The religious model of thought binds us to a checklist where we pay for heaven/enlightenment with a litany of actions. Often, we are encouraged to be martyrs—happiness is an “indulgence” unless everyone else attains it first—and look out for the devil.
The fundamentalist/evangelical mode of thought builds on this—not only are we obligated to live by religious premises, we (and nearly everyone else) are full of sin. The evangelical is bent on finding sin, destroying it, and imposing their view upon other people (hence the verb “evangelize”)
The transcendental mode of thought declares that heaven/enlightenment is within you, right here right now. There is no checklist, there is no devil, and you can choose to allow heaven/enlightenment to manifest around you if you hold yourself in alignment with your highest aspect (done by focusing on the present moment or emptying your mind, allowing the default benevolence of existence to flow through you). In the transcendental mode of thought, these aren’t commandments, merely suggestions, for everything is a game played by an omnipotent benevolence that decided to temporarily limit itself so it could surprise itself into becoming any and all forms and iterations so it could love any and every manifestation of limitation and narrative. You cannot negate the good beneath existence, you can only stray from it for a short while, but upon the moment of death, it will relieve you of your resistance.
That makes a lot of sense to me. I was never one for checklists.
Get Kor’Thank here: Kor’Thank: Barbarian Valley Girl. Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here: Vol. 1 on Kindle. Vol. 2 on Kindle here: Vol.2 on Kindle Vol. 3 on Kindle here: Vol. 3 on Kindle Vol.4 on Kindle here: Vol. 4 on Kindle Echo Omnibus here: Echo Omnibus Echo Vol. 1 & 2 Combined Edition here: Combined Edition Musings, Volume 1 is available here: Musings, Volume 1 If you wanna hear me babble on about anything and everything, and strain my FREAKIN’ BRAIN, then here’s a link to my podcast: Strained Brains! It is on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play! Please give it a listen and a five-star review! Here’s the miscellaneous gear that I use to try and become an uber-human: Optimization! 🙂 🙂 😀
Hold on! I just got approved to be an Amazon affiliate! If you’re going to buy ANY product from Amazon, and you’d like to support my efforts for absolutely free, then simply click on one of the Echo links I’ve provided—they’ll send you to Echo’s Amazon page—and THEN buy whatever product you wish. Amazon gives me a small referral fee each time this happens! In this manner you can support my books, musings, podcast, zany ads, or my adventures along the noble path known as The Way of The Man Child WITHOUT spending any more money than you were already going to! Should you do this, I vow to send you a silent blessing, causing your genitals to adopt the optimum size, shape, smell, and death-ray attachment of choice that paralyzes your enemies with fear and envy! Entire worlds will bow before your nether parts! 😲💪 😜 #Kindle #KindleUnlimited