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A contradiction within itself-New Age Spirituality

I’m back from a two week holiday in the sticks & I’m causing trouble already!!

Is New age spirituality a contradiction within itself when it judges judgment & the ego as being bad, judgment is bad because it’s of being judgmental & the ego is judged as being bad because it’s of desires according to new age spiritualists.

Isn’t judging being judgmental a judgement therefore bad within itself & to judge the ego as being bad isn’t that being judgemental? So are new age spiritualists actually manifesting the so called bad of the world? You have got to wonder because before they became spiritually aware they didn’t have a problem with egos & judgment & a multitude of other things.

Take the following quote that was recently presented on an internet site “The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment”, enjoyment usually represents attachments of some kind as an emotional human being can’t attach itself usually to something that isn’t enjoyable in some way, this would psychologically be impossible.

I could go on with this but the question is, is new age spirituality a contradiction within itself & is it manifesting/adding to the problems in the world?

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      May 10 2013: G’day Chris

      Yes I would definitely agree that true spiritual growth begins with a psychological process however this is in contrary to what a lot of spiritual aware people believe as they denounce science altogether which includes psychology, I’ve been on a number of spiritual forums to know this.

      Judgment is judgment no matter how you want to put it & going by your last remark in your reply you also judge which is an obvious contradiction to your ideological beliefs to not judge. Did you not judge me & say that “it's people like yourself who take pride in "causing trouble" and attempt to belittle that which they clearly fail to understand”, you judged me as a trouble maker obviously in a destructive way not a constructive way, that doesn’t sound too spiritual to me which is a contradiction to your own beliefs.

      Any judgment of yourself or anyone else is conflictive no matter how you want to put it, a true spiritualist has no judgment therefore no conflict but I find a lot of new age people do have conflicts which of course I’m one of them as you have indicated here.

      I’m also a spiritually aware person but I find a lot of new age spirituality quite contradictory & even scary at times. Let’s take a look at meditation, scientists have proven we still think while meditating but spiritualists of all kinds say out right they don’t, what I can say, you must move with the flow not against it or in opposition.

      Love
      Mathew
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          May 10 2013: G’day Chris

          You are misjudging me again, I don’t have any ideological belief that judgment is bad. I judge & I can be egotistical but unlike some spiritually aware people I don’t have a problem with this & turn it into yet another so called negative which is conflictive & we need more of that in the world don’t we?

          So your judging here that I’m judging but you’re not of course, you don’t think this sounds a little weird & contradictory?

          You are obviously conflictive with trouble but I don’t have a problem with it, see what I mean about spiritually aware people causing more conflicts than needed. Trouble can be constructive as in debates like this one or if a wrong is being done like a child being raped I’m going to cause trouble & intervene. See how I don’t have a problem with trouble but you do, so who is more spiritually aware & accepting here? But of course you are which is of the ego.

          You’re obviously sitting in judgment of me which is no different to…but of course you’re not judging me so how can I say that, look again ignorance isn’t bliss!!

          Chris, I’m into acceptance of all for what it is, a vibrative energy form of one kind or another & I don’t, like so many other spiritually aware people, have a problem with certain negative words or actions, all they are to me is a difference however if that difference is harmful in any way to my own being I must react in some way to rectify the harmful affect upon myself. I’ve been on a number of spiritual forum sites that talk about love this that & the other but when it came down to the crunch they failed dismally. Sorry I don’t have much respect for falsehoods which this new age spiritualty seems to be breeding, give me the real stuff any day.

          Love
          Mathew
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          May 10 2013: G'day Chris

          I wish new age spiritualists would use a different line now & again when someone disagrees or questions their belief systems, you have no idea how many times I’ve heard this line before in reply, if you wish to believe I’m egotistical & judgemental & you’re not within your replies fair enough but I’m not that gullible.

          Look Chris, I’m not saying new age spiritualism is bad it just has contradictory concepts that really need to be addressed if new age spiritualists want the rest of the world to follow suite, the similarities of new age spiritualism to the dark age spiritualism is awfully close but of course that’s just my opinion not yours obviously. When one looks from the outside in as I am doing one can always see more than looking from the inside out, I see a problem.

          Love
          Mathew

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