Circa 1645, famed samurai Miyamoto Musashi wrote The Book of Five Rings, a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general. Within that book, he wrote of nine principles one can practice and embody to achieve the success that comes with grace and excellence. This is the sixth post in a series where I interpret each one with the lens of a creative entrepreneur.
Today’s principle is:
Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all things
We all wear our own “rose colored glasses.” That is to say that we see things through our own filters. These filters were created by our experiences up to the present moment.
Nurturing the ability to perceive the truth in all things is developing the skill of removing those filters, or at least recognizing how those filters may be distorting our perception of what is before us.
It is acknowledging that our truth may not be someone else’s truth and that neither of these truths may be THE truth.