- Lindsay Newland Bowker
- Stonington, ME
- United States
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Have We Outgrown Our "Belief systems"? Are They Actually Obstructing Our Advancement? What Are The Alternatives?
Have we evolved culturally,. technologically, scientifically to a point where we have outgrown what most of us have incorporated into our "belief systems"? We certainly still need the core wisdoms of world's great religions, including the wisdoms of indigenous peoples all over the world, but do we need all that other "stuff"..do we need that dogma, that list of articles of faith, the strong and divisive group identity, the over identification of self and within system closed system thinking habits encouraged by "belief systems" ? Do we even think about it or realize how belief systems affect our thinking and even our seeing.?
Should we be unpacking our “belief systems” , evaluating how well they work for us in a complex, pluralistic global society? Is what we have in our kit dynamic, transactional..what wisdom is there to help us navigate and understand and thrive ? Does your “belief system” cultivate habits of compassion, habits of critical thinking, habits of dedication, commitment and purpose, habits of peace making and truth seeking? Does it support you where you stand right now. ?
Do you agree that we have outgrown much of what is packed into our "belief systems"?
Do you think that some of what is packed into "belief systems" may actually holding us back from becoming a global community? Holding us back personally?