Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner: Heresy makes for progress!

 

Heresy makes for progress!

Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner

This is pretty obvious: if we want progress, we need heresy. We need to question accepted truths. We need to go outside of how we and others think things are and should be.

One way to do this is to identify and question beliefs and underlying assumptions in society, and then see what opens up without these imagined boundaries.

And also to do the same with ourselves. What stressful or limiting beliefs and assumptions do I have? What do I hold as most obvious and given? What do I find when I question these? What’s possible for me when I see that these limits were imagined? What happens when I live from a place that’s free from them?

The other side of this is that the heresy, to be useful, needs to be grounded in reality, what works, kindness, and some wisdom.