Monday, 11 April 2016

"A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right & evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority."

Rick Warren

There are several sectors of society that never quite fit in the mold of majority expectations. They are NOT the lambs of the population and are usually in some kind of 'trouble', creating some kind of 'fuss.' They WILL be heard, they have something to say .... they do not just go along with everything, they don't seem to fit in. 

The majority may rule in most instances, but if you are being true to yourself, how does that work? If you are one of the lambs, all will be good, but in the case that you are a free-thinker or even have an inquiring mind, it is not that easy to be part of the majority.

If a group of people, such as: parents/extended family, religious affiliation, educational instruction, native culture etc., believe certain things and their opinions are introduced to you in childhood, eventually/usually it becomes your belief as well. Right or wrong these doctrines are instilled in you and you believe them to be true. Don't just follow the doctrine like sheep, question it, question everything, so that you are able to form your own opinions and establish a new belief system that is valid for you today.

This is what awakening is about. It's also why most awakenings happen when you are more mature. You have to live some life with your belief system to have the time or inclination to challenge those beliefs. 

Just because those beliefs have been accepted by the majority does not mean they are true, they are still only opinions.