Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Truth: It's Beyond Belief

by John Boodhansingh of Zero Mindfulness

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
--Carl Rogers

If you want the truth, you must release the belief that what you don’t know will be explainable in terms you already accept.

What the “truth” is doesn’t particularly matter for there are always greater truths and higher and wider perspectives.

It's just that, because belief creates perception, you'll only ever see higher and greater truths to the extent that you're free of the idea that what you now think you know is either an end in itself or a necessity to understanding what you don’t yet know.

At times you may have to learn a given thing in order to understand some other given thing, but many times it is essential to throw out what had been learned previously in order for the new to clarify.

To an ancient Grecian, a light bulb would be a miracle. The carrier of the light bulb would be considered godly. But there's neither miracle nor god. There’s merely ever-present electricity channeled through an appropriate medium that’s housed in glass.

The ancient Grecian could never understand the light bulb in terms of what he already knew.

In finance, spirituality, religion, history, astronomy, biology, or whatever, the same holds true: You may never be able to understand what is yet unknown to you by continuing to look at it in terms of what you think is true.

Simply give up your belief-attachments to all your imagined hows and whys and what-is-possible-and-what-is-nots—the very ones you now believe to be “the truth”—and you will begin seeing the deeper ways of life that have been in front of you all along.

...And of course, don't hold on to anything you learn too tightly because it's seeming validity is only relative to where you stand to look at it. It will change as you do.

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