A simple but sincere seeker of a higher level of
personal spiritual development somehow came under
the influence of a spirit guru whose understanding
of life seemed to be …
What do you mean by “seemed to be”?
Perhaps I don’t yet know what the limits of my own
understanding of life really are.
How is it possible not to know your own limits?
Perhaps I’ve been socially conditioned to accept less
of myself and my capacity for thought than possibly
Why would that have happened?
Not necessarily through the failure of anyone’s intent
to teach me, unless …
Parents and early educators usually seek to serve the best
interests of the community when teaching children what
to think and how to relate to their world.
Wouldn’t it be in the best interests of the community
for children to be taught as much about life as they
Perhaps the natural or conditioned limits of understanding
of parents and early educators in itself restricts what they
can pass on to the younger generation in their care.
Yes, but there is always conscious intent to limit awareness
in the minds of children.
If so, that intentional limitation could have survival value.
For whom, or what, how, and why?
Perhaps it is as food.
In what way?
We feed babies on very soft foods that they can easily
digest and only gradually introduce food that requires
a more developed digestive system.
What has that to do with intentionally limiting a child’s
Teachers and parents can only teach what they know …
Or what they believe is safe for the children to know?
How can children be endangered by knowledge?
Perhaps not the children themselves.
Then, whom or what?
Every society that exists can only maintain its present
way of life by gently, or otherwise, enforcing rules
on everyone within that society, including children.
But, societies evolve and transcend over time, as
new ideas and new ways of living become available.
Yes, but as eager as young people, and some others
may be to adapt and change, there is always repression
of adaptation and change by those who might lose
their positions of power within society.
That could be a healthy condition.
Survival needs of individual societies might depend
upon at least some control by leaders, teachers,
and parents, of the degree and type of change that
seems to be happening.
Yes. There are always reasons for suppression.
Is it necessarily suppression?
Suppression sounds so deliberate and intentional.
Could it not just be resistance to change that might
threaten the rules of order of the society in question?
Or the power of those who benefit from the current rules?
That, of course, would always be part of any dynamic
interaction between the past and the desired future.
So, what’s the solution?
A peaceful transition from what was to what might yet be?
Yes. There is no peaceful way.
Winner takes all?
Parents and early educators serve the best interest