Part of this Trust30 exercise is to clarify my own thinking, and in so doing, I’ll be using analogies and language that make the most sense to me – and a big part of that is my religious practice. This isn’t meant as an attempt to convince people to my way of thinking. Rather, it’s an attempt to explain my thinking to myself. Anyone reading this is, of course, welcome to draw their own analogies, use their own metaphors, and do their own writing, thank you very much. Let me also state at the outset that I’m someone that believes that things can be objectively true. That they are true not based on our point of view, thank you very much, Obi-Wan (and even then, note that Obi-Wan said many, not all – and in that, the Emperor mirrors that language in RotJ when he says that Luke is mistaken about a great many things), but that they are true despite our point of view. And once I accept that as a starting premise, the next question has to be: Oh Say, What is Truth? And this writing helps me think about that, and maybe come closer to it. At least, that’s the goal.
Here’s today’s Emerson.
I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, if we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There’s a lot to pack here. I’ve talked about trusting yourself, and making decisions, and doing work. This quote brings a couple of things to mind. Pokémon, an iron rod, and a tree. Why? Beats me. Let me ramble on for a bit, and we’ll see what tumbles out.
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Trust30 – #11 – Geekiness, Truth, and the Path
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