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Roots: There It Is - Thomas Troward

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

So this week I have been thinking a lot about my man Thomas Troward. Wow what an intellectual giant and profound influencer …..before it was even cool. One of my favorite Troward quotes, and there are many, is “The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things, but by contemplating the floating of things which floated naturally, and then intelligently asking why they did so.” Wow…every time I read those words something different pops out and attaches itself to my brain. So in reading those words this week I couldn’t help but ask myself how many times have I tried to approach a challenge or experience in my own life from a less than helpful angle? That is really what these words are talking about. If we want to get to the truth of something, it is less about knowing the right answers and more about asking the right questions. Plan and simple, the answers will never reveal themselves at the level of the challenge. Instead, they are revealed from the elevated contemplation of those possibilities that swirl above vibration of the challenge. So the lesson is to look up instead of down. Now, this is more metaphorically than literally…but you get the picture. It is our contemplation of limitless possibilities instead of limitation that brings about that expansive experience in our lives. So the adventure is to set our sights, to pull from our main man Troward, on the floatation of things…instead of the sinking of things. When we find ourselves doing this…well….we just might be surprised how easily the Truth reveals itself.

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