Discernment is the Goal
Oprah routinely asks her guests, “What do you know for sure?” That’s a good question for all of us to reflect on and answer. Part of our responsibility for receiving this gift of life is to be searching and discerning. We must take this life seriously. One of the best ways to do this is to learn to discern the good from the bad, truth from falsehood, and right from wrong. That’s our job, to stay in the light and on the straight path. We must independently investigate truth and not accept everything that we hear, see, and are taught. We are responsible for living our best life so, we must be true to ourselves.
We Must Validate Truth
We must use our brains, our thought processing center, our human CPU (central processing center) to validate our input. It is our thoughts that create our reality. Reflect on the Buddha’s words, “We are what we think, having become what we thought.” The goal is to create more and more good in this life. Surely our purpose for enduring this earthly existence with all of its pains, trials, and tribulations couldn’t have been to “create more bad, evil, falsehood, and wrongs.” No intelligent mind could come to this conclusion after serious reflective contemplation and meditation!
So, what do you know, for sure?