Seeking and Knowing
There are many popular movies about the unseen magic behind our lives. The movies American Beauty and Forrest Gump are about how life is on automatic and just happens. The bag and feather blowing in the wind are metaphors of how life is under the control of some unseen force. The Matrix is about hidden truth. The Fountainhead is about living for the truth, no matter what the cost. I doubt that these things were put in these and other movies just to convey the message I am pointing out. They were probably slipped in by the collective unconscious without the writer even knowing the message, or knowing how true it is. As you begin to become more aware, you start seeing these interesting subconscious signs. In The Wizard of Oz, Toto pulls the curtain back, and the truth is revealed. People like to watch lucky people in the movies. All our heroes were really just very lucky people, in real life and the movies. George Washington may have been very brave and smart, but he was also very lucky. Bullets came so close to killing him that they made holes in his coat. If a bullet had been just a few inches to the right, history would be different, and someone else would be on the dollar bill. The truth is, good and bad luck, or the balance, controls everything. For every Washington, there are many patriots that were just as brave and smart, but not as lucky, so they died in obscurity. The real world is the real world. James Bond: We like watching Bond in action, because he is the luckiest person that ever lived. He gets out of one impossible situation after another and gets the girl, which does not happen in real life; it is a great fantasy. What really impresses us is not that they win or live, but that they are ready to die and lose, but don’t have to in the movie. The main reason for myths is the truth did not look very good until now. That is why we have movies that show a world where everything ends well and people live happily ever after. The amazing thing is people can live happily ever after, if they learn the truth of life.
Life looked bad: In the real world, the world of truth you can check, it looked like you just live a difficult life and then you grow old and die in some horrible way. That’s why people have all these different beliefs. Anything, no matter how far-fetched, was better than what the real truth looked like. People would rather try and believe in the impossible than a truth they did not want to believe. I do not blame them; no one wants to believe life is pointless and horrible.
Drowning people will grab a talking snake (believe in religious myths). The most wonderful thing is the truth has turned out to be the best thing. Time for the truth: Now we know the truth, and it is not horrible the way people thought. In fact, it is better than anyone could have hoped for. It could not be more perfect or better, so it is time to forget the myths and embrace the truth.
The truth is not: Today we can know what the truth is not. When you know what the truth is not, you have a chance to know what the truth is.
The real truth: The difference is as great as the difference between a real life and an imaginary life. You are really going to die, so if you are really going to live, you need to know the real truth. Literally, everything depends on the truth.
Truth is what stands the test of experience. Albert Einstein
The truth is still the truth after the movie is over. A movie can let you escape it for a few hours, but it comes back.
Remember, 2 + 2 = 4: It does not equal anything else. The truth is, there is only one real truth. Believing 2 + 2 = 5 or 6 or anything else does not make it true. There are an infinite amount of wrong answers, but only one real answer. The real truth has the power to make sense out of the world, and in doing, transform a man into a spiritual being. Nothing else does anything but deceive.
There is the story that is backed up by all the evidence and everything else. One story is like the 4 in 2 + 2 = 4. All other stories are like all the other numbers.
There are a million different stories, then there is the truth you can check.
Real hero story: There are good stories, great stories and even the greatest story ever told, then there is the real story. Real heroes are living the real story.
I conjure you, my brethren, to remain faithful to earth and do not believe those who speak unto you of super terrestrial hopes! Poisoners they are, whether they know it or not. Friedrich Nietzsche
To know the truth is the best thing. To know that you do not know is the second best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease. Lao Tzu
All you have to be is honest to learn the truth and live in true life, nothing more, nothing less.
I like a good story as much as the next guy, but I do not like it when people try and say it is true without any evidence to support their claims. If it is backed up by the evidence, it is the truth. If it is not, it is just a story. It is that simple.
