We Are Always Evolving

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April Peerless

 

I love these words…

because people have a tendency to see others’ as static beings.

It’s not personal. It’s how the brain processes the environment. It observes, then compares the new information with what it already (thinks it) knows.

But people are NOT static. We evolve constantly. We are not consistent. We don’t have the same opinion about a thing tomorrow that we had yesterday. 

I think this is liberating news – for the self and our thoughts about others. Here is what Gandhi says about writing in a journal:

“At times of writing I never think what I have said before. My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given moment. The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth.” 

–Mahatma Gandhi

Allow yourself to be inconsistent! Allow yourself to explore, and re-explore, your views about life. And remember to offer the same compassion to others.

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2 thoughts on “We Are Always Evolving

  1. I agree. I think we are evolving bit by bit in every moment by what we read, observe, experience, and the people we have contact with. Truth evolves. The hardest part is speaking your truth in any given moment. We are a work in process. Sometimes one truth builds on another, or is changed by what we experience, if we remain open to experience and don’t close ourselves off to it. But that takes courage to overcome your fears.

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