Universal Medicine & the Media: Why the Elephant is more Interesting than the Fly

by Marika Cominos, Wellbeing Business Owner, Melbourne Australia

There’s an old tale I’ve heard and it goes something like this:

‘Once there were four blind travellers who came across this ‘Big Thing’ in the jungle. One bent down, felt around, and said, ‘No sweat! It’s only some tree stumps’. Another felt the middle and said, ’It’s a wall – we can’t get around’. Another felt a swish against his face and said, ‘Hey! It’s a flying insect!’. The fourth reached up, got a fright, and yelled, ‘Run for your life – a snake!’

The ‘Big Thing’ was an elephant. One blind traveller felt its legs, one its side, one its tail, the other its trunk, and so came to a conclusion. Each told a different story about The ‘Big Thing’, and what we human beings seem to have, is just so many limited, biased, culturally and linguistically relative perspectives, ideals, beliefs, narratives and language about this ‘Big Thing’! Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?

So far, the things I have been reading in the media about Universal Medicine are mostly from the perspective of a few disgruntled men who are looking for someone to blame for their problems. It seems that the media are only listening to a persistent fly trying to annoy the Elephant. I am waiting for a journalist who will see the grandness of the Elephant that stands before them.

There are so many amazing stories of people who have made the most awesome health and well-being changes in their lives, inspired by the love and dedication of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. Why are we not reporting and celebrating this in mainstream media? One only needs to read the plethora of blogs here to be inspired and see what is really going on…

    • Stories that defy the odds
    • Stories of health and well-being turnarounds that really are quite miraculous, especially when you look at the statistics of illness and disease that are on the rise
    • Stories about real people making real changes
    • Stories about people who have the courage to speak openly and honestly about dark experiences of where they have come from… and the joys of where they are today
    • Stories of people claiming their awesomeness
    • Stories that touch the heart
    • Stories that are about love
    • Stories that everyone can relate to
    • Stories that inspire
    • Stories that are not make-believe but are REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES from people of all ages, race, religion, gender and occupations.
    • Stories that I feel humanity would want to hear about

I look forward to the day that the mainstream Media does some unbiased research on Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine to show the complete picture – the truth of what is really going on. I for one, amongst hundreds of others, have had profound changes to my health and well-being.

It could be one of the most profound discoveries on the topic of health and well-being ever found by journalism!

162 thoughts on “Universal Medicine & the Media: Why the Elephant is more Interesting than the Fly

  1. ‘Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?’ Well said and very true Marika, I also look forward to the day when the Media report the truth about Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon and how many people’s health and well being have improved enormously with their true love and support.

  2. And we haven’t waited and sat idly by until journalism starts getting real and reports the truth of what is going on… this blogsite and many more now have thousands of real life stories of cracking through a mirage of hurts and pain to once again show others how to live a simple, healthy, committed and loving life.

  3. I agree Marika, this site is such an inspiring read and whilst it is tucked away in cyberspace and gets ignored by the media currently, I am certain it will be discovered one day and people will have all these gems available to them. The good thing about the internet is, whoever is ready can benefit from all that is shared here already now.

  4. It is more than ‘possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?’ and your example of the 4 blind travelers and the elephant Marika is a great analogy of this fact.

  5. Great blog Marika, the analogy of the blind traveller and the elephant makes me wonder how often we choose to see what we want to see but miss the truth of what is really in front of us.

  6. Marika your story about the elephant and everyone only seeing part of the picture (and then jumping to conclusions) describes pretty well what the media does and has done in terms of Universal Medicine. Journalistic reporting seems to often have an agenda and need a slant, yet the truth is much more interesting. I hope that one day the media does write the truth about Universal Medicine but until that time the truth is being recorded in many beautiful ways by the UM student body.

  7. Ah, sometimes its easier to focus on the fly buzzing around the elephant because to focus on the elephant would expose all they have chosen to be blind of.

  8. Sight is a sense that reposes on all kind of filters we put in place. The idea is to allow in something and to filter out something we prefer not to see. Of course, we tend to allow in what is in tune with our beliefs, our view of the world, our wishes and to discard what is not in accordance with it. In that context, it is not surprising that we cannot see the big picture but only the parts we are willing to see. The truth is, not everybody is willing and prepared to accept what Universal Medicine has to offer. This is ok. Yet, what is not ok is to write on it based on such unwillingness (rejection) as a way to confirm your own extant point of view of the world you hold and to avoid any trait of cognitive dissonance. The reason behind this is simple; would you face Universal Medicine with an unbiased, although skeptical mood, that would raise questions that you may need to answer about how you are living and let’s face it, not everybody is willing to go there.

  9. “Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?” Unfortunately this is the case Marika. Whereas imagine having the answers to the universe just by the way you live, AND, this was normal, and who we are.

  10. Perhaps it is easier for the media to stay blind – even if they would claim for themselves that the their purpose is to be “all seeing”! As if they would be really “all seeing” they would have to take more responsibility for what they would have to publish.

