Here is the reason in brief:
A Multiple Choice Questionnaire
What Would You Do?
Your in the public eye and your doing something that everyone tells you is inspiring a lot of people and you think your helping. Then you find out that its actually making things worse do you ?
A) Forget you found that out and continue doing it anyway finding ways to justify that its ok, too afraid to change and to give up the gravy train popularity it brings? it seems so pretty, positive, easy answers and everyone loves you for doing it, why give that up? Why not just pretend you never heard it or does not resonate with you? ...
B ) stop doing it immediately and beat yourself up give up, becoming depressed then go do something completely different?. Or
C) bite the bullet, be willing to see it for what it is, that its not pretty or positive at all and you can risk losing lots of friends and followers as its not what they want to hear & admit it openly and expose it and do what u can to rectify it and turn it around into something helpful again, as it must be done ..
I choose C, hence why you see me now speaking up and against the dangers of spirituality. Which one would you choose?
Memoirs of a Former Mystic
About these blogs:
They are my own personal dismantling EOF story so as to help others understand us and The EOF project, they are meant to be complimentary and to assist others to better understand and apply the
They are a journey and exploration of my own personal confusion towards rational logical thinking that has helped myself and others to see our own cognitive dissonance that expose the many things that we hide from ourselves and why.
I myself am shocked to realize that i had to no idea how conditioned and problematic these spiritual beliefs were until i wrote these blogs. How these beliefs effected every aspect of my life and created so many unnessary problems and made me so afraid to even dare think or imagine my life and who i was with out them. The contradictions i had to want to understand and not at the same time, watching both of these elements fight with in me planting mine fields in my mind of self destruction when i forced myself to think with out my spiritual beliefs which acted like a drug for me, often times taking over my mind and thinking for me. This was scary but how could i get myself to stop protecting these beliefs that led me to understand why others are so keen to chose irrationality then logic when it comes to their ideologies. Which is one of the many reasons that has led to me speaking up about why we are so concerned about this movement and the dangers of these beliefs.
So these blogs are also an invitation and challenge to detect what is confusion and what is fact. To challenge a person to ask themselves are my beliefs thinking for me rather then my own mind?
This becomes more apparent and easier to detect and reduce ones confusion when one finishes the whole series in order. Then one can see your own results on how you scored with exploring and detecting your own cognitive biases..
best of luck..
when your finished the series let me know your results.
Note- the Bali blog series is not complete yet i am currently working on part 6.
-Wow that is tricky as SO much happens in this blog, it is easily the most powerful one yet and truly mind blowing as reading it makes one start to REALLY Think and Q. ALL that they believe and start to see the insanity of the programs running us and provides the opening for REAL Understanding of what we individually & collectively struggle with.
I could NOT put it down and read all of Part 2 from 1-4:30am, it was amazing. Now to read the entire thing over a few times, its FULL of gems for Dismantling!!! Diego it was awesome to learn more about you, wow. And Margarita THK YOU for sharing so much of yourself too, MUCH Gratitude to All of you & Gogi Bunny.
-I would see this blog as a turning point in your relationship with yourself and with others, you break all the fences and you let us see into your experience in a really honest and fresh way. I also think it is really sincere and we can feel how you feel and we share this trip/journey with you. It is also funny by multiple times and sometimes it's like having a glimpse on Baby Jess too.. I mean that we can see the child girl in you, even if at the same time you have a lot of struggle there. It is like are discovery.
- Susie Kiou
-I loved these blogs, they are long but well worth the read, they are so addicting that after a while you forget how long they are and get upset when the end of the blog parts are reached. I see now how detrimental is the new (c)age. Really. People, want to feel better to hide their insecurities, and wear a mask of love and light. Once you expose them, they get really upset and offended. Anyway, I m looking forward to reading more. Also, reading when Diego had to spend one year doing social work and what he had to go through was not "cool" at all!! The thing that was most surprising, is how people protect themselves with their fears, I know sounds contradictory, but we often do that. We know that we are getting somewhere with our inner discovery, and when it gets uncomfortable, we allow the fear to take over again( and it protect us in the form of a new age dogma, religion, program, etc ). Also the girl from Finland that was "clear" fall so easily into confusion because of that guy. As you said before, love can be so destructive!
-It seems that we are in a constant pendulum, we are so fragile, and we could fall at any moment from one belief to another. We do not want to feel uncomfortable, and we ll do whatever to avoid that. Unless, we get "messy" and we start cleaning up all the toxic beliefs in our mind, nothing will change. the soil of our mind, once is being cleaned up becomes a fertile environment for observation and evolution.
- I really enjoyed these blog, my faves so far Blog 3, 4 and especially 5 as you dig deeper and show more of what we cannot see.
- Paola Cedrola
- I am only maybe a 15th of the way through this and there are already four or five things I was dying to cut and paste in a share, it's incredible, it pains me that I'm going to have to put it away in a few minutes for another time. frown :(
So, I stayed up all night reading them, I'm about a fifth of the way through. :) Your idea of "blog post" is pretty unusual, lol.
I am so amazed by so many aspects of this little book you've written. In a way, I feel EOF isn't really complete without this perspective on it that you're providing through the blogs. It's like, the orientations are only telling part of the story but the story seems much more complete when we also see it through your eyes, your personal process of dismantling, your inquiries. I am humbled and amazed at your honesty, willingness to lay bare that part of your mind that you are learning to be free from. It's clear how much pain and difficulty is involved with confronting this head-on, in a way I feel jealous that you have someone to call you on every conditioned act but I also feel how difficult that could be, I'm not sure I would be strong enough.