- our beliefs we have about ourselves
- our thoughts we fill our mind with and
- our opinions or even our assumptions we make about us.
Week Four: Knowing your “true” self and your “Truth” Discovering our true self and better yet our truth are essential as we go deeper in learning and exploring who we really are. To know our truth we must first understand the difference between “true” and “Truth”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn9BUfUCL4I The video of The Blind Men and the Elephant illustrates this well when six blind men are introduced to a different part of an elephant and each describe what an elephant is like, they quickly proclaim what they believe to be an absolute truth. But they are claiming their truth based on their limited experience, their feelings, senses, and opinions. Even though what each man says about the elephant is “true” based on their experience, it is not the entire “Truth”. This can certainly happen in our own life, we too may possibly be missing the opportunity to learn from other’s perspectives therefore missing out on the entire picture and the whole “Truth”. The result, no one has the Truth, in its entirety. In reference to knowing ourselves, we can all experience what is “true” to us, quite simply it is who we think we are. This can be based on three things: