I love and greatly appreciate the feedback and questions I receive on the quotes I share. Some of the questions are thought provoking while some comments are as simple as,” huh?”
I share the quotes (mostly from The Key to LIFE, Living In Full Expression) to stimulate thought and curiosity so we can better understand why we believe what we believe. And ultimately, to determine if what we believe is true.
Imagine this, most of what we believe is not from personal experience but from what we have read or have been told and then accept as true. But what if what we have held as true is not, how far from the Truth might we be?
These are questions I ask of my Self almost daily. I don’t engage in this exercise to prove my Self or anyone else right or wrong but to determine if what I believe and hold as true is true, at least for me in this moment.
You might ask why this is important. For me, and I would imagine countless others, I want to be as certain as possible that each decision I make is being made against the truth (as much as I can know it) and not just something that I hold and accept as true. This is especially important when it comes to questions about our Self.
Are we what we do or the roles that we play? Or, is who we are what allows us to do what we do and play the roles that we play?
When I consider these questions I think in terms of stripping away all of the thoughts and beliefs of who I think and believe I am. When I strip away any titles, accomplishments, wealth, worries, concerns, perceived shortcomings and any roles I play or have played, who or what is left?
When we look in the mirror, who or what looks back? When we consider these questions, who or what is considering these questions? And to take it one level deeper, who or what is thinking about the fact that we are thinking about these questions? Who or what indeed.
I believe the purpose of life to be the progressive realization of the Truth of who we are. This progressive realization comes through the choices we make and the experiences of our Self within the context of life’s events.
What I have found through my “progressive realization” process (life) is that today what I know to be true, tomorrow might not be. What does this mean? Quite simply, it means that I only know what I know up to this moment and that in any new moment information or an experience can change what I know and therefore change the truth as I held it.
By being unattached to what I believe I remain open and receptive to what is or might be in this moment. I therefore allow or incorporate this new truth into my beliefs and understanding and live from this knowing until greater truths are revealed.
By allowing for the fluidity of truth I come ever closer to the Truth and therefore, live more fully in the Truth of who I AM.
Until next time,
Jim Phillips is an author, speaker and certified L.I.F.E.and business coach. For the better part of 30 years he has been an entrepreneur and business leader inspiring others to higher levels of achievement through his presentations and seminars.
His true passion is the exploration and application of spiritual law as it applies to prosperity and overall quality of life. One of Jim’s gifts is his ability to help others understand and apply complex spiritual concepts to their personal life. This has lead to the development of his L.I.F.E. Coaching program. (LIFE- living in full expression)
Jim’s first book, The Key to LIFE, Living In Full Expression, is the result of a knowing that he had a very specific message to share of our connection to Divinity. This message was to be shared when the time was right, that time is now.
His second book, From Inspiration to Intention, delves deep into the theme of how we create our life experiences through our thoughts, beliefs and intentions, whether conscious of it or not.
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