You cannot hide the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Some millions of people aver that the Earth is flat ~ there are books, Facebook pages, groups, magazines, religions, societies, Tweets, websites, and YouTube videos devoted to the idea that the Earth is not a sphere. And, do you know what? On a day-to-day basis, the ‘Flat Earth’ concept works perfectly well ~ going from here to my local store I don’t have to take into account the curvature of the Earth. If I can triangulate a position I can ignore the curvature of the Earth and treat the triangle as though the world was flat.
But, and here’s the thing, tomorrow I’m flying from England to California, and if the navigation system in the aircraft is programmed to think the world is a flat plane then I’m totally screwed. In any event, I’m pretty certain that we will be flying a great circle course over the North Pole, and that wouldn’t work if the Earth was, indeed, flat.
On a clear day in California, standing on the shore, looking out over the Pacific Ocean, one can actually see the curvature of the Earth at the horizon. The ‘Flat Earthers’ have a lot of explanations and arguments against that simple observation ~ but then, by definition, a flat earther is out of touch with reality.
Just because a lot of people believe something does not make it true. Just because a charismatic guru / leader / speaker / teacher says something does not make it true. Just because your religion has a specific article of faith does not make it true. Just because your counsellor / priest / therapist, or your ‘higher power’ says something does not make it true. Just because your ‘group’ collectively agrees on something does not make it true. Just because I write something here does not make it true for you.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. ~ Vivkananda
Nothing is real except that you are a spiritual, emotional, thinking, physical being ~ and the things you believe in may not be true, but they may be very useful to you. Only the insane do not try to make sense of the world. We attempt to give meaning to everything we encounter, and every experience we have. As an adult this gives us an habitual way of thinking, a rule book, and a map of our own world ~ mostly these serve us well and allow us to survive and thrive in a complex environment.
Reality is merely an illusion. albeit a very persistent one. ~ Albert Einstein
But sometimes our internal rule book, our reality, and our map of the world is wrong, untrue, limiting, imprisoning, and dangerous. This particularly applies if our map of the world has been unduly influenced by others ~ or if negative events in our past have twisted the way that we view the world and the people in it. (And, that applies to 99.9999% of the people on this planet.)
You are creating your next moment based on what you are feeling and thinking. That is what’s real. ~ Doc Childre
Most of us have within us the capacity to transcend who we are today, to become a ‘better’ person, to achieve things that we thought were impossible for us. Mostly we need to change our rule book, to reframe our internal map, have an open mind, be prepared to take another path, in order to change and grow.
I know that’s difficult ~ for some it’s impossible. But, if you have taken the time to read this post, and the time to try and understand it, then you have it within you to truly walk the warrior’s path with grace, honour, and your eyes on the far horizon.
Which is curved, because, like the sun and the moon, the Earth is not flat.
The truth is out there.