June marks PRIDE month, a time to celebrate diversity and acceptance. Unfortunately, fear sometimes drives us to harm others with our words and actions. This fear usually stems from outdated beliefs and conditioning, causing us to choose hate and disgust over love and compassion.
However, failing to challenge our beliefs and conditioning can result in pain and suffering for ourselves and others. We can overcome false perceptions and prevent conflicts by taking the initiative to understand and learn what we don’t know or comprehend. Doing so allows us to respect others’ truths without interfering in their lives and demonstrates genuine love and acceptance. Take a moment to slow down your thoughts and question why you hold the beliefs you do.
While I respect the Bible as a primary source, it’s worth considering the possibility of conflicting messages and the blending of man’s ideas with God’s teachings causing some confusion. It’s important to note that love and acceptance are common themes in many significant religious and spiritual texts. It is essential to approach messages that contradict this message with a critical eye. I am confident that parts of individual spiritual texts, such as the Bible, have been influenced by the beliefs of men of that time and may not accurately reflect the original teachings.
Remember, those beliefs that are inflexible, unchallenged, and deeply ingrained will only cause harm to both ourselves and our planet.