I guess what I mean by the first truth is that experiences cannot be measured against one another. I think we can aspire to achieve certain things and live through certain events but the experience one person has is still unique to that person. I especially don’t mean to say that I am any better than those who say they have achieved some higher level of consciousness through hallucinogens. I just don’t think that this path toward enlightenment has to be the only one for every person. I have in the past felt a sort of attitude from some who have (and this is certainly not all who have nor was it intentional, I’m sure) like, “One day when the time is right for you, you will see what I mean.” No- I am okay with where I am. Yes- maybe one day I will try it, but I know that my path has not lead me there yet, and I am okay with what it is showing me right now.
This is leading me to the next truth discovered today over a cup of coffee and french toast:
4. Any time I judge others, I am judging them against me, meaning that I’ve already passed some sort of positive or negative judgement against myself. I think that we just need to try hardest to see ourselves where we are. Right now. (For me, this is maybe the hardest one to accomplish.)
Hey and that is leading to 5-8…
5. I AM (YOU ARE) IMPORTANT.
6. Everyone is capable of fantastic things.
7. It is okay not to be perfect.
8.I like who I am, and want to be the highest/truest/most real version of myself always.