“Fighting fear doesn’t work. It just drags us in closer. One has to focus on what is real. On the truth. When in darkness, don’t fight it. You can’t win. Just find the nearest switch turn on the light.”— Kamal Ravikant
Though the books main purpose was to show everyone how to love yourself and transform their life. Kamal Ravikant also touches on something extremely important.
He begins, with something that deeply resonated with me.
This book is about the truth.
It’s something that we all can relate to.
But what is the truth?
In our lives we have ups and downs.
We lose and gain loved ones.
We stick and switch career paths in our life.
We read certain articles and disregard others.
We watch certain videos and never hit the play button on others.
Even though, we may not think of it consciously…or maybe we do?
We seek the truth.
From acquaintances, friends, and family, I’m often asked why do I read a lot about successful people?
Is it because they are vastly superior?
Is it because they are gifted?
Is it because they are unquestionably right?
My reply would be: They devoted their lives to an area of their expertise. They know more than me.
But, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are unquestionably right.
But they are closer to the truth.
You see, for me I think the truth is something you approach, but never quite get to.
Yes, there is a chance that many of our advanced theories, methods, and approaches may be wrong.
However likely that may be, it’s still closer to the truth.
The truth should revolve around an experiment.
There are no failed experiments.
Experiments are just testing different approaches to see what works best in your life.
I think most of our confusion, our frustration, and emotional imbalance revolve around this notion that we must find absolute answers.
It’s often evident with our questioning:
What is the best business I can do?
What is the best school I should go to?
What’s the best way to lose weight?
What’s the best diet?
What's the best way to approach someone?
This absolute answer approach is faulty.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing that we want the truth.
But when we approach the truth, we will naturally go against some discomfort (work) to finding it.
As a result, we often succumb to the questions above.
Don’t let fear get the best of you.
Approach the truth.