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I can't prove anything | The Truth Is You

I can’t prove anything

Thinking

Reality seems to be riddled with paradox and oddness.

The deeper I look at being here, the more that seems to come forward. Lately I've had the repeated insight, or realization that I can see no way to prove that any of this is actually happening. No single part of the experience that I go through is provable in an ultimate sense. All of it. Every single bit of what I experience and encounter could be false. It could all be made up, or simulated. My memories could be implanted. My sensations could be artificially manufactured.

I can be sure that something is happening, but I can't be sure what, why, or when.

More and more this has been nailed home on a deep level.

And the result?

Contentment. Deep and wonderful contentment. Since this reality all be made up somehow it really is the case that, where I am concerned, it is what I make of it. That does not lead me to a fatalistic laziness. Rather it leads me to an agreement, a deep agreement with the situation. It's not a feel of being at the mercy of things. Instead it's an immense freedom to dance with things and see what happens.

This comes from looking directly at me. The one thing that is consistent in all of this. The lever point upon which all experiences turn. I can't prove what that is, but as I say I can be sure that something is happening, and as far as the view in here is concerned, some of those things seem to be happening to me.

This is not a solipsism. I am categorically not suggesting that my view is the only real one there is. In fact I am suggesting the opposite. As I say, something is happening. I can't prove it's source, or what else is out there, but something is. Happily some of those things are fun to talk to.

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  1. Viking Queen
    4 years ago

    Very liberating! When you read a website of some spiritual path or other, sometimes one can feel the heaviness of opinion and constraint… So nice to know that you don't have to agree with it. My contribution is always, "if it's complicated, it's wrong for me." No matter how appealing. Heavy stuff gives me a headache… It's that simple!
    There's just no point in carrying heavy beliefs around with you! The more one disagrees, the heavier it gets, so why not smile and say nothing? That works too and uses less energy.


    • Travis
      4 years ago

      Glad you liked it! I agree that things in this area can get pretty heavy and stiff. Good advice, by the way, I like to keep a smile handy in cases where it's better to just let things go and go my own way.


  2. Viking Queen
    4 years ago

    Keep up the good work, my friend. You are light and precise, I feel; going in to what matters. I have enjoyed your post over the months!


    • Travis
      4 years ago

      That's the plan! Thanks for the vote of confidence, Viking Queen. Cheers!


  3. Annette Brandes
    4 years ago

    Simply put – reaching within, instead of fighting the negative, will open the way to a better self.


    • Travis
      4 years ago

      Thanks for the comment, Annette. I like to stay pretty focused on the "what you are" realm, as opposed to the "how to be" realm, so I don't know about a "better self." However, I'll take whatever comes along from taking a direct look at me. Cheers!


  4. Frank
    4 years ago

    Well (thats a deep subject ) The apparent me myself and I have finally accepted that the theories of Science , the concepts of Philosophy , and the doctrines of Religion have something in common that most of us overlook namely that all are falsifiable ect ect ect God forbid even what Travis espouses . This is my pillow of freedom on which I can lay my monkey mind head and better drift off to sleep at night y night time .


    • Travis
      4 years ago

      It certainly does make for easier sleep… 😉