Nothing has meaning, except the one you give
Sharing a very interesting article written by Satinder Bhalla. It is about those mental conceptual structures that we use as supports and call them “truth.”
We are used to look at life from that perspective. Because it is only one perspective, our “unlimited vision” is hindered.
As we are finding out, it is important to become open to different points of view, different visions for that will give us a greater “picture” of what is. Then, through many viewpoints, we could clear the corrosion in our minds, that is our dogmatic way of looking at things which creates a mental block which does not allow us to go over our own mental limits.
Spirituality resembles in this as being like a well-trained athlete. Life is training us. We are finding our limits through this training, our mental limits; that is. Until we “open up” we will be stuck in that position. Stagnation brings a “bad” smell….Everything moves, changes, flows in harmony.. that is…remains alive… 🙂
Enjoy the training!
(Translated from Spanish by Avyakt7 and Google.)
Nothing has meaning except the meaning we give to it.
Nothing has any meaning except what is written on our walls of the Palace of Possibilities.
What do we do when we find something about which nothing is written on those walls? How can we make sense when the walls are empty on the subject?
Simple. We invent a meaning that most closely matches the “truth” that is already written on our walls.
That “meaning” is probably fictitious, of course, but that does not prevent us from doing so. It is a human need to make sense of the world around us and we always do so to fit our beliefs.
When children do this, we call that fantasy. But when adults, do it, we call that reality.
If there is no reference to follow, we simply create it, using what is already written on our walls, a meaning that could fit.
What happens when new information is in direct opposition to what is already in those walls? Here, we introduce our final “trick.” It is an internal dialogue which provides instant objection to any new information that may conflict with our “truth” about the existing world.
What is written on your walls is there to help you navigate a world that is often uncertain.
It helps you make “smart” decisions. It helps you to avoid danger and reinforces your view of what is valuable in this world. … It is there to keep you safe.
We rely on the support of our “truths” much stronger than what we think, and that becomes more obvious when we are directly challenged.
A first-class way to challenge the scripture on the walls of someone, is by the use of affirmations.
This technique has been around for decades as a tool for personal improvement. From the most popular assumptions of “positive thinking”, “mind over matter”, or “what you think is what you are.”
In general, a goal is decided; something like losing weight, earning more money, or anything else you can think of, and then we design a statement that assumes that your goal has become a reality.
If properly designed, an affirmation enters into direct conflict with the Scripture on your walls. It asserts a reality that not only is not still true, but also extends the limits of your belief about what is possible. More importantly, it also produces new “tricks,” which bring valuable information about your emotional structure.
The trick is to overcome the old “tricks”, to enter a new reality.
– Satinder Bhalla