Why Spiritual People Might Be Wrong?

In this article, I aim to provide a new perspective on spiritual individuals and their potential cognitive distortions regarding reality.

Let’s delve into the potential weaknesses of spiritual people. While I believe that spirituality is an important aspect of a holistic philosophical reality, we should also consider certain factors.

Reality Problems

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Spiritual people may sometimes live in their own reality, creating a space where they can feel safe and protected from harm, similar to an excessive anime watcher or gamer.

While such coping strategies may be effective and widely accepted, the reality they create for themselves may be more authentic than that of mainstream society.  However, it is important to recognize that these psychological coping mechanisms might be related to underlying insecurity.

What Are Some Common Beliefs Held by Spiritual People?

  1. A higher power or energy that connects all living things.
  2. An afterlife or reincarnation.
  3. The power of meditation and mindfulness to improve well-being.
  4. The ability to manifest one’s desires through positive thinking and visualization.
  5. The importance of personal growth and self-awareness.
  6. The idea is that everyone has a purpose or mission in life.
  7. The importance of love and compassion as guiding principles.
  8. The sanctity of nature and the environment.
  9. The interconnectedness and interdependence of everything in the universe.
  10. The existence of angels, spirit guides, or other entities that offer guidance and support.

Don’t get me wrong, because I believe that the benefits of understanding the holistic aspects of life need spiritual knowledge. However, it’s important not to confuse them with reality as we experience it or with what you are currently reading. on

Not All Spiritual Things are Supported By Science or Observable Truth

When we talk about the concept of observable truth(science), spiritual people often question, “how can we know if what we see is truly real, and how do you know?”.

Regardless, the problem isn’t necessarily about arguing this topic, as there may be new dimensions we will discover, which we may explore through our own experiences, emotions, or scientific exploration.

The argument often involves the question of spiritual people when we argument about observable truth that comes, “How do you know the truth?” to dismiss opposing views and leave the question of reality open.

Interestingly, even as we read this text, we are utilizing technology – the creation of fact-centered, materialistic individuals – and may consider technology to be a kind of spiritual leader. Similarly, the internet has facilitated spiritual connections despite its origins in fact-centered development. Right? Like magic.

Related: The Problem Law Of Attraction & What’s In Reality

Accept the Observable Facts Like “Hell”

Observable facts have helped our species thrive in dangerous environments and survive.

For example, even exoteric practices, such as Taoists, observe animal behavior and use it to create practices like tai chi chuan, qigong, and other exoteric meditations for longevity and health.

Most ancient meditation practices, elements, and symbols are derived from observable facts in the natural world.

Observable facts are approved by science and knowledge, not the unknown—another example of internet technology. The internet, as we previously discussed, is a spiritual leader on its own, or it should be, right?

It helps connect us in ways that traditional spiritual leaders cannot. While some spiritual things might happen worldwide, they are not as reliable as the internet.

Therefore, we should get, love, and care for observable truth and human nature through sociology, philosophy, and biology.

As Homo sapiens, our prefrontal cortex is more developed than other species, allowing us to use it for future planning to counter overactive amygdala (fear center) activation. First and foremost, we need to connect our body and mind, optimize it through sleep, eat healthy quality foods, and reduce amygdala activation and cognitive distortions through lifestyle changes before spiritual knowledge.

No matter how spiritual and ideological you have, we heard that people”mostly” tend to be addicted to simply enjoyment coming from dopamine and are thrilled by intimacy.

We Love Power And Talked About Exoterism

Our animal part also “love” the power. Power is also important because it feels “safety” as a human.

We have discussed the concepts of “spirituality” and “soul,” but it’s important to recognize that many spiritual people may also seek out a “strong father figure” for protection, and to depend on. I have observed that this is a common craving among spiritual individuals.

This too much dependency may be rooted in fear-center amygdala activation, lack of childhood support, or trauma, or it may be driven by a need to feel safe and secure, which is a primitive instinct. As a result, this dependence can distort their spiritual perspective by reinforcing their fears.

It’s crucial to remember that our emotional needs or desires should not distort spiritual knowledge. Rather, it should be a tool for self-awareness and growth.

Again, spiritual people should deeply understand biological human primitive needs as well as neurological things(Neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin melatonin), desires(feeling safe, intimacy, and family roles), and so on.

This will not detract from our spirituality. Instead, it will reduce fear and help us connect more deeply with life, provide logical explanations for the things we argue, and give us some kind of authenticity.


Not Minimize The Facts You Have Been Experience

Investing in knowledge, philosophy, and science is much more impactful and disciplined than spiritual knowledge. People use this knowledge to help cultivate society in the modern age. (I know, some people used it for political purposes)

Most exoteric knowledge is not widely accepted, has conflicting information, and is often attributed to unknown authors.

Interestingly, much of the spiritual knowledge discovered in archaeological excavations and scientific research is found in universities.

Law Of Attraction Not Works As You Think

Spiritual people often see themselves as “reality creators” with just the “law of attraction”; even when it may not be true, the law of attraction might work for them.

The success or “manifestation” is not with the “law of attraction” itself but how it can become an obsession the target-oriented you are.

You can not just take the “law of attraction works” examples and say “it works”; how about the people who never experience the benefits of the law of attraction around the world? Even they might have a more meditative state(better brain waves and visualization skills) than you.

And if you focus on your desires every day, write them down, and visualize them, it can increase the possibility of achieving your goal. It’s nothing like law of attraction. This is like self-hypnosis and can be a useful tool for motivation and success. However, it’s important not to ignore the reality of the situation.

Many spiritual people believe that the law of attraction is the ultimate truth, but even if it were, how many people do you know who have visualized and desired success but haven’t achieved it? Many people use visualization techniques, especially in the East, yet not everyone achieves their desired outcome.

The question is, can all people who desire money or a certain life actually achieve it even if they have an obsessive visual and desire it? There are many factors at play.

For example, just imagine one man may use the law of attraction to attract a beautiful woman.

Also, imagine there are also beautiful women using the law of attraction to attract either rich or poor but honest men. In this case, the honest man is unsurprisingly attracted by the beautiful woman, not the man himself.

On the other hand, the first man who used the law of attraction to attract women may not have been successful.

Another problem with the law of attraction is that when we desire to attract something, we tend to assume that “it might be great if I attract it.” But how do we know if the desire we want to attract is good for us? Is there any filter for that? Or, how do we know that this attraction is good for others? Isn’t it egocentric?

Okay, I know it might be complex, but instead of relying on things like the “law of attraction,” let’s focus on optimizing our intellect level. This means taking care of our sleep, health, and body.

Rather than focusing on the law of attraction, investing in knowledge, philosophy, and science is a more disciplined and effective approach. These fields are geared towards cultivating society in the modern era.

Moreover, most spiritual knowledge has been discovered through university archaeological excavations and scientific research, despite the fact that much of it is not widely known or may be in conflict with existing knowledge.


This article provides an alternative perspective on spiritual people or those interested in spiritual knowledge and wisdom.

Personally, I am a big fan of Taoism and some aspects of Sufism when it comes to philosophy and other aspects of life. Practices such as gratitude, meditation, fasting, and journaling, all rooted in spiritual knowledge, have been found to be beneficial for us. Even some traditional practices that science has discovered are not bad, in fact, they are great.

However, this does not give us the right to disregard the reality we experience, no matter how accurate spiritual knowledge may be.


I teach people about the biohacks and science of optimizing their health and performance. I like to write about Philosophy, Biohacks, Supplements, and Spiritual information supported by science.

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