My experiences - My truth!

Hello all,

Namaste! Hope all of you had a great week where you were able to work towards your life purpose with intentions exactly tailored to what you want for your life. Last few weeks we were discussing some of the life's values with a perspective from the blog reader's view. This would be the final post in this series. (As previously mentioned please put yourself the blog reader as the person saying My-My. So each of us reading the post would say My experiences-My truth.)

Now before proceeding, I want to ask my dear blog readers, a few questions. Do you find this blog can be of use to make changes to your life? Do you feel that what I put as my perspectives adds value to your life? Also, does the perspectives and insights make any sense to you? I started this blog itself because many times I have come across souls who struggle to make sense of their lives. So thought my insights may be a small help to make some sense out of their life. Your perspectives, comments, and insights would help me to decide on future topics to write. (No, I don't have any intention of stopping my blog any time in the near future. ;-))) 

Ok, now to the post. We have been discussing some life values through these posts. All of us are living in an informational overload age, with Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Gmail, Instagram, Pinterest, and much more at our fingertips. Morning, we open our eyes to our phone and late night that is the bosom friend we say goodbye to before falling asleep. Are we really using it to our advantage, or are we becoming a puppet in the hands of our phones, computers, tablets, laptops, and more? Now, what does all these have to do with our experiences and truth? Is there any connection indeed? 

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Information overload or media savvy?
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My experiences: What are the perspectives, ideas, opinions, or attitudes we are getting through the internet? It is pure information. Now should every information be correct? Not necessary. Information can be correct or incorrect. Let us take an example. Say in a Newspaper/television channel, they are discussing the wintry weather in a country, with a wintry mix of sleet and snow, making travel hazardous for travelers. This news would be a truth for countries like the U.S.A, Canada or the western or eastern  European countries during the time of winter. But if the same news is said about a country in central Africa, that would not be correct. Where is winter in a country close to the Equator? Of course, there would be snow in the mountains of Kilimanjaro, or in the northern countries like Tunisia, Algeria, or Morocco, in the mountainous regions. (I have only a slight knowledge of the true weather in every country of Africa, and I am writing this to give a comparison. If I am wrong, please feel free to correct me.)

So the same way, every information that comes to us can be correct or incorrect. Now as a human being, how can we make sense of all this? Here is where our mind, thoughts, and experiences come into play. Here is where we should put on the hat of media savviness

Each one of us has been brought up in a particular place, with a particular set of parents. friends, family, and circumstances. All these are factors play into the attitudes, perspectives and thought process we each are having. That is what makes us who we are. The place we were born and grew up, the parents we had, the stories and play we did in our young age, the colleges we went to, the friends we had everything has a hand in making who we are at the present moment. And every time a piece of information comes, it gets integrated into our this whole body of knowledge we store as information, memories, attitudes, and perspectives.

Now the question is, should we integrate every information that comes along into our body of knowledge or should we use discernment to separate the grain from the chaff, when every information comes along? This is where we have to use our brain, mind, and wisdom to separate the grain and only take the grain. But many times, many of us just blindly take whatever comes along. That is not correct.

There is a saying in Tamil, which I have mentioned before in another post. "Kannal kanpathum poy, Kathal kelpathum poy, thire vicharippathe meyy". Meaning: Whatever is seen by eyes is a lie, whatever is heard by the ears is a lie, only coming to the conclusion after thorough analysis and contemplation is the correct way or the truth.

Why it can be dangerous if we are not careful? Here if I were to give an example, I just heard yesterday on the National Public Radio (NPR), about incidents happening in India, my birth country. It seems, "Whatsapp messages going viral are triggering mob killings". Indian police have started nationwide fake news campaigns and have warned people to be careful of what they read on the internet. As per NPR, according to "Harssh Poddar, additional superintendent of the Malegaon police. "They must use their own minds. They must use their own sense of discretion — and in any case, it is not legitimate to attack someone on the belief of any rumor, fake or true." Malegaon is a town in the state of Maharashtra, India. See, how dangerous it can be to believe everything that comes in front of our eyes? 

Many times, many of the videos are not shot in the same country. So now this is the part where we should take only the information that we feel are truthful and correct after analyzing with authentic news or websites. The same way we can hear all over the News how the 2016 American election was interfered by another country, by influencing through fake news and internet bots. So everywhere the information we are getting may not be coming from authentic sources. This shows we have to be careful about the information that comes in front of us.