When all the evidence says it is true and none says it is false, it is true. To admit a belief merely because it is a custom - but that means to be dishonest, cowardly, lazy! And so could dishonesty, cowardice and laziness be the preconditions for morality? Friedrich Nietzsche
It is a new day: Now that you can know the truth, you have to acknowledge it and change accordingly, or you will be lost.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
Life is the only miracle: The fact that nothing happens out of the ordinary means the ordinary, or nature, can be understood. It does certain things and does not do others, and we can know what those things are.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible. Albert Einstein
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein
Imagination: Imagination is a good and necessary thing when it comes to being creative, but not good when it comes to the truth. The imagination has been running wild and is responsible for all the myths about life and death. Millions of people are playing make believe. They believe or are trying to believe in a false imaginary world, a world that does not really exist except in their heads, in their imagination. It is a certain recipe for physical and spiritual death. There is not enough love and goodness in the world for us to be permitted to give any of it away to imaginary things. Friedrich Nietzsche
You can fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. Albert Einstein
"Repent" means to change your mind. Changing your mind means changing from a mind that controls your spirit to a mind that serves your spirit.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. Albert Einstein
The more unbelievable something is, the more fanatical the followers will be. It makes no sense, but it is part of human nature.
Deception kills; only the truth saves. Deception kills, because it buries the spirit in deception. Only the truth can save us, and almost no one knows what it is. Most do not even want to know.
The only reason people want to escape reality is they do not know what reality really is; they do not know that it is better than any myth.
The age of escapism has to end, or the human race will.
Living in an illusion will lead to our destruction. You have to know the true situation to deal with it. If you are trying to disarm an atomic bomb, you have to know how it works to do it. If you just start moving wires around because you have faith it is the right thing to do, it will set the bomb off. If you believe poison is milk and drink it, it will kill you. It should be obvious, but the truth is, most people do not see how dangerous living blind is. The blind are leading the blind. In the past, illusions and misunderstandings caused most of our conflicts, but we were not powerful enough to completely destroy ourselves. We are now.
This is why, even though we do not want to face the truth, we have to.
As John Lennon said, the dream is over. We will end it, or it will end us.
The mind has not had to work very hard to deceive people; they will believe anything someone tells them, no matter how nonsensical. The more nonsensical, the more they believe. The problem is that the truth is just too normal for most so-called normal people to believe.
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. Edith Sitwell
Flat world: Just a few hundred years ago, people believed the world was flat, and even when there was good evidence that it was round, most people did not believe it or want to believe it. They did not want to admit they were wrong.
The truth may set you free, but first, it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem
Those that can accept the truth when they hear it and see it are going to be saved; those that do not or just want to stay in their popular and cozy comfort zone are going to be lost. That is fair.
Gandhi said, “If you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”
Prophets are teachers, not leaders. True prophets set you free from leaders.
Leaders/followers: The truth needs no leaders, just teachers. It is important to keep personalities out of it. Followers get dependent on spiritual leaders, the leaders get dependent on the followers, and the truth is lost. The truth is, people need to lead themselves. All the truth needs is the Internet and work to spread it.
You must take all the help you can get, and give as much help as you can.
This time, the truth is not dependent on a single leader. In the past, a lowlife could kill a prophet and stop the truth from getting out, but not now.
This book is just the spark that will get people talking about the real truth. I am just a guy with a match that is trying to start a truth fire.
The only thing we all have in common is that we play tricks in order to force ourselves to abandon the quest. The counter-measure is to persist in spite of all the barriers and disappointments. Carlos Castaneda
The next best thing to knowing the ultimate truth is seeking it.
A new revelation is the revealing to others a fundamental truth that has never been revealed before. This book is filled with new revelations of truth. I did not know any of the things that I have put in this book before they came to me. I just filled in the blanks as they appeared. It is a gift to me and now to you.
Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler. An unknown sage - whose name is self. In your body he dwells. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom. Friedrich Nietzsche
The key is to not think much. As John Lennon said, you need a blank sheet of paper before you can put anything new on it. You have to get the bats out of the belfry, make room for daddy, make room for something new to come to you.
You have to have the desire to receive the truth for it to come, but thinking about it does not make it happen. It is when you stop thinking that it comes.
When a revelation is true, it makes sense and fits into a pattern, which has continuity. It is also true for everyone, all the time; that is how you know it is true.
The revelations are just passing through me and this book to reach you.
They are for you as much as they were for me. If you are ready to receive them, you will understand what I am saying. If not, you will think I am crazy.
It is interesting that most of the word “know” is “now.”
People think life is very complicated. The truth is, it is very simple.
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