When I was first introduced to the Neothink Society I was very skeptical of the ideas and teachings from within the literature. However I kept an open mind to the ideas and began doing my own research into the alternative view points within the society. The concept of becoming ones own authority seemed to be the fundamental premise to all of the teachings within NT. This took me aback in the profound nature of this simple concept and how it relates to freedom, independence, and real happiness. But why was it necessary to revoke “conventional wisdom” in order to truly become ones own authority? Why were the established teaching to be so inherently flawed that they would need to be abandoned to become truly free and happy? That was a hard pill for me to swallow.
At first I started to slowly implement the intellectual and analytical tools that NT teaches into my everyday life. Using them to analyze the nature of everyday things happening around me. To my surprise just like the literature said, I started to become conscious of things that had previously gone on without my knowing. Like a fog of ignorance was disintegrating all around me, yet most others were still lost in. I remember the old saying “Knowledge is Power” but never before was this so obvious.
So I started to research the ideologies that I had been subject to all my life and see how well they held up to things like logic, contradiction, plausibility, possibility, historical accuracy, and other forms of rational measure. I was surprised to find out how quickly and thoroughly they fell apart. I realized that concepts like blind faith, and beliefs within various organizations were mental crutches designed to disable people from reaching their fully conscious potential. The more pieces I put together and the more angels I viewed it from the more I understood it painted a vastly different picture than what had appeared previously.
NT offered me no easy answers, no final conclusion, security blankets, or neural pacifier. Quite the opposite. It removed those things, disabling them from inhibiting my growth. What’s more is that it has stimulated me to develop cognitive abilities to see things from an advanced perspective that no other system would have afforded me. I know longer have to submit to a fear of that which I do not understand, but rather be excited by it. With that so much more has become possible.
The journey into this realm of understanding has not been an easy or uneventful one. But no journey worth taking is, and I can no more go back to my old beliefs than I can return into my mothers womb.