Once we get the information, which we feel correct, what should we do? We should later analyze it using our mind/brain against our own experiences and see how they fare. Against our own experiences do they fare well, whether they come out as correct or incorrect? Say for example there is a feature that talks about people and their experiences as a family fleeing a war zone from one country to another country. It would be true for a family that is fleeing Syria to the United States, or a family fleeing from North Africa to European countries, or the Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh. 

These are very real, tough, experiences, many of the humans are undergoing painfully at the present time all over the world. For these people, it is part of their everyday life, the hurt, pain, suffering, lack of basic necessities like food, clean water and a roof over their head. These are part of their experiences, which influences what they become in their later life. But that may not be part of an experience for someone who has not fleed to another country trying to save their life, children, and family. So for them, it does not influence them as an experience that haunts them for their life. So now this is what leads to our truth.

My truth:  The information we receive every day, that makes sense to us along with the experiences that made us taken together if analyzed properly gives us the wisdom to take the best decisions for our life. Now standing on this firm foundation of the information as well as the experiences, that make the body of knowledge embedded in our attitudes, perspectives, and viewpoints, when we take the decisions wise for our life, then those decisions become 'My truth'. (Phew! I was not at all sure how to bring the flow from the information and connect it to the truth. But when we co-create, just do the action, the divine takes care of the rest. :-)))

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Information becomes knowledge +experience = wisdom!
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The truth I am discussing here is not the ultimate truth or the Brahman, but our personal truth. As there is the Universal truth, there are also the personal truths. These truths are personal to everybody. So it is not uniform, but unique, person to person according to the information they store with them as memories, the experiences they have gone through, and the decisions they have taken by virtue of the information, and experiences they have. So every single person has their own personal truths.

Now, why am I discussing this? Remember 'The Realm of greatness' we discussed where our life takes a higher stance when we open up to higher ideals and thoughts? In the realm of greatness, this personal truth is very important. That is the underlying foundation for the basic philosophical question, Vedic Philosophy asks us to ask ourselves, 'Who am I?'. This 'who am I' makes sense only when we are truly standing in our personal truths.

To make it more clear, let me elaborate on my own example, as that is the best truth I can draw for myself. 'Who am I?' I am a Blogger/writer, who was born in South India to very down to Earth parents, loved reading mythological stories, studied Biotechnology for twenty-five years, got totally confused later, had an identity crisis, to figure out my writing skills. So see that is my personal truth and every part of the story is a little piece of me. But this is just the experiences I had, but the essence is much more than all the experiences and the information I have taken together. Like this, every single person has their own personal truths.

But many times the unfortunate part of the human existences is that many people don't know their personal truths, many people are not allowed to embrace their personal truths, and many people are afraid to pursue their personal truths. All these create problems, as their heart/soul would be pulling them towards a life embracing their personal truths and they would choose to pursue something else. Again as they are nor pursuing a life standing on their personal truths, many times the life remains at a level of mediocrity, with them never able to capture their full potential. But is there anyone who is obstructed from embracing their whole truth? No! But what do we need? We need that inner courage, which we discussed in our previous post, to choose it, embrace it, and live it. Am I terrified sometimes, that I am moving into unchartered waters of my life? Of course, I am. But it is in that unchartered waters the seeds of creativity and passion lie. So if I am able to do it, each one of the other souls can. I remember, I always used to feel that something is missing in my life when I was pursuing my pure Biotech life. Who knew it was my writing/insights, that was tugging at my heart to give them an avenue to flow.

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The personal truth!
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The full potential for our life can be captured only when we operate standing on our personal truth. Otherwise, we would be leading a life that is not truly ours. If anyone is feeling that something is missing from their life, it may be the pull of their heart to find their personal truth and to stand in that truth, capture the highest realms of potential for their life. That is the one and only place where everyone can find their true realm of Greatness.

Let us finish with a quote from Alan Alda, of Mash fame,

Alan Alda
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"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself.” 

Wishing that may everyone may be able to find their personal truth and standing on that firm foundation may everyone capture the highest echelons of success for their life!

I wish you a good weekend and I'll see you next Friday! 😉

Next week: Ravana: The shadow side!

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Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance ; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried".  

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