“Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu
Daily Nugget of Gold 1361
Seeking The Truth
We know our senses are imperfect, and we’ve been shown that our brain often fills in the gaps for us when we see, hear, or touch something- for example. We’ve actually been through countless situations where our senses were fooled. Yet- for the most part- they seem fairly reliable.
We’ve also applied logic to further examine something and despite our best efforts, we occasionally find our logical examinations of something leaving something to be desired. Both of these things affect all of us, whether we are a factory worker, a chief executive of a company, a doctor, or a student. These are commonplace events in all of our lives. It’s all part of “being human”. So what do we do? We do the best we can with what we have, right? Well, yes, that’s one approach we could take. Let’s chat up another.
If we go to the wise ones in history, what do they tell us to do? Do they say things like, “do your research” or “examine the facts as closely as you can”? Do those things sound like what the wisest people who ever walked the earth say? Even remotely?
So where do the wise ones of all time tell us to go for the best answers? They tell us to “go within”, don’t they?
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu
“I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.” – Confucius
We’re particularly fond of this one, which- might not sound like the rest at first glance:
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” – Socrates
What Socrates said there was that when we go with what we know is good (instinctively, deep within ourselves) and become that, we will be far closer to perfection than by pretending that we’re that. What that quote really means is that the truth does indeed lie in our Spiritual center- that which we know is true.
How does this help us buy a better gadget? Who knows? Maybe. What we’re interested here is in acquiring a better reality. The development of a wise one from what might have been a fool. We are ourselves just beginning this wonderful journey.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“In life, what do I place the highest amount of value on?”
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