Written March 8, 2014(edited 2017)
“Truth has many forms, we each have had different experiences. Beneath the “floor” of the Forest, all those Trees are interconnected. We Share our knowledge and our experiences, just like they do. We fit the pieces together to make sense of the Whole. It takes All of Us. Trust your Inner Knowing. Listen to your “gut feelings”. Give voice to what you know inside you to be.” ~ Doug
Something to ponder…
“Everything we know is subject to revision, especially what we know about the truth”. This has become a favorite sentence from one of my books. Truth is something that has been proven by facts or sincerity and/or is consistent with reality.
What are some truths? Most of us know the sky is blue or that “Stop” signs are red. These are truths are based on what we can see with our own eyes. So, if those are examples of the truth, how can what we know about the truth be revised? The best example to what I just mentioned above is about the sky being blue, or a “Stop” sign being red. To a colorblind person, the truth to them is that the sky and “Stop” sign are a different color. If that makes sense.
On a more personal level many times we “just know” if another person is telling the truth even if they don’t say a word. There’s the old saying about actions speaking louder than words. For example, you can be in a relationship or friendship with another person and the other person can say “I love you “ or “you’re my best friend “ and then turn around and do something to the contrary or worse. The other person does nothing at all. Nothing at all to show how much they care about you. Even if you confront the other person you will probably hear something totally opposite. In reality we do actually know the truth. Even if we don’t HEAR the truth we still KNOW the truth in our gut.
Another example is this, for the longest time, if someone told me something in an argument, I would take sides with the person who told me what sounded like the truth. The problem is that it may not necessarily be the truth. What I learned not to long ago, in a case like this was that there’s his side of the truth, her side of the truth, and somewhere in the middle is the actual truth.
To find the real truth in this world amongst all the noise, lies, drama and chaos it is important to quiet the mind and listen to the whisperings of the heart. It is there where we can find the real truth that is not necessarily subject to revision. It is there, between the mind and the heart, that you will find what’s good, what’s real, and what’s the truth.