Saturday, January 28, 2012


Picture by: Tommy Bradahl

We have structured our society on the idea that there is and can be only one ultimate truth. Of course we have been fighting for centuries over which truth is THE ONE truth. But the fact that there is and can be only ONE truth is one thing that we all agree on. This is profoundly expressed in the worlds religions of today.

CHRISTIANS: There is but one savior Christ. MUSLIM: There is only one God, Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. JUDAISM: Israel are God's chosen people and one true faith.  

The idea is repeated over and over again. And it is an idea that has caused so much human suffering in the world today. From the Crusades, Inquisition, Terrorist Attacks it has been Jew against Christian, Christian against Muslim, Catholics against Protestant to the toll of literally billions of lives. All sacrificed for the idea that OUR way is THE way. This idea has caused unbelievable harm to humankind, and it is based on a lie. If there were only one truth in the universe it would be this, there is only one thing and everything is part of the one thing that is. I will explain the meaning to that in depth later on. But for now suffice it to say that the truth is subjective. My truth and yours do not have to be the same. In fact they are most definitely NOT the same. To illustrate this I like to use the 'liver factor'. 

What I mean by that is that I am one of the few people in the world that has acquired a taste for liver. When cooked just right with onions and mushrooms and maybe a side of mashed potatoes, liver is one of my favourite meals. My brother on the other hand despises liver. One bite almost immediately causes him to gag. Now when I taste the meat the same chemicals, vitamins, minerals are going into my mouth as is going into my brother's mouth, usually from the same pan. And our bodies are designed to process that information the same way. However my experience with liver is completely different than that of my brother's because while I am going for seconds he is running to bathroom to puke. So my truth about liver and my brother's truth about liver are completely different. This is because our perception and projection of the world around us is unique, but entirely appropriate for the individual. This is why we have so much conflict when it comes to religion or any institution that tries to impose ONE truth on everybody. There just isn’t one truth that fits all of humanity since you are all experiencing the world differently. 

Just imagine how much healing would occur if we just change two words, our way is A way instead of THE way. Imagine what conflicts would immediately be eliminated if the religions of the world could just say our way is A way instead of THE way. Suddenly we would not feel compelled to force everyone into our way of thinking. We could allow each other to discover their own truth. That's not to say that we shouldn't share our truths with each other, which I think is highly beneficial, but to say that we wouldn't REQUIRE anyone to accept our truth, nor would we consider anyone who didn't accept our truth any less. It is human nature to want to be right. We always think of ourselves as the good guys. And if we are right and someone else is doing something different, then they must be wrong by default under our current thinking. And then we are willing to sacrifice almost everything just so that we can be right by fighting, resisting and killing each other. Again when conflicts arise at the core there is an untruth. When we eliminate the lie and operate from the truth that remains, the result is instant harmony. 

And thus you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. When we operate from the idea that truth is relative to the individual perception we know longer see others operating under another truth as wrong or evil, which doesn't exist. The idea of evil comes from one of the most ubiquitous lies of all.  

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