say that you’ll be able to sense god only after doing whatever they tell you to do .
I mean if i try to summon a demon and i success you’ll say “i told you so, it’s real” and if i fail you’ll say “not enough psych power! not enough chakra! your candle’s color was wrong!! ” another form of the “Lord works in mysterious ways” sentence .
Thanks in advance “
LOL, I get your frustration but the reality works that in a different way then you think. You first must believe then you experience it, especially when it comes to mystical things. With physical stuff it’s a bit different but when you forget about basic things like gravity and objects bumping and look on complex systems like social relationships, then you may notice the same rules applies as in religion. Different people believe in different things about life and they GET DIFFERENT THINGS as well. From afar you may think that because they already have it they believe that way but that’s not the way it works.
Look at Donad Trump books or any successful businessman. They’re not talking about religion, yet they talk about what you SHOULD THINK OR FELL about certain things. Think big, you deserve this or that, expect results, be smart, etc. Those words don’t say: look at reality first and then believe. Those words say: think and make reality and then look at it (and believe it).
You are the creator and in order to create, you must establish what you want, how to get it and then act to get it. This is how it always worked. People who expected reality to be the way they want to be become only frustrated.
There is an incredible power in this paradigm shift. From your perspective those people may be completely wrong but they GET RESULTS and change reality around them (reality that is only for them to feel and experience – we all live in subjective conviction bubbles). If not, they’re doing this wrong way either. Religion can be a powerful boost but also a reason you can’t move on. It depends on the fact if you are used by religion or are you using religion? The same applies for government, economy, social environment, etc.
Again, decide what you want, believe in it, do it.
Of course, ignoring reality isn’t the way either. You will fail. The trick is to see at reality but also see what you want to see in it either and find ways to make it real. Usually those who call themselves realists are far from being real – they just use reality as an excuse to be helpless. The fact is A or B and because of that I can do nothing. If you are not one of those persons you surely know some… They only complain and have very good and real reasons to…
Back to religion area. There is a whole spiritual world out there but you simply don’t see it and you will never see it if you insist on “proof first” rule. The science paradigm doesn’t apply to mysticism. Religion is not and will never be a science but it can be incredibly useful and powerful. It works because reality is more complex and scientific paradigm cannot encompass it. That is why religion or any mysticism will still be there – our minds are more then simple neurons and electric potential waves. Reductionism was debunked in 80ies by many philosophers, because a) relationships on various levels are many to many and b) you cannot deduce features of a higher level compilation from features of its compilation. “Prove first” attitude is an obsolete child of reductionism approach. It cannot hold nowadays and even on universities people learn that scientific paradigm is very limited when it comes to researching complexity of the reality.
Oh, I strayed from the religion topic again . Once again: once you let yourself believe that there may be something more and your curiosity takes over, with time you will find secondary proofs (in lifes of others), more and more. At some point (usually after years) those others become close friends or family members so the weight of that “proof” will be stronger. At some point you will start to experience things yourself. At first slowly and incidentally but after a decade or two you will be full of experiences that you cannot prove to anyone yet they are true to your life and you know you can relay on them. That is how it works and that is the way I went through. I was just curious and believed and it took me roughly years of study to realize how much my views have changed and how it transformed from belief to something real.
However I’m not one of those thoughtless religion thick-heads. I do question my beliefs every day. I change my convictions, they grow with me and that is what spirituality should be. Not a set of rigid beliefs (religion for herds) but a dynamic and ever evolving way of knowing reality better, beyond science, beyond common beliefs. I’m the final explorer so I don’t need to wait for proof or for others to prove it. I explore the reality by creating it and belief, faith or whatever you will name it, is a vital part of it.