Begin with the fact that beliefs are the rocks of our inner environment . . .
We come to learn that while they keep us stable and standing on our own two feet, we are equally un-inclined to leave them for fear of falling or stumbling. Our deepest fear, of course, is the inclination for those on the periphery of our immediate surroundings toabandon their rocks in search of unknown environments. We are quite well informed as to the dangers of new landscapes and the denizens which may live there. Perhaps we need tolearn first that these landscapes may contain challenges, and with each landscape comes two added benefits. The first is that a pioneer learns new things about themselves that they would never have learnt if they’dheld on to the rocks of beliefs to which they were always attached. The second is that each environment comes with soulutions©, adjustments in thought, and the expansion of personal knowledge from challenges that allow denizens or fearsto be met with confidence.
The challenge for any spiritual teacher is to convince students that stepping off the rocks of belief will not necessarily terminate them, but could offer change and delight in new knowledge of the Self.
In the templates of the inner mind, this is what these oases of beliefs look like:
The rocks of belief are comfortable and safe; they are equally dangerous and accommodating. It is understandable that a human would seek comfort, safety and security, but when these are the only means of growth, the rocks have become a prison.