“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”- Marcus Aurelius
I was at a Toastmasters meeting the other night, we had a special guest, he came from a local newspaper. During the impromptu speaking portion of the meeting he said something which really stood out to me, something which I applied to understanding and knowing God/source/universe. They asked him where he got his news from, he said he went ‘directly to the source’ to find the truth. This reminded me of when I was a child, I would wonder why people would pray to Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, and all the other saints, it didn’t make sense to me. I would ask myself ‘Why don’t they go directly to the source?’ this would puzzle my young mind (This past year I learned why people pray to saints and it makes sense to me now).
Perhaps it was because of the tough environment that I grew up in that I resorted to have what I called ‘conversations with God’ as a child, God was like my invisible friend who I would converse with and ask a thousand questions to. I didn’t trust the adults to answer my questions, so I would go directly to the source and ask. This is how I perceived God, first hand.
Now as an adult I do wonder why people don’t go directly to the source to ask questions, why do they accept filtered information? This is how rumors and all sorts of lies are formed in the media and social situations. Instead of going directly to the source; people get processed information from others, from other people’s points of view. Would you drink orange juice that has been filtered through mud? So why would you accept someone else’s version of something that is important to you? Go out and test the waters, find out the truth for yourself, experience it. The truth is out there.