The Rise of Professional Life Coaches Over Religious Holy Men or Babas

For centuries, religious leaders have held sway over the hearts and minds of people across the world. Societies progress based on religious guidelines, and this helps civilizations to grow. We learn to live for each other, set rules to build better societies and cultures all based on the religious guidelines. That all seems required and justified in the early civilizations but with time religion was taken over by a group of people who started using it as their profession and misused the religious terminologies to add trepidation and then offering remedies to control that same trepidation and fear.

So, it seems true that since the dawn of civilization, religions has largely been responsible for guiding societies towards progress and unity. Nevertheless, as time passed, those who lead religiously have started reversing the impact; using religious jargon to manipulate people. As a result, their authority over generations has had both positive and negative ramifications in our world today.

From providing spiritual guidance to blessing their devotees’ endeavors, the Babas (holy men) were once the go-to source of advice and comfort. However, in recent years, professional speakers and life coaches have begun to take over the role of religious people around the world. It’s not wrong to say that life coach professionals are winning out over religious holy men.

The primary reason these professional coaches are overtaking religious institutions and holy men is that they offer more practical solutions of the problem in life than traditional religious figures. We cannot say that their advice is any less spiritual, but it just tends to be more focused on helping people navigate their everyday lives. Professional speakers can provide valuable insights into how best to manage relationships, advance one’s career, or make tough decisions.

Another factor contributing to the rise of professional speakers over religious babas is that professional speakers often come with a degree of credibility that many traditional religious figures cannot match. While some may have achieved some level of fame through books, social media or live seminars or workshop appearances, most are highly educated professionals who are respected by their peers for their knowledge and experience in their respective fields. This lends an additional layer of authority to their advice which appeals to those seeking reliable counsel on various life matters.

So, these days, it appears clear that professional speakers and life coaches are fast becoming the new go-to sources for advice and guidance around the world—replacing traditional religious holy men or babas who once held sway over millions of people’s lives.

However, the professional coaches do have the gray area of operations and may blur the lines of morality and the line between fact and fiction especially when:

  • They also try to mix up the religious myths in their remedies and try to use the advantage of religious belief of their followers/guide seekers to make a lasting impression.
  • Professional coaches design their courses in a way that guide seeker must keep on paying for long term, off course they are businessman and wanted the seeker to keep on paying for their services.

I am not saying all religious holy men, or all professional coaches has corrupt motive, but one need to be incredibly careful while seeking the guidance from them. It’s the individual’s choice and should be the individual’s decision that how much guidance one should take and till how long. It ultimately falls on us as individuals to discern how much support from outside sources will benefit us and we should recognize our own power to steer ourselves in life’s journey.

When we seek counsel, there are always inherent risks of being taken advantage of. From religious holy men to professional coaches and mentors, one must be extra vigilant in evaluating the motives behind their advice before following it blindly – a decision that ultimately rests on our own shoulders.

Blindly faithing someone or surrendering to an individual who so ever it is not a right choice, especially in this materialistic era.

Trust should not be given without careful consideration in our fast-paced, materialistic world. Hurriedly pledging allegiance to someone carries great risks and can result in disastrous consequences.


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