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What is the biggest truth you personally have found in life?

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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So many wonderful words of wisdom in this thread!

I've been reading each and every post here and have been learning a few things too!

My thanks to the OP for starting up this topic!




posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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This "manifesto" of yours should be pasted on every corner, on every door, on every classroom wall.


I hope people really read it.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 02:39 PM
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I think the biggest truths I have learned so far are:
1) God exists but any attempt to understand God or wrap God up in a particular religion is foolhardy. God simply exists, that should bring solace enough.
2) You have no idea the depths you are able to love until you hold your own child. I used to laugh at this notion, but once I held my son for the first time I knew what people meant. That love, ultimately, went beyond my child once I realized that everyone is a child of someone who loves them as deeply as I love my child and should be treated as such.

Everything else is just stuff getting in the way.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 02:41 PM
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I'm a bitter cynic. Truth? Huh. I would have to say that everybody looks out for themselves most the time. You can spend all of your energy/money/etc trying to help people because everyone is so willing to take take take. People are the problem...all of us.

I think the big truth though is that there is no reality. Ashes to ashes dust to dust. We are here and then we aren't. No one will remember you in the end, because eventually everything will be gone. Nothing you do matters. Some say all is one...fine. If all is one that is b/c we all end up dead (aka the same). So how can any of this be real if there will be no survivors in the end?

Does a tree make a sound in the forest if no one is around to hear it? I say yes and no. It makes a sound (vibrations of the air), but because no one heard it, it did nothing. Just like us. In the end everything we do is...nothing.

So I usually walk around in a sort of haze looking at everyone and everything like it is crazy. Calm the f down and enjoy what little there is to enjoy.

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 02:48 PM
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You're not a 'glass half-full' kinda guy, are you? Take a peek at my last post - Might help


[edit on 8/4/08 by Myrdyn]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 02:57 PM
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Lol. No I can be a glass half-full kind of guy. Right now I am just in a bad mood. Ultimately though I feel like I am in a dream where all there is to do is eat, have sex, drink, and deal with peoples constant BS. It is all starting to bore me and I can't wake up.

[edit on 8-4-2008 by Draves]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:05 PM
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IMO, the most profound truth there is, is that reality is being experienced from *your* perspective, and not from the perspective of someone or something else, or from multiple perspectives, or from no perspective. There is no conceivable physical explanation for that condition. (also known as the why-am-I-me question). I wrote a little essay on it a while back: jeffwunder.wordpress.com...



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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Sounds like you're suffering from a mild depression - which is another great truth of modern society. You need a creative focus for your mind.

You appear to be an intelligent chap - why not do some deep research on your favourite topic, use your imagination and consider writing a book.

(Sorry for going off topic a little)



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:24 PM
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The biggest truth in life I have found is that EVERYONE is selfish (or has a reason to benefit themselves).

Think about it...some people are naturally nice because if makes them feel better on the inside. Some people are freaks (no need to explain or get specific) and feel better about themselves for doing things society deems bad.

Enviornment and our life story does have an impact on what makes us feel better - but as someone else has said...biology effects alot of us, and to change some peoples "corrupted" minds is sometimes almost impossible.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:25 PM
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The biggest truth that I have found is that you work your whole life and get #ed by the government and then you get old retire and die where you must pay the death tax and your family must pay the tax for you casket and its not like you can be thrown in a ditch when you die you'd probably get in trouble for trespassing.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:26 PM
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The biggest truth I have learned after 65 years is:

Life is an endless pursuit of the Truth. But each of us has a different definition of Truth and accept as Truth that which feels best. In the end, Truth is unobtainable, it is not an object to hold, Truth is the quest itself.

Hopup



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:39 PM
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You're right, Hopup - The 'journey' is more important than actually 'getting there'.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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Two things.

First, there is no reason to be afraid. Ever. There is not a single thing in this universe that deserves your fear. Anything that you should "rightly" be afraid of, will only be empowered by that fear while you are weakened by it. Fear will freeze you from action and thought, and cripples the mind to the reality of the matter at hand.

Second, hate is a waste. Why spend so much time striving against something to a point where you cannot picture your existence without it there to hate? If you're going to obsess so, you might as well love and maybe get something out of the deal.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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Great thread. My own reply: I have learned much in over 50 years, but some things prove again and again to be true. Firstly, your life, who you are is shaped by your early years. You might not realise the consequences of a traumatised childhood or a loving, nurturing environment until you are adult. Secondly I believe its true that what you give out, you get back in. Hurt and be hurt, care, and be cared for. Im sure we can write a whole volume of wisdom with this thread, or may even start a new religion . Well maybe not !



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 04:55 PM
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Life is not fair.
Thats just the way it is.
Its how you deal with it that makes difference!


[edit on 8-4-2008 by animal63]

[edit on 8-4-2008 by animal63]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 05:00 PM
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The biggest truth I have discovered in my life is that well over half of my family are a bunch of incompetent, immoral, self-serving aholes.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:18 PM
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Raja Yoga: each human brain is potentially the greatest thing ever created.

Being spiritual does not necessarily mean being religious.

We are immortals. Reincarnation is real. Spiritual liberation is real.

God loves us unconditionally; even the worst criminal is just a bad little boy (or girl) for awhile. "Awhile" might mean thousands of years. That's okay.

Creation is dual: good cannot exist without evil, and evil cannot exist without good. But the individuals who choose to be good will also be happy.

A million years is a minute. A thousand years is a second.

Everything is connected. I am no better than an ant; an angel is no better than me.

You are my brother or sister. God is our Father or Mother.

Tribalism is selfishness. Learn to think of EVERYONE as your brother or sister.

Eternal BLISS-LOVE-WISDOM-LIFE is the real goal for each one of us.

Meditation and serving others is the way to that goal.

Wherever we are in our evolution is OK. Even hatred and viciousness is OK. It is all a dream. Only "Satchitananda" is real.

When you suffer, life is forcing you to become stronger.

Be thankful for everything that comes to you in life.

Love.







[edit on 8-4-2008 by brygivrob]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:19 PM
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My biggest truth is that most things we are tought and told, are big phat lies, and that truth is in the eye of the beholder.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:21 PM
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At some point in my forties I realized that I had everything I needed... that is not to say that there weren't things I wouldn't like, but that is not the same thing.



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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Two biggest truths really,
Life and Love.
These two are always present no matter where you go.



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