Realise a Different Truth
What is evolution but an adaption of self to new learning and circumstances
We realise a different truth and evolve through living and believing it, for the alternative is irrelevance, stagnation, extinction.
That is not to say the new truth is going to always be the right truth, and it’s certainly not to say that our truth is the only truth — we all are the culmination of our experiences and everyone’s experiences are different.
(I want to go off on a tangent about perception here but I won’t)
Take the belief that the earth is flat. At one time this was the only belief, there was a genuine fear of falling off the edge if we went too far. Yet as time progressed and knowledge was gained we came to realise the (new) truth that earth was not flat, but spherical¹. And that information helped us to evolve by giving us new theories, new proofs, new ways of thinking about science and nature. Imagine if the people back then had pooh-poohed the idea, had dismissed it as sheer fantastical fallacy … well, seeing as there are flat-earth societies we really don’t need to imagine.
Back to realising a different truth.
There are theories and facts out there to help us realise a different truth about science and other interesting things. However, there is also the different truth we realise when we change our inner self, our mindset.
The truth that we are enough.
The truth that we are loved.
The truth that we belong.
The truth that we are awesome.
And once we realise these different truths about ourselves then we can evolve, develop, become more than what we were. Yet always know that there is another step. For instance, I love myself as I am now, I can see how far I have come on my journey, yet I do not want to stay like this, I want to continue to learn, understand, evolve.
I want to continue realising different truths every day and evolve into the best person I can be for myself and for the universe.
¹ It has actually been known that the Earth was round since the time of the ancient Greeks. I believe that it was Pythagoras who first proposed that the Earth was round sometime around 500 B.C. As I recall, he based his idea on the fact that he showed the Moon must be round by observing the shape of the terminator (the line between the part of the Moon in light and the part of the Moon in the dark) as it moved through its orbital cycle. Pythagoras reasoned that if the Moon was round, then the Earth must be round as well. After that, sometime between 500 B.C. and 430 B.C., a fellow called Anaxagoras determined the true cause of solar and lunar eclipses — and then the shape of the Earth’s shadow on the Moon during a lunar eclipse was also used as evidence that the Earth was round.
Around 350 BC, the great Aristotle declared that the Earth was a sphere (based on observations he made about which constellations you could see in the sky as you travelled further and further away from the equator) and during the next hundred years or so, Aristarchus and Eratosthenes actually measured the size of the Earth! (NASA)
Originally published at www.path42.ninja on October 19, 2017.