Everything I’ve ever written here is either: based on my personal view and experience or is based upon things that others have said which truly resonate with me and thus have become my adopted viewpoint.
Inward Quest is about finding out the truths of the nature of reality by inquiring into our own minds. In order to do that, surely one must start that inquiry with an open and skeptical mind, no?
If you approach this site with beliefs that have been handed down to you, such as:
In the beginning God created rules which must be followed otherwise you will burn in hell.
And then I write:
There never was a beginning nor will there ever be an ending, and: While there are Universal laws, the only rules are self-imposed rules.
And now, from your perspective, there is anger and there is pain, while from my perspective: I don’t care what anyone else believes and I have no desire to prove or need to defend anything.
Can you see the difference?
This forum is for now, it is in real-time and we are using 21st century cutting-edge thinking; there are no limits. Therefore, if you approach Inward Quest with a closed-mindset and you insist on hanging on to belief systems, in which you give your power away to outside forces; you should not be surprised if your views, which are your beliefs, are challenged by new ways of thinking.
When I read things written from a perspective of self-created powerlessness, if I feel inspired to do so, I will answer or comment from a perspective of self-empowerment. This is not done to prove anyone wrong, your beliefs are your own business; but rather, to offer an alternative perspective, creating balance for all who may read the post.
What is your view?
Thank you Eddie for providing this opportunity to offer an alternative point of view.
I do wonder why some people participate here because they don't seem interested in the journey of self-discovery (Inward Quest) but a journey of self-justification of limiting beliefs (Inward Justification).
I've just checked and InwardJustification.com is still available :)
The mindset that I've never seen work in 30+ years of engaging with "spiritual" people (and yet which some insist on sticking to) is this:
Good luck to anyone with that approach :)
Such an approach is always doomed to failure because, sooner or later, they are going to hit up against the aspects of the limiting belief system which caused them to start that search for answers in the first place.
And, as you've said, there will be anger and pain that follows from hitting against those self-imposed limitations to personal thought.
I'm always interested in solutions rather than problems so I would like to suggest a solution for people stuck in that predicament...
And finally, there's never any point in complaining about Inward Quest itself because you are only complaining about your own perspective of it... you are actually only complaining about yourself!
Inward Quest is only a website - a focal point. How you view it is what creates your experience of it.
There is so much empowering and uplifting material here and if you decide not to see it, what does that say about you? :)
In the documentary Religious by Bill Maher there is a scene when he is talking to a small congregation about the Bible and a man refuses to listen or take debate (in this clip it starts about 9:00). I think this is the kind of person your are referring to. And its not just a Judeo-Christians that take this stance .
Hi Eddie, This sounds almost like an argument so I wont say much except "In with the new and out with the old". I'm talking about belief systems. We can all learn and do so all of our lives. Weather we apply this knowledge is up to each person to decide. Hopefully most will for only if they try will it work for them.
Some are disilusioned but that can have many causes and maybe it is just a phase they are going through and than it is up to the rest of us to show our support and to give hope where needed. Not all people are ready for all of this and some have been here for years and have maybe found thair way that suits them. Let them go with love for after all we do evolve acording to our own way.
Yes I agree with you no-one should blame I.Q. for what is hapening to them is internal and they must look inside themselves for the answers. When people are ready to and if they so wish they can leave but shouldn't negatively influance others that are still here. I feel we need to forgive such transgresions for we are all human and can't be up to par all of the time so sometimes we make mistakes.
Personaly I love it here and I love all our human quirkiness that makes up the world full of inquiring minds. I have learned a lot and will carry on doing so no doubt for many years to come. Thank you.
answered 05 Dec '11, 09:22
I'm such a fracking liar. I keep trying to leave this damn website but I love talking to you guys way too much. -_-
Sigh. It's just too hard to find like-minded people walking down the street.
My view is actually explained by a song I love, take it for whatever you like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ6HBbyJR34
answered 05 Dec '11, 07:10
I see my Christan beliefs as a empowering belief system. I see myself as an advanced Christian. Someone that sees a deeper more empowering meaning behind the things taught. However some of that could be attributed to mystery studies.
answered 28 Mar '13, 14:10
If you are seeing this message then the Inward Quest system has noticed that your web browser is behaving in an unusual way and is now blocking your active participation in this site for security reasons. As a result, among other things, you may find that you are unable to answer any questions or leave any comments. Unusual browser behavior is often caused by add-ons (ad-blocking, privacy etc) that interfere with the operation of our website. If you have installed these kinds of add-ons, we suggest you disable them for this website