"There are truths
on this side of the Pyrenees,
which are falsehoods
on the other."
-- Blaise Pascal
[Classic post from 11-3-14]
Truth is a universal idea, but it is only universal in that it may be one truth here, another there, another there, and so on. There is no such thing as The Truth. What truth really comes down to is a belief. If you believe it, then it is true for you, regardless if others agree with you or not.
I attended a professional panel for a group of youth aging from 15 to 17 and one of the 17-year-old girls said that she put in 23 applications and did not get one call and how hard it was to find a job. As she said that, I was looking quickly around the room and a lot of heads were nodding in agreement--even some of the professionals on the panel.
Later we had breakout sessions and when this girl came to my table, I mentioned to her that it was only hard for her to find a job because she believed that to be true. I know this because I believe that it is easy.
I have the feeling based on hearing a lot of opinions that a majority lives in the truth that it is hard, that the pie is only so big and there is only so much to go around, and so on. Yet, a majority doesn't create The Truth, they can only create their truth. We get to choose our own truth, and in the end, that is the only one that matters.
Limiting beliefs can feel very cozy and comfortable, and they can often find agreement with others to help us strengthen our position of outside limitations as being the norm. We can also decide to change those limiting thoughts and beliefs and cross the Pyrenees to the other side at any time.
Maybe It's Time To Let Go Of Some Of Those Limitations.
Spread Some Joy Today--by choosing to see the unlimited beauty all around you no matter where you happen to be.