Everything you know is wrong


Helpful insights and pointers can come from any source. Some of my favorites are church signs, book titles and lyrics.

The book above is prominently displayed at one of our local grocery stores, and it is a great question and pointer. Is it true that everything I know is wrong? How is it true for me? What do I find? 

When I use statements from any source as questions in this way, what I find is often quite different from what is intended by the source. That only adds to the rich yield of those pointers. 

As we use or recognize statements as questions, it becomes natural to use whatever stories come our way as a pointer for inquiry. Familiarity with The Work, and especially finding three concrete examples of how each turnaround is true, also seems to slip this form of inquiry into daily life. 

There is a great deal more to say about this. For instance, statements that could be taken as offensive or “wrong” now becomes a support. There is an invitation to find the grain of truth even in how the source interprets the story. And in general, there is a shift from a possible sense of separation into a sense of us. 

When it comes to the particular story of everything you know is wrong, I have written about that in other posts


Initial outline…

  • profound insights/pointers from any source
    • favorites: church signs, book spines, those with very different worldviews from what I am familiar with
    • ex: everything you know is wrong
      • within realm of stories (99.9%) + within context of what I am (100%)
        • within realm of stories
          • many other stories that would make more sense to me here now
          • imagine, aliens/future humans with far more advanced insights, far beyond what I/we can grasp (put in perspective)
        • as what I am/everything is, stories don’t even touch
      • is a reminder, a question, a pointer for exploration

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