One of the major questions for our time.

We’ve been granted levels of freedom, and levels of ubiquitous information that the world has not had the privilege of having in the palm of their hands, and at their fingertips in the course of human history. Here we are, in a world where a question, either spoken into or tapped onto the screen of a wallet-sized device will tell us nearly anything we want to know. And if it doesn’t understand what we’re saying it will correct our tapping or reply in a smooth voice “i’m sorry, I can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. But here’s what I found on the web.”

Information is ubiquitous. Freedom is apparently uncapped.

Find your purpose.

Find your passion.

Learn what you need to learn to become who you want to become.

OK. Who do you want to become?

And much more importantly - WHO, or WHAT are you listening to for inspiration when it comes to that??

We’ve created a world where we are enabling the core of our souls, the essence of our beings to have a choice in not only how we spend a bit of our time, but also how we make a living.

What a big choice that is.

So much identity. When most of us all used to just identify as hard working people getting by, paying taxes before we die.

The world before this one used to have limited sources of information - you could choose between white collar or blue collar.

Red states or blue states (Donkeys or elephants)

Marry Mary or Linda. Elope with Robert or Joseph.

Limited options. We weren’t paralyzed by the Paradox of Choice. (cool article here on why the paradox of choice could explain why you’re still single).

But the paradox of choice isn’t even what I’m talking about here.

I’m talking about the truth.

You used to have to sort through about 4 opinions to find what was “the most true” before: The news, your level-headed neighbour Fred, the consensus at the water cooler, and your significant other’s.

But today, where do you even start.

How about rabbit holes of Facebook? Reddit? How about CNN / Breitbart / BBC / NYTimes / HuffPo / The Economist? Or 1 - N podcasts? Or the group of 500 - 2,000 people you follow on Instagram? Or that one person you seem to trust out there like Jordan Peterson, who you feel like you can trust them with all of their perspectives on all issues?

One question to help you wade through the modern world and find out what is the most important, relevant, powerful and appropriate answers is this - in all situations ask yourself:

“What is the most true?”

It will help you look not for objective perfection, but for subjective perfection - the best you can do with the information and discernment you have at your disposal.

One of the realities of the world, that feels like a complete paradox - everyone’s got a different perception of reality. That doesn’t mean their perception is true - but their perception is their experience. Their experience is part of their reality, so we have to take that into consideration - it’s just a good-person thing to do, (accept another person’s reality) especially seeing that we’re just hoping for others to acknowledge our perception and our reality and our experience as a piece of understanding what the truth may be.

So we ask not what is true, but what is the most true. Because we have the humility to realize that in a wide world of billions, our perspective is a piece of the beautiful puzzle that makes humanity tick. And adds up to make a truth.

Some people have more credible perspectives than others. Sometimes they have a better view of the truth.

But for any of us to ask, straight out of the gate, “What is the truth?” it might preclude us from finding it, because it assumes the possibility of closing the whole question down once ‘enough’ true things reveal themselves to validate a position that validates our egos in both being just right enough, and just wrong enough to let us feel humble.

But it prevents us from understanding what is the most true. Asking what is the most true is a quest that never ends, but can be capped as required - sometimes you just need to pull the trigger with the best you’ve got.

But it leaves the door open.

Our brains aint shit. But they are. But they’re not. The universe has common knowledge that will remain secrets until we can admit that the infallible oracle of reason and rationality is merely just neurons firing in a blob of fat. Which usually does a pretty good job. But often doesn’t. But seems to come through in the clutch for the needs of our perceived world.

And you know how those neutrons fire? Not linear and intelligently - but like fucking shotgun blasts at a redneck party - enough of them get excited in a confined area (about 11-12) and then Ba-bang-bang-bang - off the shots go. You’re going to trust the full extent of infinity to that?

Try the question - what is the most true?

Is it true that our brains, applied rationally have brought us safety, freed us from tyranny, brought innovation, advancement and the best this world has to offer? Yes.

Is it also true that there is an incredibly large possibility that our brains can’t compute let alone perceive much of the universe? Yes.

Is it also true that there are countless, credible cases of awareness of states beyond this one most of us are having here right now? Yes.

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So in this world where there is endless freedom, and unlimited access to information - when you have an incredible opportunity to live a life humans have always dreamed of - use this tool to help you live a life that is as closely aligned to your inner truth as possible, which is the truth of your potential for living fully and completely.

Because if you keep asking this question, for yourself and for all situations - you start to uncover some crazy stuff. Life is amazing. And the amazement will never end so long as you keep looking for truth of it.

Gordon SwensonComment