The Truth that's eluding us
The Truth that’s eluding us
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Erudite souls make sense of the world and set parameters of understanding, conventions by which we attempt to follow their trains of thought. Ideas become rules, rules become laws, laws become truths and truths become reality. Assumption then on our part, becomes the backbone of learning and therefore of our understanding and reality.
It already sounds fundamentally lacking doesn’t it? With our understanding we have learned a great deal about our physical world and have made leaps and bounds in all the sciences, but have we scratched the surface yet?
One thing that humanity is inherently good at is overestimating our capacity and arrogantly claiming superiority over all other life forms. Yet our conclusions are based on precepts and assumptions dictated by our intellect rather than the truth. Humility is not often a human trait and perception does not necessarily mean truth.
The process of proving theories based on scientific principles is a step by step method founded on logic, the basic method of deduction that we humans use to evaluate and understand anything. This is a linear process, a result of our aptitude in thought. It is by definition single dimensional, going from point A to point B.
This single dimensional process of thought is like seeing the world as a cartoon, lines and colours restricted to one flat surface. However, the world exists in three dimensions, with perhaps another in an esoteric sense. That leaves us with the thought that perhaps our understanding of life the universe and everything is somewhat limited.
Born with the ability to think, have free will, to learn and to make choices, we have become arrogant about whom we think we are. In our base linear thinking we have classified all things from that perspective, with humanity at the pinnacle of this so-called evolved list.
In our linear thinking plants may be seemingly unevolved, but with perceptions that only span one dimension, who are we to make that judgement? What in our ignorance are we missing? There’s that old saying ‘assume makes an ASS out of U and ME’. Plants live in perfect harmony with their environment; they do not hate, experience war, and suffer the mental anguish that humanity does. In a real sense we should aspire to be plants.
Humanity is lost in the complexities of the lives we have created. We assume everything; think only to support our single-minded goals and the pursuit of the illusion of wealth. We are base creatures, animals that destroy anything that stands in our way. We are arrogant and foolish, selfish beyond grasp, and have little compassion for our fellow beings. This is sad, but true- the state of the world reveals this truth.
Humanity must gain some perspective on ourselves and our world and realise that we have such a long way to go. We have all the potential in the world and there are at least two other dimensions to explore. We should not limit our course by assuming anything. Worth thinking about?
More by this Author
A philosophic piece about the act of pushing and the problems it can create.
An article about thinking and how it governs our physical life.
This hub reviews the causation of human misery and describes the power of human thought and how we can create positive outcomes in life.