Unlike my early adulthood, as the years pass I’ve noticed my egoic-self is less inclined to think that I know ‘all there is to know’ about everything.
In fact I can now easily accept with humility how little I actually DO know about this LIFE, and while I certainly have my own opinions and beliefs on just about every aspect of the world that we do know, they are simply my personal takes on LIFE based on my own research and life experiences.
But drawing from those personal experiences of many subjects not usually within the ‘scientific-testability’ range, I will say that we can’t even begin to fathom what we don’t know about this world, or begin to comprehend the true composition of our personal lives as we are living them here in this earth plane of existence. We only think that we know it.
As a unified, self-preserving society, we’ve concocted a set of semi-comfortable answers to all of LIFE’s questions that allow us to relax productively into our daily duties so we don’t have to be distracted by the true mysteries still existing all around us.
To lessen our anxiety over the uncertainty that those ‘life-mysteries’ project, we often value sameness and familiarity in our lives so that we develop patterns for living to help us relax, and those patterns eventually become our habitual behaviors.
In time we turn our habitual behaviors into our life path that we walk daily until some unexpected event forces us to self-reflect on why we are still walking it.
Once we allow the time for proper reflection of our habitual actions, we can see that early on we may have chosen our life path for a few basic reasons—some reasons may have been economics-based, some may have been emotions-based, some even needs-based; and if those previous reasons for choosing the path were meaningful to us in some way, we granted that path priority over the other possible options.
However, when the same path that we walked daily became too burdensome, too boring, or lost depth of that earlier-determined meaningfulness, we yearned for another path to travel until we eventually found one.
I’ve always searched for greater meaning to my life, so every path that I have walked has either shown me something that I had not previously known about myself or known about the world around me, or both.
Each path that I explored forced me to adopt a different viewing angle through which to see this world that we share. Each path offered me a different perspective on my own life—different from what I initially thought my life to be—and the effect was like sunlight passing through a prism, being refracted into separate rainbow-colored light-waves across the wall.
Without that path’s necessary prism having separated out the sunlight’s components for me, I couldn’t have witnessed those beautiful rainbow colors; couldn’t have seen them so distinctly defined in that precise manner. That is the essence of what my life experiences have shown me—the world that we think we know is far more than it first appears to be. We simply need to view it through a prism of sorts to see those underlying components.
That new-perspective prism allows us to see the world in all of its undeniable beauty and still-shimmering glory; and to realize at last that this world that we once believed to be so elemental, crude, and constrained by the limits of human ingenuity, is instead a miraculous cosmic soup of unlimited possibilities just waiting to materialize when our creative intentions match our enlightened thinking.
Ultimately you can believe of this LIFE whatever you wish. You can frame your life by whatever philosophical or religious context that best fits your need at the time. That is your prerogative.
But the real question to consider is does that personal belief add to your self-knowledge—does it add to your understanding of who and what you truly are—does it add to your awareness of what you are capable of achieving with your determination and perseverance aligned—does it help you learn to believe in yourself above all others when times are hard and friends are few?
Does it strengthen you; invigorate you?
Does it help excite you to the unlimited possibilities lying just ahead but slightly beyond your present reach?
Does it encourage you to reach even farther than you are presently able?
I’m certainly no expert on anything here other than the personal nature of my own life—I can readily acknowledge that fact.
But can you say the same thing? Who knows YOU better than you do?
Isn’t gaining a better sense of WHO you really are, what you are searching for now?
When you do eventually find your own TRUTH, you will then realize that you are indeed one of LIFE’s greatest miracles because you are also one of life’s most perplexing mysteries still awaiting consideration.
While searching for your true path, for the betterment of yourself and the rest of us existing here with you, I hope you will discover your ‘TRUE-SELF’s’ capabilities just to witness first-hand the magical world of unlimited possibilities simply awaiting you.
Hopefully now is the right time for you to determine that illusive answer to who you really are in all your luminous magnificence. It will be an awesome discovery for you, that I guarantee, and one not likely to disappoint in any way.