My first response to "What is Thought:" = A voice in the head. I was not able to come up with a scientific answer. Personally I was excited when I started to read this lesson, as I have been using the power of visualization for years now. As a minister I do not know everything, this is for sure. I have decided that my religion is actually Life and the way I have chosen to "practice" it or celebrate it - well that is subjective; as what may be right for me might not be right for another, and it is important for me to realize that.
Opinion = My answer, A belief based on perspective or rumors from the stand point of ones personal experiences. Knowledge = my answer is that knowledge is learned info commonly based on community or facts. - I thought this was a great exercise. And to understand this perspective of knowledge/opinion and that in actuality we "know nothing" .. A favorite quote of mine from the movie Pure County is "there are no answers, just the search" - reminds me of this lesson.
Talking about Imagination, I must share a story; - about 13 years ago my daughter was about 3 years old and we were getting ready to go somewhere and I told her to wear a dress and tights. She did so and as I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off, she was fussing with her legs. She started to say "mom there are spiders on my legs ... mom ...". I responded "there are no spiders on your legs". she came back and said "Mom yes there are spiders on my legs and they are itchy". I said again = "there are no spiders on your legs its just your imagination" ...and she responded "Well Mom - my imagination hurts ...." THAT stopped me in my tracks, as that statement is so true for most people. I realized then the power of thought.
Talking about "truth", I started my search for truth about 15 years ago, was seeking spirituality and to know. The more I sought to know the more I realized there was so much to learn which at times became overwhelming. Now I realize that "truth" is a personal experience. I now realize that what is true for me may not be for another. I am a Truth seeker but I realize that this truth is subjective and now I seek more connections and experiences. Now I am not learning to "know" but I rather I am learning to "be".
I hope through taking this course that I can help others find their personal truth or purpose or mission and find that meaning within their lives. Thank you for the lesson.
Walk with Wisdom, Peace and Patience,
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