Are you looking for the truth?
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but the truth is a lot closer than you think. In fact, there exist many truths! We humans, aliens, fairies alike, all here to fill in the blank spaces that are reflected from our deepest selves in order to figure out what we truly want to BE!
What in the world?? Allow me to break this down.
For the longest while, we have relied on our environment to teach us the ways of life. We have learned about morality, structures, nurture and nature, yet we still have so many questions! Life doesn’t come with a manual!
It’s not supposed to! We are the manual!
Perception is not just about taking in what the world gives you. It’s also about what you want to create, learn, and teach from your own imagination and psyche. The world of nurturing is here to give you key insights to choose from! It is up to you to internalize these pieces of information, and determine if they will be a part of your truth, so that you can add from your own mind to fulfill this idea. Once you have an idea or belief internalized, you then externalize it to see how the world responds to it.
Your truth is not my truth… and that’s okay.
Think about some of the most dangerous leaders of human history. How did they gain so much power? How did they make some of the worst decisions for humanity? They created their own truth, and they externalized it. They were shunned by a large part of the world. Yet, they were praised by some!
I’m not saying that all truths are great perspectives. I’m simply saying that you have the power to create your own truth! Do not allow the social paradigms to tell you there is only one way. “Their truth” says that there’s only one way.
In the novel 1984, the protagonist went against the grain in search of “the truth”, understanding that he can feel things beyond the daily trajectories of his life. He went so far as to “hide” from big brother. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful, as he was later on reconditioned to be a “civilized” human stock of a society that continued to warp the truth through the media, political propaganda, and even… language! According to this novel, if you can limit the words a person can express, then you can also limit the way they think and share ideas.
I went hiking a few days ago and encountered a very nice old man who stopped me to tell me about the teachings of the Christian Bible. I personally enjoy listening to varying truths that people have based on their beliefs, because I feel like information, (even a tiny resonating sentence in a prolonged speech) can make a difference in my life. Living in the south however, I encounter a lot of people who want to tell me about their Christian beliefs and aim to convert me, assuming that I’m just not happy with what I believe in. To anyone reading this, I am a pagan, and I despise it when people want to convert me into a religion for many reasons that I won’t waste explaining today. After indulging in this conversation, I then shared a piece of my truth, and explained to this man how important it is for his beliefs to be a piece of the truth in this society. After listening to my piece of truth, his feathers ruffled some, and he told me my perceptions were wrong, and why there is only one way to live. This seems to be a very prominent trait in some religious people.
That needs to stop.
I won’t tell you that your truth is wrong if your truth helps you to sleep at night, and smile in the day. And I definitely won’t tell you how important it is for YOU to convert to my truth! We’re all diverse in our minds for a reason. Own your diversity! Your unique mental state will help us to understand our role in this world much more!
Sharp words hurt. It would be best for us to be able to avoid such a situation, but the universe has an interesting way to teach us. Whether or not you perceive this situation as a person invading your emotional state, or a flaw you can now learn from, you are creating a truth in your life that will help you to understand the world you live in at the moment. Truth is relative. That means you may grow out of that truth and find another truth that will help you to live a little easier. So what!
A manual for life does not exist because it is your job to give life power from your own perceptions, even if it’s different.
Your truth is your business! The truths of other people are lessons for you to choose from. Choose your truth, and hold it closely. Never forget that we are always learning from one another and ourselves.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”- Aristotle