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commented on Nov. 12, 2012
“The wisest words in the world will never help you unless you are willing to help yourself”.
This is to do with learning from our external environment & being willing to accept that just maybe someone else’s interpretation & beliefs might be right or have at least some grounding for one to learn from. Accepting all external knowing as possible truth helps in the willingness to help yourself for if we do the opposite in only excepting our own beliefs/knowing as being fact all we are doing is fighting against ourselves with the rest of our external knowing environment thus we are not helping ourselves to become wise.
It is said true wisdom comes from within but wisdom can only be firstly learnt from our external environmental selves for if we keep fighting against this external environment we will never see our inner wise selves so really true wisdom really does come from our external environmental selves.
There is a little bit of a paradox here, for one to cope better with one’s outer environment one needs to go within to see the outer environment in a different light & once this is done one is able to bring one’s inner knowing & wisdom forth into the light, the outer environment. The paradox is if one isn’t coping to well or accepting of this external environment one can’t go with in & that’s where practicing in yoga, meditation, Tao & so forth help, this is helping yourself.
In human history this is, I think, where we are at, practicing in these things to help with coping with our external environment to help go within to our inner knowing & wisdom, we are, in my mind, in the infant stages of this, the next stage is actually finding our inner wisdom so we can see our external world in quite a different truer light not just something to escape from because we have no true understanding of it.
“Truer understanding comes from acceptance of what is without conflict”.