I ran across a quote this past weekend that has been rattling in my brain this entire week. When something stays in my mind that long, I need to blog it so here we go!
As I think about the times of significant growth that I have personally experienced, all of those experiences included some type of “revealing truth”. As my false self has diminished and my true self has been illuminated, it has involved root beliefs being changed.
For years I have had many people, books, workshops, programs, sermons, society, government, religion and others sources provide information that has helped me change some of my thought processes. While all of these sources and the information they provide challenged my thoughts, they didn’t necessarily change my root beliefs until I had an experience with them.
So I say all of this to get to the initial quote that prompted me to write this post. “Revelation Changes Beliefs, Information Changes Thoughts”. When I heard this quote it impacted me at a root level. It is not until there is a revealing moment that I really experience root belief change. I can have all of the information in the world, but without revelation, I just change thoughts. Many times these revelations come in the form of victimizations that find me at the end of myself and looking for real answers. As challenging as revelations can be, I say bring them on so I can continue to grow my true self instead of surrendering to my false self!