I have read versions of this quote many times and yet over the last 18 months, I really bought into believing things that others said even when they didn’t resonate with my own truth.
Recently while reading White Hot Truth by Danielle La Porte (which I highly recommend), I came across this extended version of the quote:
The Lord Buddha has said that we must not believe in a thing said merely because it is said; nor traditions because they have been handed down from antiquity;…. nor writings by sages;… nor on the mere authority of our teachers or masters. But we are to believe when the writing, doctrine, or saying is corroborated by our own reason and consciousness.
-H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy
Are you allowing yourself to be led?
Sit with that, let it sink in and percolate in your mind. How often have you allowed yourself to follow the crowd? Have you believed something because it is appealing, or because you doubt yourself so you put your trust into others?
Being true to you.
While there is no doubt that it’s important to keep an open mind and a willingness to learn throughout life. I’ve learned the hard way that it is essential is to live your own truth in every aspect of your life. Are there any areas in your life where you are putting trust in others ahead of trust in yourself? If you are what needs to change for you to pay attention to what you know to be true in your heart?
But don’t forget don’t believe it just because you’re reading it here. Feel into it? Does this feel right for you?
Lots of love