Consider The Possibility You May Not Have The Whole Story
Throughout our lives, from children to adults, we are all told things. Things about behaviour, faith, other people, our parents, God, teachers, products, etc. These things that we are told help to establish our own personal belief systems. But they're really not "our" thoughts and opinions as much as they are the thoughts and opinions of those who fed them to us. So, in reality, we are a collection of information acquired from other sources and have taken them as our own. That is ... UNTIL ... we break free. We crack the shell of deception that has held our minds for so long.
This freedom in thinking ... will release us from all lies and deceptions. When we open our mind to considering new information, and let it speak to our Soul and to our heart, we will find Truth in all things. Using our discernment, we can discover many new life-changing revelations. If you ever get some time, read Plato's "Allegory of The Cave" and you will find an image of how most people are. So many folks don't believe what they read, but they'll read what they believe. You can't expand your awareness and learn new things without having an open mind to seek, research, and find what you may not know, or what may be an important discovery that could change your life and those around you. A mind is like a parachute ... it works best when it's open.
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.