It’s because we’re so attached to our own limited ideologies that we fail to look at the whole. When we come to accept an ideology as the sole truth, when other people’s facts contradict our beliefs no matter how plausible those ideologies are, we fail to take off the blindfold.
Even when the facts or new facts contradict our current beliefs and we are feeling threatened, we’re still not prepared to remove the blindfold.
But just imagine how big the world becomes when we’re willing to shift our ideology past our own personal beliefs. It’s a big world out there, it’s important we learn about it. Removing the blindfold allows us to engage unconditionally to what’s beyond our own four walls and that allows for emotional and spiritual growth.
We’re telling the world we’re open to possibilities beyond what we think we know and that says a lot about us. But whilst the blindfold is on, we’re not choosing to look inwards at our thought process and that has the potential to set the events of a negative cycle in motion.
Through the blindfold that’s permanently fixed, we’re conditioning ourselves to self-limiting beliefs without looking for further explanation. When we take the blindfold off and we’re looking at our lives, we’re more likely to see its flaws and put that down to bad luck, and other people’s behaviour, rather than accept we have self-limiting beliefs.
Those in itself are false ideologies, but I have seen how life goes when views are based on self-limiting ideologies and where we’re not willing to think about or consider other people’s points of view.
So, if the ideology you’re working from has been there for far too long and your life isn’t taking shape, or how you want to be, remember to take the blindfold off.