They say you should know your limits and work within them. But how can you really know your limits unless you try to expand them?
Organized religion is organized crime, I do not adhere to any master or doctrine beyond my own individual perception. This would forsake my will in perspective confining dogma and the illusory security in conformity.
My “religion” is the ever expanding awareness of the universe and organism I inhabit, the various sensations of communion with my environment and those a part of it, yielding both painful and pleasurable experiences to reflect upon and refine my initiative. I am an appendage of “God”, the term used here simply as a convenience to summarizing this interlocking reality bound by cause and effect.
I wouldn’t refer to these as my “beliefs”, because this would highlight faith as the foundation for my perspective, whereas my process of education is the result of direct sensory experience with myself, my environment, and those a part of it.
Centuries of violent religious indoctrination’s led by ambitious deceivers have led to cultures that confuse obedience for morality, glorify repression, and disregard empathy in favor of adhering to the false promises of certain authority figures within religious hierarchy’s.
You suggest that this dynamic provides an essential security, despite the submission that it entails to an oppressive status quo, but those justifying submission speak on behalf of their own perceived incapacitates to cultivate change, striving to dignify submission through nationalism and various religious institutions.
This may be the “core of someone’s happiness” but it is at the expense of someone else’s suffering. One’s beliefs are not theirs alone, their influence will bleed out into all behavior and decisions. I do not owe my empathy to people who are actively oppressing me with their denial and conditioning. Change will indeed entail instability, but such is the fundamental process of all life; creation through destruction.
Do not blame your awareness in general. Understanding the various catalysts of oppression within your environment may initially cultivate an overwhelming anxiety, but this is the only path to transcendence. You can only change what you understand. Your intelligence is an essential survival mechanism, you mustn’t regard it as a burden.
Focus on expression rather than repression. Utilize the wisdom you’ve amassed to organize a strategy rather than assuming defeat. Take the inevitable risk that certain solutions entail, and utilize those consequences, even if less than ideal, as lessons for further refining your initiative.
You have to balance thought with action, observation with experimentation, lest you remain disconnected from an inspiring intimate connection with the world and those a part of it.
Find motivation for transcendence, in the agony of lying upon your deathbed looking back upon a life of squandered potential. You are not a passive observer condemned to mourn your submission. You are only the tragedy that you consent to.