This month we’re talking about lessons and learning things and one of the biggest lessons can be learned from the seasons and their changes around us. Whether you live in a part of the world that sees big seasonal changes like I do or you’re just subject to the daily changes of warm or wet, you can’t avoid that it changes or stop the changes. It’s not easy to accept that is the norm rather than the occasional, but even the most basic of changes from alive to dead and morning to night happen without fail. Sometimes we can prolong life, and sometimes just because it’s a new day doesn’t mean it’s light out, but time has moved forward, whether we were ready or not.
But then we know all that, and we know that change happens whether we agree or participate or not. So really it comes back to our perspectives, the truth we believe and what we do with our knowledge. When we hold so tight to the truth we currently have we’re not able to accept the changes to the truth or that they may be good for us. However there are new things being discovered and uncovered each day, so to not be willing to change your perspective of what you see as truth is like saying that the world is still flat, just because it was believed to be so for years.
Does that mean we shouldn’t ever take things as fact or that there is no reality because it’s so ever changing? No, because for the time that it is today it is still today, and for the time that it is autumn, it is still autumn. It goes along with the statement of “innocent until proven guilty;” until guilt has been proven one way or the other the assumption is that innocence is the truth.
So what is your truth today? Are you living it and thriving because of it or is it time to discover some new truths?
“We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.” Zhuangzi