Don’t Get Stuck In Concepts (They Are All Just Pointers Towards Truth)
Perceive everything as merely concepts until you actually live them.
Until something rings true to us on a deeper level, I think it’s important to keep moving and not get stuck in any concepts at all. And even then, I’ll say: keep moving. Nothing on thought-level is True.
There has been beliefs in my own life that I have really truly believed in, but nevertheless, they don’t resonate with me at all anymore.
Concepts are nothing but opinions and beliefs, and most of all: They are Pointers.
To be willing to look at things with open minds and hearts keeps us alive and fresh, while becoming a fundamentalist makes us rigid and frankly, in my opinion; obnoxious! 😀
I’m sure we have all met people who are so steadfast in what they perceive as being true that they will not even hear your point of view out.
No one holds the ultimate truth!
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense” ~Buddha
Whatever you think; be open to the opposite being (someones else’s) truth as well.
For myself; I love challenging my mind with self inquiry such as “Is it really true? How do I know it’s really true? Could the opposite be true as well..?”.
The mind hasn’t got a chance when we begin question it!:-)
Question and doubt what you believe, because remember; beliefs are only thoughts we keep thinking.
And how reliable are thoughts anyway? Not much. The only thing that never changes is the Truth.
Beliefs, ideals and concepts are merely thoughts about something held as truth, but as long as there is thought involved, there can be no truth. Thoughts change, while truth doesn’t.
Although I know of people that holds fast so tightly to what they perceive to be the truth because they have invested so much in holding that image up, that it had become difficult for them to let go. Even though it doesn’t resonate with them deeply anymore.
Everything we stumble upon through life are pointers towards our freedom, but I would say that staying with one is the same as becoming spiritually numb and stagnant and it only prevents us from expansion on every level and will only make us miserable. Fast.
There has been times in my own life, especially I remember when I started to loose interest in giving Reiki healing to people.
I found it to become more and more boring; I wanted to be more involved in the mind process of the person (and help them resolve their issues in the mind), because I noticed that while the healing sessions did actually heal, the issues sometimes kept coming back later on because the client didn’t change his/her ways of thinking and behaving in the world.
They didn’t take the responsibility that is necessary for permanent healing to occur, but liked the effect it had right there and then. And I can’t stand laziness!
Plus, I became bored with the process of just being a channel, basically just standing there, so I started to give only distant healing sessions – that I liked more.
The same with when I studied to become an NLP Master Practitioner (Life Coach), that too lost it’s interest for me, it was too technical after a while for my taste, and so on. But it served it’s purpose for the time I used it, for sure.
Nothing that we pursuit with the heart is ever meaningless.
But if I had stayed with those concepts I would have been miserable!
Everything we perceive ourselves to be can be hindrances to our freedom, because of the label we put upon ourselves. (I am this, I am that etc)
The same with when I was very much into the Law of Attraction and Mind Power (manifest with your mind etc); when that started to completely lose it’s resonance with me, I didn’t rigidly hold on to it just because I had build an public image or persona around that subject/topic.
I let it go, and I also relinquished all the people I was in contact with who was rigid about it to be the ultimate truth. I found out that there were very little compassion in that community; there were a lot of blame, arrogance and avoidance, and I found that to be just plain ridiculous. So shallow.
Here’s a couple of old posts that might be of interest:
This crumbling of the beliefs I had in the Law of Attraction came upon me not by choice by the way; they came with the awakening I had last year, and it really surprised me. But nevertheless; I could have chosen to hold fast to the old beliefs and made myself miserable by doing that if I had chosen to.
It had nothing to do with my own experiences with it as I have so called “manifested” stuff myself in the past (or whatever you want to call it, or perceive it), it was just that I realized that we are not in control of our lives as much the ego like to think we are.
And that was a huge revelation and liberation for me; and totally unexpected!
People at large are in the process of finding their own truth, and as long as we allow ourselves to question everything, to find out for ourselves and not believe in dogmas, we will do just fine.
The most important thing is to look at everything of this world for what they are; built on thought systems and then being called as truths, when all they really are are concepts; ideals of the ego and rigid beliefs.
There is no growth there, no expansion.
I have found that the only thing that can bring us any kind of truth and insights comes from the Soul, and it can be attained through pure and simple stillness and attentiveness to that stillness. (=Meditate!!)
Dare to be contradictive!
Something may resonate today, and not tomorrow. So what? Move on!
That’s being truly Alive! Fresh, new, mind-bending and heart-opening! Yes! 😀