Whose Truth Are You Living?

"Believe nothing.
No matter where you read it,
Or who said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense."
~ Buddha

I wonder how many of us are basing our lives on someone else's truth? Many people take what has been given to them as "the way it is" and automatically live within the confines of that idea, never challenging that idea or looking at the possibilities that may lie beyond it. It requires courage to challenge and question the traditions and relative "truths" that, over the years (centuries), have been generationally passed down and blindly accepted. Whether we are talking politics, religion, race or any other area of our lives where we tend to simply accept the opinions of others without considering how it really rests in our own hearts, Buddha's admonition is worth exploring.

Whose truth are you living? What truth has shaped the life you call your own today? Does it agree with your own reason and common sense, or is it based on someone else's? With conscious self inquiry you need go no further than your own mind for the answer because it's your truth that you are seeking, not another's, yes? Something to reflect upon.

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