We live in a system based on righteousness instead of truth. To be able to take your place and make a mark in this world, you should be 100% right, which means that you should refrain from asking questions. If you are 100% right, there is no need to ask questions because you are inhabiting the absolute position of belonging to a clan, group, political party or dogma. Pushing it further it means that even if the fundamental belief is wrong, immoral, unproductive, destructive, untrue or you refrain from finding a solution, you still need to firmly and surely keep the position of righteousness. Righteousness is the essential origin of the problems we are facing in the world today.
To be 100% sure of anything is dangerous. It is critical for the simple reason that you stop thinking, you stop searching for the truth. In personal psychology, this is just as dangerous. If you believe it to be true that you are worthless and that your life has no meaning, you might one day end up taking your own life. Of course, the thoughts that you held for real were very far from the truth. Staying attached to being 100% convinced by your own thoughts and illusions about yourself, you will end up in a destructive place. We may take any belief and see that if we believe it is 100% true and we leave no room for questioning, we will sooner or later end up in a destructive place, and that is what has happened to the world. We have ended up in such planetary destruction, violence, corruption and righteousness because we have gone along with what we have been told and stopped thinking.
Now it is time to listen to the masters that came before us and hear what they were saying: “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” You might not solve righteousness with more righteousness. You may not find a solution by being 100% right in whatever your belief is, because it is your belief that created the problem in the first place. Just as with the suicidal girl, it was not by finding out how worthless she was and to what degree her life was meaningless that she would find a solution. It was by questioning her fundamental belief that she would find a solution. It was by asking, is this true?
It is time for us to wake up from our slumber of righteousness and step into asking ourselves if things are true, right or real? Just as with the suicidal girl it was not true that she was worthless and that her life had no meaning. What was true was that she was not able to see herself clearly as she had by her conditioning being kept away from the truth about how wonderful she was. She hadn’t had enough love in her life to be able to be herself and see her profound nature. In the future, it is asked of us to look deeper and to look beyond any belief, dogma or political inclination and leave more room for questions. Is this true? Where did this idea stem from? Who is the winner in this? In whose interest was this idea formed? The most important question is, is this true to who I am? To ask more questions and not to have to be 100% sure of anything, to leave room for new thoughts, new ideas and new solutions is our next challenge. Let us all leave room for new truths and innovative solutions by asking ourselves one question.
Is this true? Together.