A Narrow-Minded View
WE ARE ONLY AWARE OF THE PERSON WE THINK WE ARE… the physical self that we recognize as being ‘ME’… our name, our body, our personality, our individuality. But, as mankind evolves, we are beginning to discover that this view is very narrow-minded… that there is much more to us than just our physicality.
So how then can we fully realize who we truly are? We must begin by looking within our own minds. Whatever we do, we mustn’t believe anything from an outside source, no matter how plausible it may seem. Believing someone else’s opinions or beliefs immediately stops us from ever finding out for ourselves.
It’s the same with going to church, which is okay in itself; the problem is when we believe what the preacher is saying. Religious theology may contain some truths but it is so hidden in rhetoric that it is very difficult to find.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions.
Their lives a mimicry. Their passions a quotation.~ Oscar Wilde
Certainly listen, read and digest the meaning of what any person, religious or otherwise is trying to convey but we must always allow ourselves the freedom to decide for our self what our own truth might be, otherwise we’ll become stuck in a quagmire of ignorance and continued reliance on someone else’s opinions, not our own.
Learning who we truly are is made a lot easier when we realize that there is something within us that already knows, so it’s not so much that we need to learn anything, rather we need to remember what we already know but have temporarily forgotten.
We might say to ourselves, ‘What’s that got to do with me? I have no interest in anything like that.’ We are all destined to learn (or remember)… it can be in this lifetime or it may take quite a few more lifetimes, but eventually we will fully understand who we truly are, both physically and spiritually… so why not start right now?..
Dan’s Quote:– “One of the purposes of higher truth is to make
_______________us feel something we did not feel before.”
Header picture: A perfect winters day in Marlo, ‘Gippsland’ Victoria, Australia.