What Are The Writings On Your Wall?
The “Writings on your wall,” is a metaphor for your belief system. We all have “writings on our walls.” Some of them may be true, others false and others are simply how we view a situation.
Here is an example: “I think that was a great party we went to.” Another person who went to the same party would say, “I think it was lousy.” Why the difference? Because each person focused on something/someone different.
Eric, was talking to a group of people who were having a great time and laughing. While Hanna was with a group of people who were talking about their aches and pains and generally moaning.
This is a result of a different perspective.
Here is another example: Hanna believes that the World Trade Towers came down because it was an inside job done by the government. While Eric thinks that a couple of Arabs with box cutters flew the planes and made the two skyscrapers crumble. AND they somehow believe that the debris from these buildings made build number 7, that was not hit by a plane, come down and basically disintegrate.
Here are two different views from people who read the same news articles, watch the same videos on TV and listened to the same people (basically). Yet, their “writings on their walls” are different.
The “writings on our walls,” explains how events in our lives create our beliefs about the world around us and helps us navigate through life accordingly. We consult our “writings” and obey those dictates as if they were real.
The words on our walls are metaphors for our self talk. They represent the attitudes, opinions and beliefs that we have accumulated over the years. We constantly consult them when we hear a topic that has been brought up, such as the 9-11 bombing.
Your consistent thoughts become your reality. It could be based on the truth, a lie or simply your perspective and experience of a situation – like the two people at the same party in the previous example.
When you hear a story from the past, you consult what has already been written. Sometimes, you modify them according to new information you receive. Then, on rare occasions, you might make a 180 degree turn, as evidence comes up that you have not considered before. We all do this and this is part of life, part of the learning process.
What happens when you add new information to your Wall? First, it could be uncomfortable, as we don’t like to change. If all your friends know of your belief on a certain subject, because you often talked to them about it, and then you learned something to the contrary, it becomes very hard to change – IF you change at all. Take the 9-11 bombing, if you believed the government version and now you say that you believe that it had to be an inside job, that’s a big change! And, it becomes harder to change IF your friends all believe the US Government version; that if you don’t, you are a “conspiracy theorist.” So, you resist change – not because of the lack of credible evidence, but because you don’t want to be an outcast from your friends and lose your social standing in the community. So, it’s influence like this that determines what you believe and not the evidence to the contrary.
Our “cans” and “can’ts” are written by those we hold in authority, and we obey those dictates as though they were real. They are reflected in our careers, our incomes, our relationships, and even our self image.
The words on our walls are metaphors for our self talk; they represent the attitudes, opinions and beliefs that we have accumulated over the years.
You limits are different from mine because the “truths” written on your walls are different from the “truths” written on mine. Now, there are many areas where there are truths, but there are other areas that we think are truths but are only our interpretation – such as the party example given previously.
Side Note: There are those who say that there is no such thing as truths, or what are called truths are just interpretations. This is where the New Age crowd, the Law of Attraction crowd (however they want to label themselves) say. This is done so they can sneak in their eastern philosophy; to change our Christian world outlook, but this is another story.
Globe Earth Believers and Writings On Their Wall
Globe and flat earth believers have writings on their walls. I know I do. But the fact is, is what you believe based on facts, based on truth? This is what globe earth believers face. They have their authorities in government, academia, books and the news media. So, they must be telling the truth, right? After all, their friends and classmates believe in the spinning ball. So, will they even consider hearing what flat earth believers have to say? Many will not, certainly not scientists whose careers are related in some way to the spinning ball. When offered an opportunity to talk on the subject, they refuse. They give an excuse such as, it is not worth their time, that it’s below their “dignity,” to meet with flat earth believers. No, this is not the real reason, the real reason is that they don’t want to lose their jobs, lose their work associates and be ridiculed. So, their writings on their walls is not based on facts, but based on: income, social standing, friends they have, etc.
The response by such people is, “No it isn’t.” This is only natural. In fact, it’s their subconscious that takes over where they then consciously say things like, “That is rubbish in what you believe,” rather than objectively, calmly and without being emotionally charged, and look at the facts at hand.
So, check “the writings on your wall” to see if it aligns with truth!