How Letting Go of Singular Truths Can Liberate Your Soul on Outstretched Wings

Written by on December 21, 2015 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 12 Comments

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One of the difficult challenges to overcome on the Spiritual Path, is letting go of the notion of singular truths, that make someone ‘right’ and someone else ‘wrong’. Prior to awakening, people and society tend to deal with absolute truths – there is ‘what’s happened’, beyond question, and all we need to figure out is, what took place. This makes someone ‘right’ and someone else ‘wrong’. And it defines you to an identity within a reality – a fixed ego, forming judgments about the world and people in it. It’s severely limiting. How might we let go of that?

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A butterfly dreaming it’s a man

The only absolute in the universe is presence – pure potential before any thing arises. Of this, it becomes possible to speak in absolutes. However, where you’re speaking about, thinking about, or working with, anything that is in existence – anything that arises from presence – then you’re working within the realm of the relative.

This is crucial to grasp. What it means is, that you’re always appreciating an aspect of life relative to another. Therefore neither is fixed. Therefore neither can be absolutely defined. That’s why, your view on reality, is only ever a perspective. It is not absolute truth. It can be a relativistic truth, and there will be truth in it, but never the whole truth.

Chuang Tzu is universally regarded as the greatest Taoist after Lao Tzu. His butterfly dream is probably the most celebrated dream ever to be recorded in the history of Chinese Philosophy…

Once upon a time, Chuang Tzu dreamed that he was a butterfly, flying about enjoying itself. It did not know that it was Chuang Tzu. Suddenly he awoke, and veritably was Chuang Tszu again. He did not know whether it was Chuang Tzu dreaming that he was a butterfly, or whether it was the butterfly dreaming that it was Chuang Tzu. Between Chuang Tzu and the butterfly there must be some distinction. This is a case of what is called the transformation of things.

Now the chances are, even after such a powerful dream, you’d be able to distinguish the landscape that holds you different from the butterfly. Or if you were spiritually awake, you might be able to read the synchronistic interplay – the objective mother tongue of the universe – which tells you that you are the person and not the butterfly. So you could be reasonably sure – perhaps 95% – of the form you are in. But you could never be absolutely sure, because your frame of reference to the world, is always relativistic, never absolute, and is therefore always changing.

How may an understanding of this vitally important philosophy profoundly assist in your daily life?

Giving up absolutes – perhaps the greatest freedom of all

An ego needs it to be ‘this way’ or ‘that way’. It needs there to be someone who is ‘right’, and someone who is ‘wrong’. It needs its opinion to be justified and upheld. An ego is even prepared to go to war over that (as we witness mercilessly happening by supposedly the most intelligent leaders on the planet).

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 The problem is that your perspective on reality is always influenced by your own filters: mental, emotional and karmic veils, which cause you to see reality in a particular way. They might cause you to take on the oppressor or victim role for example.

This is what makes reality so painful for the ego. So uncertain, or else so controlling. And it means you squeeze the very juice out of life.

It comes from needing the security of a particular situation or outcome – something is needed of the moment, without which, there is great insecurity.

What if though, you could change your perspective of what you really need from the moment?

What if you could see relativistic reality – existence – more as a mirror, which reflects back to you, always encouraging you to be more aligned in who you are?

Well firstly, this truth takes away the need for there to be ‘right’ and ‘wrong’
It takes away the need to ‘win’ something materialistically
It takes away the striving (to always be right for example)
It can remove disharmony between people because it encourages each to look at their own stuff
It means you’re always growing, learning, evolving.

I’ve found that in being able to approach life in this way, it makes me more open to the moment. It means I can listen to a viewpoint, but not be constrained or limited by it. I can listen to it, but then I’m free to make an aligned response – as aligned as I can be.

This is incredibly liberating and so opening, it allows light to literally flood in.

Let go of the need for it to be a certain way

Next time you find yourself caught up in a particular situation, invested in the outcome, afraid or tight of what might happen if it doesn’t go a particular way, stop. Go into the tightness the situation generates. Remind yourself you are the One, and need no particular outcome from this situation.
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Just let go of the need for the moment to be a certain way. Let go of fixed opnions. Stop condemning people or situations because ‘that’s how it was last time’ or ‘this will happen if I don’t try to fix it’. In expecting the world to be constantly changing, embrace and celebrate constant change. It’s a vibrant energy in itself. It’s so uplifting and rejuvenating.

The majority in society are not yet ready to live this way. The ego will still cling on to that which justifies its existence. As you evolve, no doubt the people around you will try clinging on to the old reality and try to resist your change.

Nevermind. Keep reminding yourself of the butterfly story. In a sense, become the butterfly that dances from flower to flower, never fixing itself by other’s opinions, allowing itself to transform, moment by moment, with the landscape.

Then your life will become liberating, fulfilling and free. Increasingly you’ll feel relaxed, whole and complete. You’ll be embracing change, no longer locked in by a fixed opinion of the world. You’ll look at life with the awe and wonder of a small child.


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  1.' Jay Jones says:

    Those Aliens are talented, great work grays??????

  2.' Elaine Osman says:

    The way to go…

  3.' Mark Treat says:

    God exists. The Truth is written on our hearts. No intelligent being is exempt.

  4.' Steph CB says:

    Allowing those moments to pass without anger is how we remain balanced. If you have someone that you haven’t spoken to because of a stubborn moment in time, let it go and reach out and say “I love you anyway”. Don’t let your ego rule your heart. ?

  5.' Kelly says:

    Reading this rang so true to my recent conversation with a family member in which I was telling them to let go of the ego….they did not ..or would not..I however, embraced light & love and moved on.

  6.' Wayne Bailey says:

    this actual one was done by students took many participants during daylight hours

  7.' James Marciniak says:

    To be spirituality free remove the veil from your own eyes about ego and arrogance.

  8.' Andrei Fazekas says:

    Also believing in the new age hype about non existent concepts that some vehemently hold on to only to be thoroughly disappointed in the end.

  9.' Christopher Witehira says:

    Good idea both can be right?

  10.' Christopher Witehira says:

    If not usually a swearing match ensues, followed by a fight. Then regret . . . etc

  11.' Kwaku Awuah says:

    Is this singular truth?

  12.' Ann says:

    Don’t quite know how I was led to understand about the ego at the tender age of about 11 in 1961, (such a looong time ago) but I have always known this stuff. I also lived since that tender age by the motto “let’s agree to disagree”. I also lived by honesty and it seems nowadays many people are astounded at what a truthful person I am. I am surprised that so many people lie about everything – and unfortunately I am soooo naive. I can tell you that my friends are the ones that are also “truthful”. No matter the consequences.
    Seems my energies are not a good “match” for people that are not honest. That is a good thing.

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