From the beginning, man has wrestled with questions regarding; religions, miracles, angels, demons, spirit guides, life after death, the future and existence, and a host of other things.
The answers are many and varied. Many look for their answers in books and the writings of others, some from their own lives and surroundings.
They will weigh and measure, and then come to some conclusion.
Most will however be satisfied to believe what someone else has concluded on the matter.
Our dilemma, whatever our search method may be is, how do we know which answer is true and right?
This is the topic of Chapter 14.
We have created ourselves ideas of all possible things, food, religion, beliefs, teaching, etc. and we are not willing to abandon these ideas, no matter what. Not even though researches show us how little value they have. Not even though we ourselves know how stupid they are. We just say “oh well” and keep on holding tight to our ideas. We are stuck in our habits.
We are always so convinced of our own excellence that we do not allow us to accept something new.
We have met all kinds of opinions and ideas on our walk through life, both wrong and right. And we will keep on meeting more ideas, of all sorts.
The older we become, the more ideas we have gathered ourselves. The more ideas we have, the more difficult it is to get rid of them. And before we know it we are trapped in a vicious circle that is hard to get out of. Continue reading