Hello all. Today I want to discuss the effects of religion on society. The root word of re-li-gion means to rebind thyself to the past. As we travel on in this journey of life we must be mindful of the past, present and future, but not so singularly focused on one, or the other, that we loose sight of all three. The "Third eye" has often been spoken about in religion, popular culture and spirituality. It is the key to understanding the complexities of life in order to function properly. I'm not suggesting that you drop religion altogether, however I am saying that keeping an open mind to the vastness of the Universe is helpful in your plight of spiritual growth. As a former professor once told our class, "The mind is like a parachute. It works best when it is open."