  11. I am in full agreement with you Marika – there are so many amazing stories and powerful truths that are being reflected in these student blogs and comments. Choosing to make some lifestyle changes and living with more awareness is a living testimony to the truth of Universal Medicine.

  12. This is a great example of something that I think is rife in our media today – presenting a warped version of the truth, that is not then in fact truth at all just a portrait someone wants to paint to fit their agenda, whether that be to grab peoples attention and recognition, maliciously smear a person’s reputation out of jealousy, or just create sensationalism in order to be more appealing to ‘sell’ their story…

  13. I agree, frankly I am disappointed that so many years later, we still have nobody from the media willing to tell the actually story of Universal Medicine and what it offers. It is sad, for it would be benefiting so many more people if these silly rumors had not been given so much weight by certain mainstream media outlets.

  14. “Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?”I have lived most of my life with rose coloured glasses only seeing what I wanted to see, thereby living a lie instead of seeing the whole. What a wonderful service mainstream media would do for humanity if they choose to put out there the amazing stories from the lives of the students of Universal Medicine.

  15. It is a sorry state of affairs when the media sells stories to feed the fascination with what is wrong with the world, even creating the illusion of wrong, when there is magnificent untold story that is being denied to the world. However, there are many who have chosen to feel for themselves and respond to the truth of what is presented by Universal Medicine so the true story is being seen in the way they live.

  16. We tend to believe that we observe what is there and this is what we tell others. The truth is a bit more complex than that. We come to any point of observation with an idea of ‘what this is all about’. As such, we get from the scene everything that confirms that and take a blind eye to everything that disconfirms it. Of course, we may find ourselves in situations where what confirms our previous thoughts outweighs what discomforts it and in situations where what disconfirms our preconceived ideas outweighs by far what we can find to support them. The former scenario makes life easy. Yet, what do we do in the second one? Do you report on a tooth stick and leave unreported the elephant that was in the room looking at you? This last question is an important one well beyond the case of Universal Medicine.

  17. Spot on Marika, some of the Media have missed the opportunity to report on what Universal Medicine truly offers and instead has focused on elaborate lies, false allegations and sensationalism to hook the reader and to create mistrust around an organisation that supports humanity enormously.

  18. I’ve never heard of that tale but it makes absolute sense in relation to what happens. As people we can have so many different views of the same thing, even if we are looking at it at precisely the same time. In saying that, those who take their time and gather as much information as possible are usually the most accurate to what is truly there. I had the view that was what it was like for anyone reporting the news, they take the time to gather as much of the information as possible to bring forward a rounded view of what was or had happened. They give us many angles in one so we can build a view of what went on. From what I have seen this is a dying art with many reports being sensationalised these days and not truly reported on. This article’s suggestion could be the start, a start that’s a return to how things were at one point.

  19. ‘Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?’ – how often have I been caught in this web?

    Since being a student of Universal Medicine, I see more and more of the truth in many things that no one or education has ever shone the light upon.

    Only the truth will continue to deconstruct the lies.

  20. Great blog Marika, we are so blinkered when we allow our ideals and beliefs to dictate what we see, rather than being open enough to see what is truly there, when the media only report things based on their own ideals and beliefs how are they able to show a balanced view.

  21. It is not always easy to be willing to admit and see when I am hurt at first. I can immediately go into protection but that only deepens further the pain and separation within. To be willing to see truth is an unfolding which naturally occurs as I surrender and let go of self.

  22. I know many people who have turned their lives around for the true better with the support of Universal Medicine. Yet truly inspiring stories of people making more supportive choices does not sell papers as much as sensationalised trash, which says a lot about the society we live in and who buy the papers.

  23. I love the example and it really shows how we perceive things in the range of our conscious awareness and therefore can be blinded like the blind in the old tale to what in truth is going on.

  24. We only see what we want to see and don’t see what does not fit into the prefabricated picture; it is called confirmation bias.

  25. Stories that entertain, don’t challenge the consumer and confirm their prejudices. That seems to be what is happening and it seems to be getting worse.

    1. I agree Christoph it does seem to be getting worse – it seems that the more we are allowing the world to slip into lovelessness and normalising abuse, the less we want to feel our responsibility in it.

  26. That’s a brilliant analogy for how we all see life differently and how the part we see determines our experience, response or reaction. The question is.. are we truly seeing what is before us to be seen?

  27. Yes agree Marika, Universal Medicine and The Way of The Livingness is the most profound discovery of this era and the impact on the countless many lives who have embraced this way of living is phenomenal. These have not only been documented in the many testimonials that are available to access but more evidently can be witnessed every day in how the students of this religion live with greater sense of well-being, vibrancy, purpose and joy for life. This is absolutely worth reporting however we are not yet truly asking for the answers, or seeking the truth, and until we do we will continue to be supplied with news that keeps us in the comfort of avoiding to live with responsibility, honesty and truth.

  28. There is a grand elephant to report on alright. I searched for the stories like the ones found on this site the world over and when I found them they blew me away. We have a case of supply and demand and the majority of people are asking for lies, drama and entertainment. One day when the excitement is revealed for the empty pursuit that it is. the majority will ask for truth.

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