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The Radical Perceptual Shift — Part 1

Thoughts by Oluwafemi stephens

In all situations, of course, the all-important question is: “Is it true?” Not: “Is it from my group?” “Does it please me?” “Does it displease me?” “Does it use my vocabulary and my definitions?” Not even “Is it 100% true?” 

“Who cares?” the saint would say. “Only the ego cares,” the Buddhist would say; and the ego is not interested in truth or in God, only in control. If it is even 10 percent true, the saint is grateful and happy for that gift.  

Richard Rohr
from The Naked Now; Learning to See as the Mystics See
Chapter: But We Have to Make Judgements, Don’t We?

To be continued . . .