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Matt, hello. I have lived long enough to gauge the environment that I live in. The socio-political and religious environment is all about influence, which I unfortunately learned about during the three decades since such questions came to my mind. I was informed, preached to, tested, and of course judged by the environments of which I volunteered my time and place. To what end? Just to find out that I had some soul-searching to do.
Today, it IS about self-preservation. I have had some long time to evaluate my existence. I work for a living. I have a three-year tenure here on GHMB. That's not very long, but I have learned more than what I have shared.
It is easy to listen to reason, but when the cause is personal, it gets dicey when one has to re-evaluate one's business in life. It is absolutely true that the answers are within you to bring you to a new level of life. You wiil know what you decipher within your own life.
Best hopes for your journey.
Mind and matter are eternally the same