Okay, I must say I have been finding a lot of faults with the so-called new agers. Consistently, I am being told that they are open-minded and tolerant. I must wholeheartedly disagree.
The question of emotion…
For instance, one of the things I keep running into is that one should suppress their anger and not let “negativity” control their lives. Okay, yes…I can understand how negativity is not the best thing in the world. I concede that. But what the hell is with suppressing emotions? Can we honestly have a dialogue if one party is judging you for being angry? If one supposedly tolerant individual has already closed their mind off to the reality of life?
Anger is a part of human nature. To deny it exists denies the very essence of humanity. I cannot condone this. I get angry, I get depressed; if you claim that this is a bad thing, you are denying humanity itself. Philosophers have argued this for centuries, the basic human nature.
There is a balance. You have love, and you have hate…and a gray area. Within this cycle are waning and waxing characteristics that do not define us as individuals. They are merely characteristics. To judge a person based on characteristics is disingenuous and dishonorable.
The “New World”
I keep hearing about this new world that is supposed to come about, where so-called enlightened souls will ascend. So what happens to the rest of the people? Does some evil entity leave them behind, place them in a hell? How does this differ significantly from organized religion? This question has never been answered when I press the question. Okay, you ascend. The earth becomes a heaven. What happens to the souls of the unenlightened? It is amazing, when you think about it. This philosophy does not differ from the rest of the control systems, in my opinion.
What the hell does this mean? Sounds rather elitist, in my opinion…which does NOT bother me in the least, mind you, but it bothers me that people push tolerance down your throat while claiming to be more enlightened. Guess what, folks…it isn’t tolerance. Not in the least. I always find it amusing to see people say we are all the same and then talk about enlightenment. News flash…we are not all the same. There are some that have some talents, others that do not. This is humanity. I accept it. Stephen Hawking is a hell of a lot smarter than me that is for sure!
This little rambling will probably tick a lot of people off. It is implied that there is a grand secret out there that others are not privy to, and only those with advanced knowledge can obtain it. Be a warrior of thought, get angry, and embrace your emotions! In the end, this movement is no better or worse than any other system on earth. The difference is that I can accept that!