On Thinking: Part 5

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Brian Kight

Let's conclude the week by considering this: What is the aim of your thoughts?

Is it to justify what you already believe or do?
Or is it to discover what is real and true, even when it's not what you currently believe or do?

It's not an easy question, but it is one of life's most important questions. Each aim has profoundly different implications for your life and you alone choose the aim.

I ask myself this question constantly:

"Am I looking for the truth right now or am I trying to justify something within myself?"

Silently asking this question raises my awareness of the aim and contents of my thoughts during a disagreement, criticism, seeing data that conflicts with my perspective, or when something happens much differently than I expected. In these, and other, scenarios I am tested between the pursuit of justification or the pursuit of truth.

Discipline your thought to aim for the truth, no matter how uncomfortable the process may feel. It will take you to a more fulfilling, and usually profitable, destination. 

Answer the call. Do the work.

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