I can promise you this: what I post here is real. It’s authentic. It’s my life through my eyes. It’s all true…
But here’s the thing: it may not seem true to you. If you know me, it may not BE true to you. We all have different thoughts, feelings, reactions, and ways of handling (good and bad) things. What’s true to me may not be true to you. That’s where the real struggle lies.
You’re free to your truth just as I’m free to mine. We can debate and go back and forth all day. Either we’ll have a change of mind or we’ll be even more set in our own ways.
Before, I thought one would always be wrong. Say you and I disagree on whether or not TV is bad. I say it isn’t, so I watch TV. You say it’s bad and therefore you don’t watch TV. Both of us could give reasons why we’re right…but are we? It could go either way. In fact, it probably is both at the same time.
What appears to be true is different to each of us. Neither is right and neither is wrong. Or maybe we’re both right and we’re both wrong.
Of course there are situations where this isn’t the case; God, for example. Either there is a God or there isn’t. There is no in between space. One can’t say, “Oh yes, there’s a God!” while another says, “It’s not even possible.” and then BOTH be right. There is or there isn’t.
This also works with good and evil. You can’t have one without the other. There can’t be good if there isn’t evil. There can’t be evil if there isn’t good. We wouldn’t know one without the other.
We wouldn’t recognize dark without knowing light. And so on and so forth.
But it works with the TV example…so what’s different? This is something I’ve been thinking about lately. I don’t think I’ve quite figured it out, but it’s interesting to think about, that’s for sure.
Are you like me, almost always thinking things are black and white (it is or it isn’t)? Or do you see gray?