I find that it’s very difficult to judge, choose, see the truth of something if we are bias. If we hold on to our beliefs, to our opinions, to the way we see things, then our minds become stubborn and blinded to reality. Take for example, a religious person.
A person blinded by certain scriptures and by what has been taught in their tradition may believe that Jesus is the savior and the only way. And that person grows attached to this blind belief. And the same could happen with another religion and their beliefs.
This blinds their minds from what is: Themselves. They are the saviors of their own lives, as their attitudes and personal habits. What saves them is their own personal habits of healh and wisdom.
Of course, the same goes for all politics and all sorts of personal philosophies, cultures, traditions. Don’t let your childhood, or what they have taught you, or what you have experienced in the past, make your mind rigid and unable to entertain and respect other people’s views.
But better be open-minded and expand your awareness. To do this, you have to examine and dissect all thoughts you have. Study all beliefs and ways of seeing things. Ask yourself questions: Why do I believe this or that?? What proof more than my feelings do I have??
Does it really make sense?? It’s my opinion or belief separating me from other people?? Is my opinion or belief only good for one group while excluding another?? Never stop asking yourself questions. This is how you know yourself and grow in wisdom.
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