It’s been a while since my last post here and I realized it’s time to update you guys about what’s happening in me. This will be a very short read, just to update you guys about the latest in me.
I got so busy building another niche website that I got no extra time left for blogging here in my personal blog. But since I value our relationship—our blogger-reader relationship—I think it’s not time to publish a quick post here.
Today, I’m gonna share about my recent post on Facebook and the reaction/s it received. You know, I have this passion of sharing motivational quotes on Facebook to inspire my almost 5,000 friends.
Here’s a screenshot of the quote that I posted that sparked the interesting conversation…
An Interesting Comment From A Young Man
I don’t know him personally, maybe I have added or sent him a friend request back when I was active in network marketing business. You know, those Facebook groups about online marketing where sometimes you are tempted to send a fellow member a friend request.
Now, it happened that this fellow’s mind is inclined to spiritual or religious topics.
In one of my posts about being fair with business dealings, he actively commented and even shared some texts in the Bible about God’s hate over oppression of the poor.
I checked on his profile and was amazed that at young age, he’s different from other young people out there who are just preoccupied with mobile phone games like Mobile Legends.
“This young man looks bright, and reads the Bible!”, that was my impression of him.
But sometimes, bright people have that propensity of becoming sarcastic. Maybe a show of wit.
What is New Age Spirituality?
Back to the comment, it was my first time to encounter the term “New Age Spirituality“.
To make sure that I understand correctly what the term means, and what the guy’s comment means, I checked on Google immediately and searched for the term.
Through some research, I learned that during the late 90’s there was a religious movement that swept across the United States which people referred to as “New Age Spirituality”.
People of same belief often gather in large numbers, either through seminars or conventions with a teacher promoting the concept, but without a central organization. And they don’t have a holy text like the Bible.
My mind was getting tired of the jargon used, the only thing that I remember is that, these are religious people who believe in God but also believe in theories like The Secret or Law of Attraction.
I don’t have time or energy for complicated explanations, I just wanted to get a picture of it, what does it mean.
Was It A Sarcastic Joke?
In the comments that followed, I explained that I just wanted to be positive as this world is saturated with negativity.
He did apologize.
I know that it is common among well-read individuals particularly those who read the Bible earnestly that they sometimes find it weird the principles laid out in videos like The Secret.
I, too, is only half-convinced of the video, maybe because I have not finished watching the video myself. I have watched only half of the video! Bored, I stopped watching and looked for other worthwhile things to do.
But don’t fanatically shut yourself off of the good things you can pick up from them. Just pick up the good things, and don’t believe the whole thing. That’s what I did.
I have nothing against the principles taught in The Secret, but the way they substitute the word “The Universe” to “God”, that doesn’t make sense to me. I feel like people are being swayed away from God.
In the principles taught in training or lessons inspired by New Age Spirituality, I’m sure you can find some good from them. And because of that, sometimes you cannot avoid using some of their lines as quotes especially in social media postings.
Sometimes, followers are easy to pick up. They can instantly get an impression that you are a believer of this or that. If you are like me, my advice is that, after posting something on Facebook, don’t go away offline. Come back and check the comments, and if there are things that need to be corrected, correct them ASAP.
Am I involved in New Age Spirituality? No. And I want to clarify that to avoid any wrong impression.
“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report … think on these things.” – Philippians 4:8