“What we see depends mainly on what we look for”. John Lubbock, British banker, naturalist, archaeologist.
It is amazing to me all the variables present in a person’s perception of “truth”. It has been said that truth is “self-evident”….however the wide-spread confusion in the world concerning what is “truth” and what is “error” suggests otherwise. With life experience there comes an understanding that there are shades of gray, and with that the realization that “truth” is rarely, if ever, absolute.
I just returned from a wonderful weekend signing books and sharing with people my “truth’s” regarding nutrition and wellness. It was remarkable to me that given the solidity of the science behind what was presented, and the pedigree of those presenting and endorsing this nutritional science, that there were only hundreds in attendance rather than ten’s of thousands.
How do we perceive truth? Is it really as variable and capricious as it appears? If truth is not a plainly evident absolute to all who hear or see the ‘evidence’….why is there so much confusion?
Spiritual truth is a great example. What seems to be “the gospel” to one person is heresy to the next. As spirituality descends into religion, then further into dogma, the essence of truth grows steadily dim.
Chiropractic is another good example. Seems pretty simple to me. Pressure. Decreased function. Relieve pressure. Improved function and wellness returns. Easy right? Not so much…
We filter truth through a dirty sieve of fear and conditioned belief. Our B.S. (belief systems for example) distort and rearrange all information to a degree, at times beyond recognition.
So for those with evangelical zeal to disseminate truth and heal the masses comes the challenge point. Some will, some won’t. Following the rule of “next” is tough. Can I really allow my neighbor the complete freedom of determining their own truth? Can I choose to be completely OK with the result of their decision?
Again I come back to the Art of Allowing. The toughest principle to own. Yet I know that pursuing the virtue of consistent allowing is the path that leads to the greatest joy.
May you each love and allow to the fullest this week….
©2012 Perry Chinn,D.C. All rights reserved.
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate Seattle area for 25 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix (www.Acctrix.com), co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear ( www.PerryChinn.com). His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life University graduate (Marietta), has been practicing for 37 years, currently in NW Montana. He has served as a board member and vice-president of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. As a Gonstead technique diplomate, Dr. Chinn is authorized to teach and coach the Gonstead system to other doctors of chiropractic. He is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear (www.PerryChinn.com), his book Symphony of Wellness (now in an expanded 3rd edition) focuses on the science and benefits of the Nobel Prize winning science of nitric oxide for cardiovascular health and whole body wellness. He is available for keynote speaking and coaching. Dr. Chinn can be reached at DrPChinn@gmail.com