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?

asked 05 Dec '11, 06:58

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edited 28 Mar '13, 13:15

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Thanks @Eddie for this great question , I always benefit from your writings ♥♥♥

(28 Mar '13, 22:07) Starlight
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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:

  1. I have a belief system that doesn't work for me (otherwise I wouldn't be "searching" for answers)

  2. I want to find some answers that do work instead

  3. Once I've found some, I want to fit those answers to my existing limiting belief system

  4. If they don't fit, I'm going to find ways to reject those answers instead of rejecting my limiting belief system because my limiting belief system came first

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...

  1. If you do decide to participate in Inward Quest, leave your existing belief system outside the door for a while and be prepared to reserve judgement on new ideas until you can really understand the basis of them.

  2. Be willing to explore where any suggested empowering belief system will take you if you embrace its ideas for a while

  3. After you've fully understood and experienced, to some extent, the new empowering belief system for a while, go back to your own existing (limiting) belief system and conduct an honest self-assessment of what is within you that prevents you from living the new empowering belief system for a period of time in your everyday life

  4. If you are now willing to do so, conduct a trial run of perhaps a month living the new empowering belief system. After that period, you can now judge from an impartial place whether your previous (limiting) belief system served you better or your new empowering belief system.

  5. If the new belief system has served you better, give it another try for another 30 days, and then perhaps another 30 days, and another 30 days, and another 30 days...and so on. If you insist your previous limiting belief system is still The Truth then feel free to return to it whenever you want but just keep continuing with the trial runs of the new one, if it continues to provide value in your life, and keep reassessing how things are working out for you.

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? :)


answered 05 Dec '11, 08:36

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edited 05 Dec '11, 08:53

Superb as usual.

(05 Dec '11, 20:19) Paulina 1

Thank you, Paulina

(05 Dec '11, 22:39) Stingray

Wonderful advice, @Stingray. :) Thank you. A good friend recently invited me back here after a short break, saying something like "get your head back here above the clouds, where you belong". Also great advice. :)

(22 Dec '12, 17:18) Grace

Kinda like "sitting in the dark on a sunny day" huh @Stingray...

(28 Mar '13, 14:11) MoonWillow
(28 Mar '13, 15:41) Stingray

@Stingray- Thankyou for putting up your theme song hahaha :)

(28 Mar '13, 20:39) Nikulas

@Nikulas - You're welcome. I especially like the profound spirituality contained within the chorus - definitely my best work on IQ to date :)

(28 Mar '13, 20:56) Stingray

Awh @Stingray , da duck clip gave me the BIGGEST smile , thank you and as always , thanks for sharing your wisdom ♥♥♥

(28 Mar '13, 22:05) Starlight

I was just thinking last night (for probably the first time since posting this answer) about where I linked to that most-excellent and musically-perfect "Ducks Like Rain" video but I couldn't be bothered to search for it. And here it pops up in the questions list :) The Universe quacks in mysterious ways :)

(19 Aug '14, 13:51) Stingray
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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 .
I think its fear of change that puts people on the offensive.
But the funny thing is that change is the only thing that is constant


answered 05 Dec '11, 07:48

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edited 19 Aug '14, 10:17

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

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Paulina 1

and we love that your here Paulina! :D

(05 Dec '11, 11:19) ursixx

i like you also paulina. the only thing i do not agree with on what is said is about belief i have none. and still some people think i have. also the new and the old. the old is always good it is your foundation. many people from religion still do not understand what was said back then. and some that have understood are over belief now. and to put new belief is just redoing the same thing again. if you do not know where you come from how can you know where you are going?

(06 Dec '11, 00:46) white tiger

and if inward quest is about finding out the truth of the nature of reality. that question makes perfect sense do you not agree?

(06 Dec '11, 00:49) white tiger

Right on White Tiger.

(06 Dec '11, 19:28) Paulina 1
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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

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@ Leo - haha ... welcome back

(05 Dec '11, 09:28) blubird two

oh i agree. I love the users here

(05 Dec '11, 15:24) Nikulas

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

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