Why are things the way they are? Why do you believe the things you do?
A few years ago, I began this blog to promote my Etsy shop, hoping that the more “linked in” I was, the more items I would sell. However, my Etsy shop did not last long, and the direction my blog has taken since, is completely opposite of its intended purpose!
By continuing on, in this opposite direction, I hope to share the knowledge I’ve acquired throughout my [ongoing] spiritual journey. I will attempt to recount lessons learned in a way that appeals to everyone; meaning that you don’t have to be a Christian to follow my blog, although I will post Biblical topics from time to time. My goal is for you as readers, to receive the information you find here, in an objective, “what-if,” manner.
I have learned that by intentionally considering opposing ideas with an open mind & objective viewpoint – a person’s entire world can change.
Just as it has been stated over time – in many ways & across vast distances of time – these guys know what they are talking about. However, in order to fully understand the significance cemented within their timeless words, you must learn it for yourself…
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
When you learn it for yourself, you transform. Period.
HOW DO I LEARN IT FOR MYSELF?
INTENTIONAL OBSERVATION – I am curious by nature and have always asked ‘why’ about everything – school rules, organizational policies, religious beliefs, etc.; all of which definitely helps with my goal of Intentional Observation. However:
You do not have to be curious to have intent; you only need to awaken your free will.
You do not have to be curious to entertain opposing ideas; you must simply seek to understand.
…and why would you want to understand? Why should you even care?
Because as you solve each unanswered question or unresolved issue that has meandered its way into your subconscious without you even knowing – years, even decades ago; with every intentional resolution, your eyes will begin to open to a new, more peaceful reality.
By verifying your own beliefs, you are sealing each new discovery tight within your being as an unbreakable truth that will stay with you for a lifetime.
HOW TO START?
OBSERVE. Observation without judgement allows for the documentation & expansion of personal viewpoints, in comparison to broader interpretations of what one considers a ‘truth’.
I hope by sharing my journey, that you (yes, you!) might also gain the ability to rethink the ‘facts’ you currently accept as ‘truths’. I love meeting new people, and welcome any questions or concerns you might have. Please, take a trip to my Contact page and let me know what’s on your mind!