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What theory or thought enlightened you?

  1. TruthDebater profile image61
    TruthDebaterposted 7 years ago

    What is the single most important theory or thought that has ever enlightened or pushed your mind to a different level of thinking?

    1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
      ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      mandelbroth's fractals.

      1. TruthDebater profile image61
        TruthDebaterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why?

        1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
          ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          because then, i got it that I am actually still the same kid repeating my reality in varying scales of complexity. But it is the same question. the same mission.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      .

      1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
        ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        true . is the essence of all.

    3. Beelzedad profile image60
      Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Relativity.

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    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    Control is an illusion.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Please do explain?

    2. ceciliabeltran profile image85
      ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      interesting...

  3. Mr,Motivated profile image59
    Mr,Motivatedposted 7 years ago

    Bruce Lee said That in his life he fought many oppenents and overcame many obsticles, but the strongest opponent he ever met was himself.

    1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
      ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      true true...satan according to some kabbalist, means the adversary within.

  4. Mr,Motivated profile image59
    Mr,Motivatedposted 7 years ago

    And in Buddism Enlighment is a battle within to cleanse ones soul.

    By Mr, Motivated
    Thanx for stopping by.

  5. Newsclipper profile image80
    Newsclipperposted 7 years ago

    No single big epiphany for me. It's just sort of a learning process all throughout life. Learning that we're all connected, that we never see ourselves the way others see us. Also, that everyone is doing the best they can at the time. Maybe not the best they know how, but the best they can at the time.

    I guess if I were to pick one big one, it's that lost opportunities are almost never able to be regained. You can't be afraid to grab them when they come along. Fear paralyzes so many people and it kills growth.

    1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
      ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      when someone tells me this i think of what my mother said about the shoe on sale that was bought....there's always another shoe, another sale.

      1. Newsclipper profile image80
        Newsclipperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        See, for me, personally, it would be just that kind of thinking that would have me end up shoe-less after a while.
        At some point I need to just stop fretting over it and buy the dang shoes. smile

        1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
          ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          i see...for me. the lesson was, stop thinking that's the only shoe you'll ever get because otherwise you rake a debt.

          1. Newsclipper profile image80
            Newsclipperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm enjoying this discussion. It's interesting how we each have our own lessons to learn and how we go about learning them.

  6. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    The single most important thought that changed my whole outlook was to question and throw out everything I was ever taught about life and God. Evidence often hasn't equated to what I was taught, and so I had to derive my own core beliefs.

    From there, it's a combination of rethinking my own self talk, science, etc.

  7. TruthDebater profile image61
    TruthDebaterposted 7 years ago

    Keep going, you all are giving great answers, thanks.

  8. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I can do that...  If we're willing to learn and try we can do most anything we want to.  The biggest hurdle in life for most people is the thought that we can't do something.  Only if we truly believe that we CAN do it will we ever accomplish much. 

    I've taught myself to fix my own cars and homo.  I learned to paint, however poorly, but it pleases me.  I am learning to write just be being on HP and working on it.  None of that would be possible without the first thought that "I can do that...."

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    fallenangel666posted 7 years ago

    Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much the twilight of the gods as of reason.

    Tolkien

  10. John for truth profile image59
    John for truthposted 7 years ago

    There isn't any ONE thing, for me it's a series. Something happens to awaken you, and you begin to be drawn to the truth. I've learned many things in the last year or so. I've learned that our creation as told by society, is bogus! I've learned that our government not only lies, but it's a way of life with them. I've learned that almost, if not EVERYTHING is run by a handful of money and power hungry elite individuals. Basically our entire existence is nothing less than a "matrix" that has been created to control the masses.

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      fallenangel666posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The very real problems you describe are a result of our own political apathy, we no longer have a true from of democracy but rather a four year guaranteed dictatorship. When Che Gueverra was murdered in Bolivia all our dreams of freedom died.

      1. John for truth profile image59
        John for truthposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sure you are right, but there is so much more. 9-11, Kennedy, central banks, even alien existence and disclosure

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          fallenangel666posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why would aliens need to kidnap people to experiment on them, they can get all the information they need from the world wide web?

          1. John for truth profile image59
            John for truthposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I don't know they need to kidnap anyone, but they played a huge role in our creation, or modification. Plenty of evidence in Giza

            1. John for truth profile image59
              John for truthposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I think a lot of the kidnapping or abduction stories have been engineered by the ones that want the alien story to look silly

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                fallenangel666posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                It takes three days for a radio message to reach mars, the same for a reply. Most of the stars we see in the sky no longer exist, it took so long for their light to reach us. Nothing as far as we know can travel faster than the speed of light and those stars are millions of light years away. The Universe is expanding in all directions away from its point of origin, our part of the Universe is not any where near the edge. Advanced civilizations could have come and gone before the earth even formed. As we are seperated from the the far flung parts of the Universe, not only by distance but by time, what chance is there that two advanced civilizations would come into contact?

                1. John for truth profile image59
                  John for truthposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  The chances are staggering. Who says they are in space ships and NOT already here?

                  I've been lead to believe that WE are part of THEIR DNA. It goes back to GIZA and if you read verses from the bible, literally, it all makes sense.

                  1. ceciliabeltran profile image85
                    ceciliabeltranposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

  11. Rod Marsden profile image79
    Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago

    I think therefore I am.

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      fallenangel666posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We are what we believe we are, that doesn't mean that we are what we wish to be.

      1. Rod Marsden profile image79
        Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No one is saying you are wrong there fallenangel666.

 
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