As humans doing, we spend a great deal of our lives accumulating information, as if we only need to find that perfect piece of information to make everything right. Another belief, perspective, interpretation, opinion, and meaning. We will then have the life we’ve dreamed of!
We feel we need to establish the best “model” around which to build our “reality”. We want to find something to anchor ourselves to! Something neat and tidy, so we know when something fits our model and is to be accepted, or doesn’t, and needs to be rejected. So we can stay in control and feel secure…and our Mind loves doing this!
However, if we get quiet and still, we will discover it’s far more revealing to sincerely look at what we think is true, and see where it just might not be as true as we think.
The world is the way I tell myself it is, but how much of what we tell ourselves is really true?! By contemplating this, we get to satisfy our desire to get connected to something deeper, beyond our subjective thoughts, feelings, and judgements.
Who are we really? Not…Who do we think we are based on our own past memories, opinions of others, interpretations, beliefs, perspectives, and meanings we were given when we were young, and have accepted and adopted along the way.
This is all the “content” we put within a framework we call Bob, Sharon, or Jim. It all came from other people, and interpretations and meanings we assigned along the way. Could we have chosen other interpretations and meanings?!
So… Who are we... Really?
To answer that, we need to contemplate, “What is untrue about all those things we’ve held as absolutely true?” “Is what we believe really true?” “Is there a deeper connection to be made where the feeling of always being at odds with things, and feeling there’s something wrong here disappears?”
So looking at what is untrue gets us a lot closer to what is really true. Something deeper and in touch with our True Nature. Rather than just adding more “content”, we need to change the “context” through which we see our world.
As Anais Nin said, “We see the World the way we are, not the way it is.” Wayne Dyer agreed when he said, “Change the way you see the World, and you’ll change the World you see.”
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