What is reality or what is real and true? Everyone seems to have a different idea of what is true. Many people are sure they have the whole truth,THEY live in reality. Two of my young grandsons made me think perhaps we all have only a piece of what is true and then we choose what we believe.
The three of us were sitting at the table cuddling and discussing big things like are dragon’s real, which one was the friendliness and what if you could ride a shark? If you are a grandparent you know, we were discussing all the big questions. Suddenly one of them looked at my hand and said, “Ma, I can see your bones and your blood.” at the mention of blood the second grandson quickly looked at my hand. “I see Ma’s bones but that is not blood” as he traces my veins “that is Ma’s water. Blood is red, water is blue.” How do you dispute such logic? Plus he is a year older which gives him added authority. At which time they both look at me for the judgement.
Adults argue about religion, politics, conspiracies, relationships, global warming, GMO’s, food in general, medicine and just about everything you can think of that people can see two sides too. As I grow older I realize everything has two sides. Maybe my grandsons have a lesson to teach. Perhaps every argument has some truth to it. Reality is, blood is red yet it is 92% water which is blue.
I think we see and focus on which part of the truth we want. What if you choose your reality by how you want to feel? You can look for things that make you feel fearful or feel hopeful. As we choose what we believe always remember nothing is 100% true but if you choose hope and love there is work attached. If you choose fear you give away your personal power. I like the story of a time when Dr. Lister was talking to a big group of doctors trying to convince them of Louis Pasteur’s theory that infection is caused by microorganisms. One Doctor that did not believe in “little things” you can not see causing cholera. He came up to Doctor Lister and took the beaker of cholera water and drank it down to prove he would not get ill. He did not get cholera. This was not in his reality. Napoleon Hill said, “whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can conceive.” What can we think about and create in our lives?
Always I ask myself, “How can we become so resilient that stress doesn’t matter? How can I leave this world better when I leave than it was when came? Today I choose Love and Joy