Albert Einstein once said, "If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." Many of the most forward thinkers in our world have been ridiculed for their ideas and for having the audacity to express them. Many, through their forward thinking, have actually contributed to the goodness in our world. It does not matter how famous we become, because not all of us are destined to become a Buddha. What matters is that we say what we think and know what we feel. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and they usually do. We can't let the ignorant masses stop the enlightened few.
If we are to become enlightened as a species, then we need to honour the enlightened teachers who have walked this earth before us. We all know now that the sun does not revolve around the earth, but oh, what a kerfuffle that caused in the world when it was first spoken! I thank my lucky stars for people like Galileo. Without folks like that in the world, we would still be quite primitive in our understandings of how the Universe operates. As it is, most of us still are quite primitive. The Quantum realities that are out there in the Universe and, yes, in our world, are still just beginning to be discovered. When we are able to look at these realities not so much with fear and suspicion as with excitement and curiosity, then we will be able to make gigantic leaps in our understandings.
Yes, some days I throw up my hands to the Universe and say, "Hey! Wait a minute! I'm just a little baby shaman here! Cut me some slack!", but those are only the days when I am feeling desperately human. When the desperation dies down, so does the feeling of being completely overwhelmed. Many, in their desperate human modality, use the old trick of skepticism and cynicism. That's just smoke and mirrors for the sole purpose of making the rest of us, hopefully, see their superiority, thus helping them to mask even further their own humongous fears. They try to belittle our original thoughts, our absurd thoughts, and thus make themselves more secure within. That security is an illusion. And when the reality cracks through, they are the ones left reeling from the sudden understanding that, if this absurd idea is actually true, then we now all have a responsibility to live by it. How inconvenient is that?!