When I was a really young girl maybe 4 or 5, my Mother told me “Don’t swallow your chewing gum, or else it will gum up your works”. An important lesson really don’t you think?
One day I was down the street with a neighbour and I accidently swallowed my chewing gum. I began to cry uncontrollably. The neighbour asked me what was wrong to which I said “I am going to gum up my works”. I had believed what my Mother had told me.
Obviously as an adult, I know that wasn’t my truth and my mother was just trying to teach me not to swallow my gum, but as adults we can still take on others truths.
I love forget me not flowers and as a kid I loved to play with them. A couple of years ago I went to a wildlife park with an expert. In the park were lots of forget me not flowers. This person told me the forget me not flowers were weeds and a terrible plant because they got caught in the Kangaroo’s fur, to which they pointed out on the nearest Kangaroo.
For a while I thought that forget me not flowers were terrible because I believed what the expert said. Then I realised that was not my truth. My truth was, any plant, flower or tree with seeds, uses the wind and animals to move their seeds around. They are dependant on each other for this.
So what is your truth? Look at things from multiple perspectives:
- Your perspective
- From the other persons perspective
- From an objective third person perspective and ask what is the purpose for this thing to be here.
Think about some of your truths, are they yours, or are they from others. What is the truth for you.
Just a side note to consider, sometimes “causes” are truths from only one perspective.
Be in your truth.