Originally Posted by Reefs
Maybe society rejects you because you reject society? Society is a concept only anyway. There are only individuals. You will experience your own distortions.
You are right, reefs. I could have been clearer.
There was a time when I felt like the outcast of society. This was the time when I was the most intolerant of other's beliefs, and so I created that in my life.
Now, I embrace any belief system, because I know that they are all essentially flawed and limited—mere concepts that point to the Divine, but cannot embrace it entirely. My path recently has been to drop all concepts but in so doing I recognize the usefulness of concepts to others on the path, no matter if that concept is Catholicism, Protestant Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, or even new-age philosophy.
Now that I am more open, I find that I am seldom rejected for my beliefs; in fact I can't remember the last time it happened. If I tell someone, they are generally intrigued or even rather interested to learn more and to even let me help them.
So I guess the first advice to anyone who fears rejection is to say to stop rejecting yourself and stop rejecting others on the same basis.