Most of us have learned to believe in things. We believe in God, we believe in morality, we believe in this and that. But what do we really know of those things we believe in? And why do we believe in them in the first place? Maybe it is that we believe just because we don’t know?
We have been so attached to our ideologies that we have forgotten that our beliefs are just beliefs, and we mistakenly think that they are part of our knowledge, our truth. As a result, we tend to think that we know, when in fact we are just ignorant.
Finding the truth is not always easy, and perhaps this is the reason we don’t actively seek to find it out. Yet, by doing so we don’t allow ourselves to learn and evolve. But if we don’t learn and evolve, then what is the point of living?
Although finding the truth can sometimes be tedious and painful, in the end it is much more rewarding than anyone would expect.
3 Steps to Finding the Truth
Here is a 3-step how-to guide for all courageous ones who wish to find the truth:
- Doubt. Doubt all beliefs that have been placed upon you by the society. Doubt your opinions, Doubt your knowledge. Once you find out that what you thought you knew is not true knowledge after all, be ready to accept your ignorance. Breaking free from the chains of belief systems is the first and basic step to finding the truth.
- Search. The moment you have dropped all BS (belief systems), you are ready to honestly search for the truth. This is very painful and arduous thing to do, but the most liberating. Search to know, search to understand, no matter what the challenges or obstacles. I can’t tell you how to do this since everyone is different, but make sure to find a way, and if need be, create your own way.
- Be open to change. If you are searching for an answer but you are not receptive enough to allow it to reach you, you will search in vain. Make sure to keep an open mind and heart and prepare to face the truth, even if it goes contrary to what you already think you know. Sometimes truth can shake your life from its very foundations, and that’s what most people are afraid of. But the honest seeker will be ever-open to change.
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” ~George Bernard Shaw
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