Anonymous
In a lot of your answers you say we should all embrace each other and accept each other as we are because we are all connected. And you also imply a moral of 'stay true to your emotions.' What I'm getting at is, what would you do if, if you've ever, hated someone so much that you refuse to even think of the possibility that you two are alike or connected through some sort of phenomena?


liberatingreality:

I am very familiar with the experience of passionately hating someone, though I have since adjusted my perspective to not assume others will match me in my innate empathy.

It would be wishful thinking to assume that the awareness of interconnection entails indiscriminate acceptance toward individuals, or more specifically, their behavior.  Judgment is a response to our psychological filtration system that dictates what we should or should not accept in regards to phenomena that may or may not be good for our well being.  We may be connected, and while this is indeed cause for celebration, we are individual as organisms, and we should not subject ourselves to the destructive behavior of others, lest we grant power to those who utilize it irresponsibly.




Anonymous
Do you believe in God?


liberatingreality:

The concept of “God” is ultimately nothing more than a metaphor generalizing all cosmic phenomena, universal laws, and innate potential we all possess to refine ourselves and expand.  The omnipotent being asserted by various religions with all of his irrational desires, was an illusion created to fulfill the desires of those creating him.  Stripped of all of the fear based religious dogma, we know “God” to the extent that we are present in Reality, and thus to the extent that we know ourselves.



"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

   — Albert Einstein (via purplebuddhaproject)