It would seem we live in a world that lives for the future, in a constant state of becoming, rather than what really matters, being.
From the sale of indulgences to the Jonestown Massacre the point of the message brought forth by Abraham, Moses, and, Jesus has been terribly warped through the ages. This is not a phenomenon of Christianity, Islam, or, Buddhism alone. In fact, none of the 3 are immune to having their perspective flags planted in antithetical soil.
... (The) Dharma is a guide not a set of directions. We are furthering an ethos not assembling IKEA furniture.
Gate-keeping for those unfamiliar with the term is one of the more sad, quasi elitist sentiments that spout form the "experts" that exist in every type of trend and hobby imaginable
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and compassion.
Try to remember that what you’re after is not a natural mode of operation for your brain so remain patient.
If your faith is what has you doing good in the world, share that.