I am writing a series of little books to help me and you understand the great shift that we are living through today. The shift from a mechanical view of existence to one based on the physics of energy. The shift from machine institutions to networks. The shift from where THEY are directing your life to where YOU are directing your life.
But today I offer a snip of why so many of us find this shift so hard -
"There is no point of reference from which the brain can understand something that does not exist in its world of understanding, just as you cannot possibly visualize or make sense of a new color, one that is outside the light spectrum.
Here again is an example of why understanding is limited to what actually exists in your physical universe, that box which hides you from other possibilities for understanding your true reality. No one knows for certain what is outside the box.Read more at location 732"
And here is how Robert sees the growing inquisition and his and my hope that the truth will win -
"When knowledge is so novel as to create radical conviction, threaten the status quo or the foundations of religious belief, it can be suppressed for years and even centuries. Much of the static or slower progress of civilization in the Middle Ages was due to the suppression of new knowledge.
In spite of the fact that some of the most prominent thinkers of the time knew and actually proved otherwise, the earth remained flat and stationary in the very center of a universe where planets were moved in their orbits by angels. People believed this because that is what they were told.
Some of those who suggested otherwise were publically ridiculed or executed. During the same period, a so-called civilized church had millions of women burned at the stake for accusations of practicing witchcraft and, even today, we cannot seem to shed the chains of ignorance that persecute peoples and hold back the progress of civilization.
We will surely be mocked in the future, as an example, for our misguided attention to things that really do not matter: skin color, religious preference, gender, sexual orientation, social status or how many goals you scored in a season. However, when one person after another rises above the narrow thoughts around them, they pave the way to a better world and we change, slowly.Read more at location 755