‘When I see it, I will believe it.’ This is often the approach taken by so many when faced with new ideas, concepts or philosophies. Many seek ‘proof’. They are reluctant to accept anything outside of their everyday frame of reference. Especially things that have the potential to be impactful and shift the boundaries of everyday thinking.
This, together with the fear that accepting the path of spirituality comes with the rejection of everyday things which bring pleasure. There is a perception that to be truly spiritual, it requires losing attachment to material things. To some extent it does. But the fear comes when anticipating the loss.