Truth Revisited

truthI find myself writing about truth and authenticity quite often. While I am speaking to “my truth” all of the time, there are certain truths that I hold to be true for everyone.

One such truth is “All men (and women) are created equal.” And then I realize that at this point in time and space, this is only my truth. It may be a belief that is held by many and it may be true, but until all peoples, everyone, believes this, it is not an absolute. Whether by sex, racism, religion, or for whatever other reason, it is not a universally held belief. So few things are held as universal truths. They may be universal within a group of people but not all.

It would not surprise me to one day hear that Gravity is not a universal truth on this planet. And there’s the kicker and the qualifying statement again, “on this planet.”

So, what this means to me is that I have my truths, which may be held by many others. They principles on which I live my daily life. My principles are not written in stone, but unless something dramatic in my life happens to change them and make me go, “Aha!”, they are beliefs I live by and my life works well, as long as I believe in these truths.

So, why do things not work sometimes? I believe it’s because I question what I hold as true for me. I fall back on comments of others, which may limit me by their unbelief. That’s why I always say, you may listen to others, but always follow your intuition or gut feeling.

So, what do you believe? Is it working for you? Are you open to a new thought or stuck trying to make someone else’s thought work?

If you’re not comfortable or can’t align with a particular thought, it is probably not for you. I’ve read a lot of books with a lot of advice, but I take every bit of it with a grain of salt. There may be a lot of truth in something, but I have to pick from it what works for me.

Just like the news… There’s always an element of truth within the ratings grabbing hype, but nothing or almost nothing can be accepted exactly as presented, because there is almost always someone’s agenda influencing what is written. Ego or our humanness demands it.

The bottom line is, we need to think for ourselves, inquire, research, and build our own idea of correctness, building on what we can already know as what is true for ourselves, without harming anyone else.

What is true for you?

from Love, in Peace,

~revjim -Spirituality Online
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