Welcome to Jim Phillips’ Wednesday Wisdom for October 31st! Each Wednesday, WU World Changer Jim Phillips will share some mid-week wisdom for you to ponder and embrace!
“What I believe doesn’t change the Truth, however, the Truth can change what I believe.”
The Truth is the Truth, is the Truth, is the Truth. Just because we believe something to be true doesn’t make it true. It might be true in the moment based on what we know or what we have experienced. And because we believe it to be true we take action on it as if it is true, but it still might not be the Truth.
I believe the purpose of life is “the progressive realization of the Truth.” Meaning that we are always seeking the Truth, not what we believe to be true, but the Truth, whatever that is.
We have all joined in agreements about what is true, held it to be true and acted on it as true until it wasn’t. And then we go into an agreement about what we now accept and believe to be true.
Think about something you held as true in the past, perhaps an experience about someone. You were told or read, or in some cases even saw, how someone acted. You accepted this as who they are without knowing them. You judged them based on what you “knew” to that moment. And then you got to know them and discovered for yourself that they weren’t who you thought they were.
Does this mean you were wrong? No, it means your experience of them prior to getting to know them was your perspective based on what you believed to be true at that point in time. If we accept the purpose of life being the progressive realization of the Truth, then we know that each experience we have is another experience in that progressive realization.
The key is to understand and accept that, “today what I know to be true, tomorrow might not be.” We only know what we know to this moment. New information, new experiences can change what we hold as true and bring us a new truth. However, we have to be open and receptive to the new information or experience.
We have to be willing to let go of what we held as true to this moment and do so without judgment toward our Self or others.
We see this scenario play out around the world. A person or persons of a certain organization, race, country, gender, etc. act in a certain way. A determination is then made that these actions are indicative of all people in that specified group until we come to know and accept that it is not.
We are too quick to judge because someone looks different, acts differently, or even thinks differently than we do. Divisiveness, which is rampant on this planet, stems from fear. Fear stems from a lack of understanding. A lack of understanding stems from not knowing or pursuing the Truth.
And as we all have heard, “the Truth shall set us free.”
See you back here next week for my Wednesday Wisdom for November 7th!
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Jim Phillips is a LIFE Strategist, speaker, and America’s Leading Authority on Living in Full Expression. In fact, he wrote the book on it. He has also been engaged in the business world for over 40 years during which he has been inspiring others to higher levels of achievement and understanding through strategy sessions, coaching, writing and more than 20 International Business Conference presentations. He currently resides in Ashburn, VA where he continues his writing, coaching and speaking. To learn more, visit his website.