Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Assumptions, Part 1

Stop Blaming, Take Responsibility and Start Making Things Better

Our assumptions about the world, life and living determine our experience and quality of life.

Assumptions have a grain of Truth, sometimes a bit more, but they are never the whole Truth. They are a partial picture of Reality.

Your assumptions are complete and true enough for you. But they act as a filter for the whole of Reality - allowing in what supports them, and screening out what doesn't.

Assumptions limit. They are the boundaries of our comfort zones.

To know our assumptions and choose to go beyond them, is to grow, have more options, achieve ever greater success, become more complete and real. It is to stop blaming, become responsible and start making things better.

We expand vast amounts of energy - emotional and physical, holding on to our assumptions, our tiny bits of Reality, while denying and fighting the rest of a vast Reality that mayor may not support them.

This is exhausting and stressful. It feels like we're running as fast as we can and getting nowhere. We feel like victims. We're angry, aggressive and afraid.

We are mistaking assumptions about Reality, for Reality; mistaking ourselves for our assumptions, identifying too closely with our beliefs. You are not your assumptions, beliefs and thoughts.

You are more, much more. Assumptions, beliefs and thoughts are not real. We make them real by our allegiance to them.

Like styles in clothing, art and music, assumptions, beliefs and thoughts come and go. But you, and I remain.

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