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On Mar 31, 2012 David Doane wrote:|
All I know is whether I am on the right path for me, and that I know when what I am experiencing is positive and feels right on. I don't know that my vision of the world's truth is genuine insight as opposed to misguided perception -- all I know is my vision of my truth and if I am being faithful to my truth. When I am faithful to my truth I have integrity, and I trust that. I really don't much care about the world's truth except to the extent of being smart enough to not get my throat cut. I don't know if I see the real hiding in the unreal. I sometimes see my real hiding in the unreal, at least I do when I am being honest with myself and being open. Inquiry to me means being open to ask and listen and pay attention and learn -- it reminds me of the Buddhists recommendation to always have the beginner's mind. The practice of that kind of inquiry is crucial to my self-development. Committed inquiry to me doesn't primarily mean trying to learn what someone has discovered, but means being open to what is in me and around me and learning from that, and that does result in deep realizations, as it has at times for me.