The Art of Allowing is not easy to practice. The following Abraham quote sounds so straight forward and easy, but really following it is a totally different story.
“We practice the Art of Allowing. Which means reaching for the thought that feels best, not the thought that is the real thought, not the thought that is telling it like it is. Telling it like it is only holds you where it is: “Damn it, I’m going to tell it like it is. I’m going to tell it like it is, because everybody wants me to tell it like it is.” Tell it like it is if you like it like it is. But if you don’t like it like it is, then don’t tell it like it is—tell it like you want it to be. If you tell it like you want it to be long enough, you will begin to feel it like you want it to be. And when you feel it like you want it to be, it be’s like you want it to be.”
From the youngest age we are taught that we have to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Then one day I started to question what the truth really is. There are some general truths that are true for everyone, but personal truths are based on my perception alone and that perception can be very different from another person’s perception. That’s when I realized that I have to differentiate between what is real and what is the truth.
- The truth is my opinion based on the way I see the world or what I believe to be what has happened from my perspective.
- What is real is what is happening at the present moment and that can change from moment to moment.