Re-Examine Your Perspective
“There are things known, and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley.
Once upon a time in my Primary School days my Religious Knowledge Teacher, at the end of her class, asked: “If there’s anyone who’ll go to Heaven who do you think that person will be?” “My father!” I answered.
Amazed at the unexpected answer, my teacher queried, “Why your father?”
Me: “… because he is a good man.”
As a little boy (and still up till now) I idolized my Dad. In my mind, he was such a perfect man. To so high a holy eminence did I hold him that I felt he could do no wrong. I love my Dad. However, as an adult and with all the superlative love and respect I still have for him, I have come to realize that he is not a perfect man.
And that, my friend, is the truth about truth – it is always constant, but your understanding of the truth may not be consistent. Our knowledge of truth varies according to our level of information, experience or exposure. Thus, what you consider truth today becomes untrue tomorrow – when your knowledge and experience become fuller.
I’m sure you can recall instances when you’ve held beliefs, opinions, positions, that you considered sacrosanct and incontrovertible, only to change such views many years down the line. Time there was when the world was deemed to be flat, but today we know for a truth that the earth is spherical.
So, my friend, never jump to the hasty conclusion that those who are dancing are crazy simply because you cannot hear the music. Always examine – and re-examine – your perspective.