A Shining attitude

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Having the correct attitude

“Is the glass half empty or half full? Am I rich or am I poor? How we look at life is the most important factor in what kind of life we will lead. If I believe that it is a dog eat dog world and that it is each man for himself, then I will behave in a way that accords with my belief. Everything depends on our beliefs, on what is good and bad. But what is the basis of such beliefs? Our upbringing, science and religion, culture and politics. We tend to live our lives according to what other people have told us is true and good. From our earliest years we are conditioned to accept that the truth is something we should accept and not find out for ourselves. We come even  define ourselves by such beliefs, I am Christian, I am Muslim, I am Buddhist, I am Jewish, I am Atheist and so on. Why are you Atheist or Christian or Muslim or Jewish? Have you managed to arrive at the truth yourself or merely copied what your parents or friends believe?  What is the basis of your beliefs, of your attitudes? This blind acceptance of what is the truth, of who and what we are, is one of the greatest obstacles to happiness. Even though  teachings or doctrines may contain essential truths, unless you actually understand and verify them personally you will always be a captive of what others have told you and not what you actually know to be true, and you will not be free. The only way is to try and find out for yourself through honest and fearless enquiry. As humans we are gifted with reason and will, they are like compasses which point to the truth.”

– SHINE a handbook for Self Realization p. 33

Available free from freeshinebook@gmail.com

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About the naked human

the naked human is what we are underneath. When we shed our thoughts and look calmly in the mirror upon the light of the soul. Peace and Love.
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