Every single human being on the face of the Earth, who has lived before and who will live yet, believes that we hold the truth in our own paradigm of our own everyday beliefs. Holding onto this paradigm can motivate some of us to close our minds and hearts to anything other than what we already have in our own paradigm. If we’re so convinced that we hold the truth in our beliefs, we will not then open our minds and seek even greater truths.
This is unfortunate indeed. Even the Bible tells us to “Trust not our own understanding.”
Regardless of whether we believe something is the truth or not, if we look for the truth, with effort, we will find it. If we look for what is untrue in order to call it true, we will still find it. If we look for whatever will shore up what we believe, we will find that. Whatever we seek, we will find. Whatever we have in our hearts or minds, if we seek more of that, we will find that. Hence, why is it that we don’t always seek greater truths.
If we have cynicism is our hearts and minds, and we seek to confirm our cynicism, we will find what we want. If we have doubt in our hearts and minds and want to confirm our doubt, we will find what confirms doubt.
The person who works hard to discern the difference between the truth and that which is untrue, – only through holding onto that desire in one’s heart and mind – will find the truth, and eventually know it.
Christ gives witness to the truth from within our own consciousness and within our own heart. There is no mistaking Christ coming forth to confirm the truth within our own consciousness. There is no lie that can stand up to the truth Christ confirms. There is no prejudice, selfishness, fear or judgement that will stand up the the truth Christ gives witness to. The truth is based in Love, and it is love which helps us to grow in discernment. However, we have freewill and so we can still reject what Christ confirms.
So we need not throw the baby out with the bathwater. It is easy to say, “they are all fake and all lies and all unethical” It is easy to seek out confirmation of this, but the person who ONLY has their own understandings and beliefs about the world, will stumble and fall over and over again, for as long as they have themselves ONLY that they believe.
There are some us humans who fully intend to mislead, because it serves selfishness and what is desired. There are some of us who mislead ourselves. None of these people are easy to pick out, because sometimes there are parts of us that want to believe that what they say is the truth. There are sometimes that we want to believe what we ourselves are telling ourselves. We wish it to be true so much that we are willing to believe what is untrue.
But, there are also people who fully seek to put forth effort to be honest and ethical. To say that all are unethical is to deny the truth. This is true of leaders, journalists, teachers, and all manners of all people.
It is a good prayer to pray, “Lord, teach me the Truth. Help me be good soil for the truth you teach.”
One thing I believe I’ve found is that Love and Truth are same, but you’ll still need to decide if you believe it or not.
“Sometimes, we prefer to still think we’re right, rather than accept that we’re not and correct it. And boy, how visible this is to the other people who observe us.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)
“The real truth of the world we live in vs. our perspectives and understanding of the world we live in – are worlds apart.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)
“How we live our life, while in this world, is our legacy to the world when we leave it.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999-2017, Jodie Senkyrik)