- The world is what you think it is
- There are no limits
- Energy flows where attention goes
- Now is the moment of power
- To love is to be happy with
- All power comes from within
- Effectiveness is the measure of truth
This is the final of the seven principles of Huna. One of the most important things that this principle has meant to me comes from its corollary as written in Urban Shaman; “there is always another way to do something.” If something isn’t working for me, I know that it is possible to go and try other methods for there is always another way to do whatever it is I am trying to do. It might take me longer, it might come in a form or manner I don’t expect but that doesn’t mean I can’t manifest what is true for me.
The principle has also taught me to let go of judgement. It used to be that if someone did something that I didn’t like or wasn’t the way I was taught, I would consider it to be “wrong.” But by stopping and watching and learning, I have seen that other people do things differently and if it works for them, then it is their truth and I can accept that. In fact, not just accept but embrace the fact that even if they are working in a way that I might not choose for myself, their path merit nevertheless.
One of the most beautiful, yet most challenging things, about human life is that we are all so different and bring such different talents, perspectives, personalities, personal likes and dislikes, beliefs, etc . . to the table. When I am able to increase my love and acceptance, and let go of negative judgements then WOW – my life improves immeasurably. That, to me, is the “measure of truth.”
Effectiveness is the measure of truth in the Bible:
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.