What is a belief you have 100% conviction about? Nothing is true, everything is possible
What is a belief you are extremely close minded to? That there is one objective truth to the world such as only one of the religions of the world being the one true one, and everything else being false
Reaction: I chose Christianity. Wasn’t too hard since I was Catholic in my early years. But I’ve grown very close minded to religion ever since. Not close minded in the sense of its wrong for people to believe it or that there is no divinity in through it. I definitely believe there is divinity there too. Moreso, its monotheistic element of every other belief is wrong, this is the only true one.
So I got into a mind state of believing jesus is the truth. The only truth. I actually saw jesus in my mind. I felt the christian energy flowing into me. Felt that jesus love. Heard the thoughts of any other beliefs that stray away from god, are ignorant. Unkowing of god’s love. Of god’s grace. Of the true way of life.
Then more conceptual stuff came about that I have no words for. But I gained a great understanding of something. I understood why Christianity is quite comftorable. It grants people conviction. Belief that they know truth. You know the way of truth and it is absolute. It’s all in a book for you to read as well. So it’s physical even. And you can give your problems to god, your worries, your sins, your hope, it all goes to this higher power that provide for you. It is an excellent comfort zone for believers. And to believe you know the truth, can feel more comftorable than ‘not to know.’
So this, nothing is true, everything is possible statement just seems ridiculous. God is true, Jesus is true. And to believe nothing is true, is to be lost to the truth that is god. That is how my mind painted the picture.
Ironically, I returned back to my normal mind state by saying nothing is true, everything is possible But I gained quite a bit of perspective from going into that mind state. It’s almost kind of scary. Kind of like getting posessed by a whole belief system. I didn’t know my mind was that level of open and so I thought I’d get stuck there haha.
But anyways, I got some pushback in the very beginning. Mind resisting because it felt I was closing my mind. That I shouldn’t close my mind. I shouldn’t allow myself to succumb to one pattern. The mind, it fights. It fights all of us the moment we drift from our comfort zones.
Truth is the pattern we find most comfort in. If we are to explore more of ourselves, more of the world, more realms of reality, we would have to allow ourselves to engage with the uncomftorable feeling that arises when we think outside our box. It’s the feeling you get when you touch cold water in the ocean. That hesitation to jump in. Jump in. Your body will adjust to the temperature so as long as you accept that temperature. And you can then flow into the ocean and explore it freely.
Truth Chapter Questions
- Do you believe truth is subjective?
Yes. I created this whole chapter trying to prove that it is
- What are some opposing beliefs or viewpoints in general that trigger an automatic reaction in you (like annoy you)?
I’ll be honest with this question and I hope I don’t offend anyone. I’m working on removing these automatic triggers as… judging anything is against my code of non duality. So none of this is against anyone. It’s just the mind. But I will share some of these moreso to paint a fuller picture of how I am and how I think. I am not perfect and I still am working on some things as well.
- In general, the political landscape of the U.S. I get reactive to people making liberalism their personality or conservatism their personality. And buy into that massive divide of red vs blue. Buy into all these politicians. Buy into all this nonsense that just seems perpetuated to divide us more, while the people in power get richer and more powerful. It triggers annoyance because it leaves me hopeless to us ever solving the issues in this country. The overall vibe in the air if you’re sensitive enough, is rather tense and I feel it too often.
- Hearing men complain about women instead of working on bettering themselves and actually trying to make moves. Mostly my cousin that I’ve given all the compassion to but continually drags himself down the rabbit hole of red pillism without actually ever trying to improve himself and actually pursue women. So at that point it annoys me.
- I guess overly dogmatic religious people too. Like those people yelling that we are all going to hell in the train unless we believe in jesus.
- Hood peoples that get wrapped up in the ideology of ‘this is the street life. this how it is and how it always gon be. F the system,’ or blaming the system, while refusing to change. It’s anti progress and keeps people wrapped up in the same loop forever.
I think my mind generally gets reactive to people who get sucked up into ideologies. Mostly cause those people are usually just normal people. People that allow ideas to possess their mind and become their identities. It blocks empathy and openness to change. It halts the ability for humanity to open itself to eachother and finally unite and rise together. So my reaction comes more from a place of dissapointment, rather than disdain towards people.
And I know it’s weird that I don’t mention hate, jelousy, death, war, rape and all those things. Strangely, my mind is not so reactive to evil existing. I know it has a place in this world. Without it, good wouldn’t exist. It’s just the natural order of the world. I can be more accepting of someone who knows they’re evil and does wrong than someone who thinks they’re doing right and is harming others. And it’s not that I condone evil, I prefer good. It’s moreso I accept that this is reality so my mind doesn’t react strongly to it.
3. Are you able to empathize with someone with a completely opposite worldview to you? If not, why not? If you can, how do you do it?
Yes, despite my previous answer, I can empathize with people who believe in anything because I know we all have the capacity to believe in anything. And I know that once you believe in something, your mind will ALWAYS work to convince you that it is true. Closing your mind to other thoughts and ideas. My mind worked like that for most of my life so I can’t not empathize with anyone.
When I say my mind gets annoyed with people, it’s moreso dissapointed that people get stuck in those patterns. It’s never from a place of ‘F this person. I don’t like them.’ I still treat everyone with love and compassion, despite their beliefs.
4. What does the phrase ‘Nothing is true, everything is possible’ mean to you? (If it means nothing and sounds like nonsense, you can say this as well!)
It means to me that I believe truth is subjective. If anything can be true to the mind, then the mind is open to believing anything. And if the mind is opening to believing anything, then I have the capability of believing in whatever I want to believe. Feel whatever I want to feel. Do whatever I want to do.
It is a belief that allows for full mental freedom. To navigate reality how I’d like. Being close minded is solidity. Open minded is fluidity that can form itself into anything. But to do that, you must consider everything as true and false. It’s not as easy as it seems.
5. In what ways has your mind rejected esoteric concepts (subtle energies, fields, chakras, psychic phenomena, ext…)? Why do you think it rejected it in those times?
I tend to question everything. I am a skeptic by nature. So when life gets very normal for some time, my logical mind starts to tell me that maybe you were imagining all these weird concepts. Telling me to stay grounded and not believing in things outside the shared collective of reality. If noone else is seeing and experiencing what you are seeing and experiencing, then it must not be true.
I listen to these thoughts with an open mind… Continue on with my life. Then I go outside to the train and feel peoples energy in the same way you taste food in your mouth. It’s obvious. It’s in my face. It’s real and I know I’m not the only one.
- What are some of the most direct spiritual experiences you’ve had? What was the experience the convinced you that all this was real? If you have not had such an experience, what is that keeps you pursuing?
I’ve had one too many. But one that was recent was I was hearing people argue above me. And if you listen closely, arguments, depending on how heavy the energy is… start shifting the energetic state of reality around you. As in… you’ll hear continuous tapping on the walls. Like very constant. Not just creaking. Creaking isn’t constant like someone is literally tapping with their fingers. So I was hearing that for some time and found it to be very interesting.
As for experience that convinced me it was all real. I spoke of it before but I will just mention it again. My first ego death experience where I felt I was everything around me. Where I became the walls, the ground, the fire truck outside and the cat down the street. It was bizarre and felt more real than real life itself. I haven’t been able to back to percieving reality ‘normally’ since that day.