Entry Submitted by ubeity at 6:35 PM EST on November 25, 2016
To a hammer, all the world's a nail. To a saw, all the world is lumber to cut. To a bookkeeper, it's all about balancing the books. To a pilot, it all comes down to the landing. To an investor, it's all about ROI. Etcetera, ad infinitum. The metaphor is understandable whatever one's paradigm but it urges us to be smarter (more circumspect) than our life circumstances.
It seems that to the guru sycophants, anyone not readily agreeing is a cabal agent, or some even less flattering but equally inane descriptor. It does make me wonder what sort of life experience would be so narrow-minded as to reject easy facts contradicting the absurd and repeated failures by the primary gurus - rejection with energy and passion.
Accepting that there are those who consciously reject any rational dialogue - we simply, though sadly, must accept this. Notwithstanding, it bear repeating, yet again, honesty is not negative, facts are not negative except that they be given that interpretation, exposure of a deception is not negative, and asking for explanation beyond new age religious double-speak is not negative, either.
If you are injured, is it negative for a doctor to tell you about your injuries? If your CPA tells you total taxes this year are more than last, is this negative? Certainly, we would not ask these people to keep the information to themselves. A fair-minded exchange about the productivity consequences of everyone on the planet being rich is not negative. Discussing the meaning of economic inflation in light of the money supply suddenly being multiplied by 10,000 times or more is not negative.
It is fear and arrogance which seeks to crush open dialogue. I hope that Patrick embraces that, also, in the context of publishing my words despite so many critical, insulting, and dismissive voices directed at those who simply raise questions. One clue to a good question can be the dismissal, disregard, or even contempt of those to whom it offers a rational and logical challenge. On the subject of "fear".... someone recently responded to a post of mine (which offered logic and reason to refute one of the several silly yet fundamental guru pseudo facts) by insisting I (the author) had much fear. I chuckled as the realization hit me that this person is projecting fear and confusion due to the cognitive dissonance as a consequence of their guru-based beliefs as a glimmer of real understanding came through. Facing the rational truth contrary to a firmly held belief can be emotionally wrenching.
For honest consideration to all of dinarland, this message is directed. But also, this message is directed at those who have abused and outright redefined "negativity". This message is also directed to those who feel anger, frustration, and the very real specter of all they've believed being a deception. You will have to be honest with yourself before you can be honest with what I say. There will be no aliens to bail you out in the years to come. And, iIt won't help to believe you can become a god if you just think just right or "vibrate" at some imagined frequency.
Don't be a bag of rocks.