This is my 6 month old kitten. He’s eating the 120# German shepherds breakfast. The shepherd is pouting about it, but has accepted as his truth that cats are dominant. To be fair, I think the GSD loves this white flood as much as I do. But my point is that truth is relative to the person who’s telling it.
Yes. There are some truths in life that are actually facts. But the rest of the truths in our lives are really just our truth. Our truth colored by the lenses of our past and our perspective on that day.
I felt compelled to write about this after reading comments on Facebook. We have become so steadfast in our truths that we fail to see we are in dysfunction. We think that someone else is lying or fake or stupid if their truth isn’t exactly the same as ours.
In the worst cases people are basically saying the same thing, but have narrowed their minds so much that their truth is so narrow that they can’t see they are arguing over nothing.
When we narrow our view so much that we can’t see other people’s truth, without feeling threatened, we close ourselves off to natural energy exchanges. When this happens life gets harder and our narrow mindedness seems to be validated.
If you are feeling like everyone is against you, I challenge you to take a step back and ask yourself a few questions.
1) Are they truly arguing with my point?
2) Does their perspective threaten or strengthen my views?
a) if it threatens it, why?
b) if it strengthens it, why?
3) How does this change in my perspective affect me personally?
4) Will I remember or care in two hours?
5) Does my perspective allow for a wide range of life styles to sync to it?**
**can people from all walks of life understand and follow the adamant position you are taking. If yes, sweet you can make a difference, if not, step back and try to think of ways to adapt your perspective (let’s say if clean eating) to allow for a NY studio apartment dweller to take away info from your MT sprawling ranch life.
So. My homework assignment for myself (and you) is to read the comments on a topic you don’t resonate with. Something that takes you out of your comfort zone. And ask yourself why you are uncomfortable. You may be surprised at what you discover.