Don’t Drink the Water. Drink the Truth

Posted: July 26, 2011 in 2011 Events & Posts

So, have you drunk the water? Well have you? What I mean is this. Who makes up your mind? Are you saying what you think? When you study your thoughts striping back all the layers and get to the meat of the true
thought. Is it yours? Really think about it. Most people just simply repeat things that they have heard other people say or do things like they have seen others do.

There seems to not be any more original thoughts in the world. I was listening to a discussion on the Patent industry. The program examined one particular patent. This one patent had been given to five thousand other people. Again I say no more original thoughts. The original Patent office only gave patents to applications that were original. Today’s office is all about the money. Again everything is repeated. Hair styles, music, even the way we raise or kids. Most of us are just raising our kids like our parents did.

Now look at this. When you meet someone who does it different do you began to try to convince that person that they are doing it wrong? That they need to stop what they are doing and do it like you? When in reality your just doing it like someone else.

This point can be applied to so many areas. You can pick any area and most likely be right.

If this person is you than somewhere you have drunk the water.

Take time to really find your own thoughts through research to get to the truth. Don’t be clones of others thoughts, actions or beliefs. Understand yourself and stand on your own thoughts. Stand on the truth and know that you know who you are. Understand this true quote. “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”

I hope you get it.

When the Waters Were Changed:

Once upon a time Khidr, the teacher of Moses, called upon mankind with a warning. At a certain date, he said, all the water in the world which had not been specially hoarded would disappear. It would then be renewed,
with different water, which would drive men mad.

Only one man listened to the meaning of this advice. He collected water and went to a secure place where he stored it, and waited for the water to change its character.

On the appointed date the streams stopped running, the wells went dry, and the man who had listened, seeing this happening, went to his retreat and drank his preserved water.

When he saw, from his security, the waterfalls again beginning to flow, this man descended among the other sons of men. He found that they were thinking and talking in an entirely different way from before; yet they had no memory of what had happened, nor of having been warned. When he tried to talk to them, he realized that they thought that he was mad, and they showed hostility or compassion, not understanding.

At first, he drank none of the new water, but went back to his concealment, to draw on his supplies, every day. Finally, however, he took the decision to drink the new water because he could not bear the loneliness of living, behaving and thinking in a different way from everyone else. He drank the new water, and became like the rest. Then he forgot all about his own store of special water, and his fellows began to look upon him as a madman who had miraculously been restored to sanity.

Taken from; Tales of The Dervishes, Idries Shah, 1967

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