Thursday, May 30, 2019

Of Truth and Belief, Perception and Reality

by John Boodhansingh of Zero Mindfulness

There is something in us that inherently recognizes truth.


Granted, truth is relative.

Firstly, truth is whatever we imagine it to be.

Life provides us with experience, we create beliefs of “what is true” about this experience, and then, because belief acts as a filter of perception, life appears to us to continually validate our beliefs as correct.

Each one of us carries a different set of ideas as to “what is true,” and so each one of us perceives life differently.

We carry these beliefs of perceived truth until we choose to let go of them.

Secondly, there are always higher truths.

For instance, at the urging of Big Advertising, Big Meat, and a few other Big Idiots, the majority of people in the US (and I’m sure elsewhere) eat copious amounts of meat and ingest high levels of protein-laden snacks and supplements. These people are enchanted by the belief—i.e.: the imagined truth—that, “I need a lot of protein to support my well-being.”

Sadly, we’ve been seriously misinformed and brainwashed. There’s no research to support the beneficial claims of high-protein (especially animal protein) diets. Would people actually do the research and pay closer attention to their bodies, they would see how high-protein diets are dramatically raising their risk of numerous diseases and adversely affecting their mental and emotional states. With a little effort, people would see the higher truth that, “A lot of protein does not support my well-being.”

Life is an onward and upward evolution. We need the truths of today to serve us today, for better or for worse, yet we must let go of these truths in order to reach an improved tomorrow.

All the While...

Despite the fact that our beliefs filter from our conscious awareness what is contrary to them, we still have some level of awareness of when something is more true or less true than what we already believe.

I don’t mean that if someone came to us and poured out all the secrets of the universe that we’d suddenly see all our contrary beliefs as false and the new concepts as the higher truths they are. This would be way too much, way too fast.

But we do recognize these 3 types of truths:
  1. truths that we’re ready for,
  2. truths that are one level up from the truths we currently hold, and
  3. truths that any of our senses make “obvious.”

Truths We Recognize, Type 1

We recognize truths that we’re ready for.

We’re ready for what we’re ready for, and when it arrives we accept it. We have nothing internal that causes resistance upon contact with it, so we quickly make it our own.

Imagine a work manager who treats his employees like slime but always becomes Mr. Friendly when customers are around.

The workers believe the guy deserves to be shot and, due to this belief, have made themselves particularly aware of all the nasty things he does. On the other hand, the customers who don’t know any better, who don’t have any beliefs saying that Mr. Friendly is a dickbrain, see Mr. Friendly’s amiability and create a belief to say that he’s a nice guy.

Easy-peasy is it for the customers to create a positive belief about the manager since they’ve nothing to resist such a belief, but very difficult would it be to change any of the workers’ minds that Mr. Friendly is naught but a sack of maggots.

Truths We Recognize, Type 2

We recognize truths that are one level up from the truths we currently hold.

Humans are slow-to-change, often stubborn creatures that when pushed too quickly to change, even when willing, tend to get overwhelmed easily. Sometimes significant changes happen very quickly and unexpectedly and everything works out fine, but most of the time quick shifts hurt us.

Life is well aware of this and so our movement onward and upward is usually made quite gradual.

Any next-level truth is relative to where we, as individuals, are in the present and where we’re meant to go next.

Some time ago I’d heard about a girl who was grossly overweight and had a terrible diet. She’d gone on a hiking trip and she got so sick of her condition that she flipped like an on/off light switch and decided to become a high-carb, low-fat (HCLF) vegan. She lost tons of weight, felt a thousand times better, and began helping others to do the same.

This girl’s next level truth (at least one of them) might have been something like, “There’s a better life for me right now, and HCLF veganism is the way to go.”

All the while, someone else in a similar condition could be more like a dimmable light switch, and maybe they would lean instead toward a high fat, low-carb (HFLC) diet. For this person, it might be over the course of months that they gradually learn about and change their diet and improve their well-being proportionally.

(To note, I mention HCLF and HFLC diets because mid-carb, mid-fat diets, especially with gobs of protein, more or less always lead to disease.)

We recognize and only need to recognize our individually unique next-level truths.

Truths We Recognize, Type 3

We recognize truths that any of our senses make “obvious.”

This one is touchy because what our senses pick up objectively is interpreted (i.e.: perceived) very subjectively due to our beliefs.

Yet there are things that happen in which, although the witnesses do very clearly see the truth, the internal distortions of the witnesses inhibit their ability to consciously, acceptingly see what is obviously right in front of them.

For example, consider the Pentagon attack on 9/11. The official story is that it was hit by a Boeing 757.

But tell me please, of what could be seen of the wreckage…
  • Where was the plane? Any piece of shrapnel whatsoever? It’s simply not possible for the whole plane to have absolutely “vaporized” as claimed.
  • Where were the wings? A distant edge of them? An accordioned, pancaked strip of them? Should they not have sheared off as the body of the plane supposedly went straight in through the building’s various layers, especially through the "heavily fortified" outer wall?
  • Why weren’t there any lengthy indentations in the outer wall of the building as though wings had hit it?
  • At the horizontal angle as shown in the Pentagon’s one, super grainy security camera video and also at the horizontal angle of the round hole through the layers of the building, how is it possible that the supposed plane didn’t disrupt any traffic whatsoever on the nearby freeway nor rip down any utility poles or lines as it arrived at such a direct, horizontal angle while moving 350 miles per hour and necessarily nearly touching the ground immediately prior to impact?

There are soooo many discrepancies in the official story, but I’m only noting a few things that are a given based on US mainstream media footage. These are things that we had all seen on the news that day and can still see in recordings exactly as they had been. No one needs to be an aeronautical engineer or architect or conspiracy theorist, and no deeper research has to be done to realize that the official story is bogus.

Everyone had seen the obvious on 9/11: a building that showed zero evidence of a humungous plane having hit it at an incredibly high rate of speed and a very low angle. But due to contrary beliefs and our trust of the “authoritative” media’s and government’s narrative, few of us have ever allowed the obvious truth to became conscious.

The truth has been right before us. The intense reactivity and defensiveness that a great many people put up when this is suggested to them is the telltale sign: there is knowing, but the belief-fortifications against it are very, very strong.

It’s a Choice

The subconscious picks up astronomically high numbers of sensory inputs every moment of our lives. Yet we only consciously perceive a minute fraction of these.

Much of this data is filtered out simply because it’s largely irrelevant to us and we’d die due to stimuli overload in a matter of .0002 seconds were we suddenly aware of it all.

Still, what we’re capable of being consciously aware of is fantastically greater than what we’re all consciously aware of currently. What filters out most of this data from our conscious awareness is our beliefs: our imagined truths about “what is” and “what is not,” about “what can and cannot be.”

For they who don’t wish to know the reality of life in all its wonders and horrors (they’re inseparable, by the way), lots of limiting beliefs are the perfect medication.

For we who want to know ever higher truths, we must make the choice to release our beliefs about “how life is.” Beliefs are, after all, little more than a self-security mechanism for the ego: “If I believe [this], it will appear true to me, and then I can then say, ‘I know [this],’ and feel protected from the infinite uncertainty of life.”

Reality just is, so we don’t need to create any beliefs about it. We simply have to release our imagined truths, the very ideas which cause us to perceive “what isn’t,” in order for us to see “what is.”

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