I decided to share this with you because I think in terms of living from your authentic and empowered self, it’s important to be reminded about perspectives and truth.
The truth is that there are an infinite amount of perspectives we can adopt in life. And then there is the ONE truth. Which is the fact, the reality, something that just cannot be denied.
But where can truth be found? That’s a very good question which I’ll be pondering over during this article. Truth can be found everywhere and anywhere. But I guess it’s safe to say that truth is what it actually is without any perception tied around it. You see, I think that truth is a neutral thing.
As an example, if it started to rain, then that would be a fact… It is raining. That would be truth. Saying that the weather is now awful because of rain is tying a perspective around it. Saying that it’s great that it’s raining is also tying a perspective around it. The point here is that the only truth is in the fact that it’s raining, not whether it’s good or bad. These are just perspectives we create around a fact.
Everyone has perspectives, so how can we tell if their perspective are true or not? We can’t. All we can do is rely on the actual fact, not on our perspectives, because everyone’s will be different.
The most empowering thing we can do in terms of maintaining a healthy psychological well-being is to stick to the facts and ignore the stories we make up around the facts. Why is sticking to facts empowering? Because facts are truth. Creating stories around facts can create major psychological suffering.
An example, saying I have £00.00 in the bank is a fact. Saying I am completely broke is just a story created around having £00.00 in the bank (The fact).
“Much suffering, much unhappiness arises when you take each thought that comes into your head for the truth. Situations don’t make you unhappy. They may cause you physical pain, but they don’t make you unhappy. Your thoughts make you unhappy. Your interpretations, the stories you tell yourself make you unhappy.” – Eckhart Tolle
All this is purely aimed at helping you reduce unnecessary suffering. Fair enough, you will have things which will be bad depending on your morals and values,I do too. But then we can expect some degree of suffering when something doesn’t match up with our expectations of how life should be, because quite frankly, it doesn’t care.
And this is why it’s more empowering to adopt a neutral outlook on life. Stick to the facts (which are always neutral), rather than the stories of good and bad and you’ll be less troubled. Because you’ll be relying on the truth rather than an obscurity of truth.
Let me know what you found helpful in this article by leaving a comment below. As always, whatever you didn’t find helpful just drop it and move on.
Until next time
Peace, love and empowerment!