The Truth

The more we look at the world, our problems and ourselves, the better we are able to reach conclusions and solutions. The Truth, in most cases, is a hard pill to swallow. Often, we want to sweep things under the carpet, hoping that by themselves, problems will go away. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. Accepting the Truth is not always something that we are trained to do in this society, but it becomes essential over time, if we are to continue on a positive course in our lives.

The Truth is looking at everything under a microscope. Many times we are astounded how problems seem to appear by themselves, out of nowhere, but do they really appear out of nowhere, or do we put on blinders to not allow ourselves to see them coming? It’s so much easier to assign blame somewhere else, then to accept the responsibilities for our own actions. The Truth is a zone, or an area, where one feels like they have been given smelling salts under their noses…a sense of alertness, stability, and knowing. We feel, when we are surrounded by the Truth, that we are truly awake. The enemy of Truth is lies, deception, and illusion. When we embrace these thoughts, we are left in a fog, never knowing where it begins and where it ends. The Truth comes along like a strong wind, and blows the fog away.

Truth can be a scary thing…..it can mean standing up for what you believe in, making changes, and feeling alone in a crowd. What we eventually come to understand is that Truth and honesty walk hand in hand. Do we really want to know what other people think? Or do we just want everyone to agree with us? Truth can sometimes produce conflict…..but once views are put on the table, that’s when compromise and healing can begin.

So can the Truth set us free? If we are to be honest with ourselves, learn from our mistakes, and understand different points of view, yes…..it is better to live life in the clear light than in the dim haze of the shadows. The road of Truth eventually leads to silence, because once we know, nothing more needs to be said.

Seek the Truth,

love, Jennifer Avalon
© 2000 Jennifer Avalon

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