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I just started reading “The Master Key System” by Charles Haanel, and I haven’t even gotten past the introduction when I had an insight: He states, “Humanity ardently seeks “The Truth” and explores every avenue to it.” I was thinking to myself then, “If humanity ardently seeks the truth, then why is there so much pain and suffering in the world, both locally and globally?”

My insight is this: people seek the truth all right, but only insofar as it makes right what they already believe. What does that mean? It means that people will look “out there” for things that validate what they already perceive to be true to make themselves right.

Why is this inherently bad? (Well, nothing is bad or good per se, but that is for another post to discuss.) It keeps in place what isn’t working for those that are still in pain and suffering. They do so by perpetuating the same types of events to produce the same or similar results both in physical reality and/or emotionally.

And here’s another insight I have around that: even this is a part of the growth and learning, only if one is willing to see and glean the lesson from the current circumstances. That is, one has to be willing to look at both the outer situation and compare it to the inner situation and figure out why and how the two are connected.

I think Charles Haanel really suggests that a conscious search for truth is what humanity is ultimately up to. And I believe it is when we achieve higher levels of consciousness and self awareness (not just knowledge and intelligence) that we can begin to effect positive personal and social change. The “out there” is always a reflection of the “in here”.


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