“The forceps of our minds are clumsy things and crush the truth a little in the course of taking hold of it.” –H.G. Wells, British author
It has been said that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. Yet many of us waste it on a daily basis through the sabotage of fear…that imagined “reality” that destroys true mental brilliance and effectiveness. Truth is indeed fragile in the jaws of fear. A fact that has been made sadly evident over the past hundred years or so of human existence. The definition of truth itself has taken a beating.
“All truth goes through three steps: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
I am hopeful that we are entering a time where we have finished crushing the truth, ridiculing it’s wisdom and are at at last ready to accept the self-evident gems of common sense. With the fear-based mind as a weapon, spirit often receives crushing blows.
Thinking is often thought of as a prerequisite to wisdom. My experience has too often shown quite the reverse. Truth is. It does not require the thinking mind to validate. True spiritual practice quiets the thinking mind. It calms, controls and observes while the thinking mind needs a problem to tackle in order to justify its existence. This is where the practices of meditation and non-engaged observing achieve their verity.
We live in a world that believes that truth must be fought for and defended. Often through bloody conflicts at the expense of the lives and suffering of many. We also live in a world that has experienced occasional glimpses of non-violent spiritual progress. This is the world that I choose to leave as a legacy.
It is not easy to allow truth to be “self evident”. Our evolutionary nature is to protect and defend against the fear of loss. And defense of truth is no exception. Something as simple as a smile and a gentle touch reveals to my children and grand-children that I love them. This is truth. They do not need to see me slay imaginary enemies of fear to appreciate the truth of this love.
My spiritual practice today is to allow truth to unfold and manifest without the need of a fear defense. This is allowing. This is the peace that passes all understanding, at least the understanding of the thinking mind.
IN-JOY your day!
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate Seattle area for 26 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) available at Amazon, 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
Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life University graduate (Marietta), has been practicing for 32 years, currently in Missoula, 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