I’ve stated in the past that TRUTH is my mantra. While this is true, there is much to it that I have yet to understand, even regarding my own definition of what truth is. I find over and over again that truth has a way of becoming something we didn’t expect. That is not always easy to accept. Many people can’t accept truth when they see it or hear it. Why? It goes against what they have accepted as truth and they are unwilling to change. It is not comfortable. It takes them out of that comfort zone and leaves them somewhat vulnerable.
“Look for truth to believe in rather than what you believe in to be true.”
Too many people are just so comfortable with allowing someone else dictate to them what their truth should be. Everything from what they should wear to how they should act to when or how they should date, what kind of person they should date or marry, what they should drive, what they should eat, how they should act, what religion they should be, what that religion is, and on and on and on. It may not only NOT be true. It may be fabricated just to cause you to believe this way or that for someone else to have some power or control or gain in some way. I can tell you that what looks like it may have come from the depths of darkness may actually be truth you are just not willing to accept.
In speaking with a good friend, the analogy came up with regard to digging for treasure of any kind. I commented on how those that are looking for treasure of one kind or another will go through a multitude of digging and soil and rock and such just to find a little bit of gold, silver, or some precious stone. Rarely does it ever just surface on its own. The one looking has to do a good bit of digging to find that treasure.
Then it came to me, what about the fact that you can not eat that treasure. It will not sustain you. It does not give you life. My friend commented… it may actually be the soil itself that is the treasure. In many ways he is correct. Often we take for granted the jewels we have beneath our feet. Right below and all around us. Air… It is an essential for our survival and yet very few ever take a second thought about it or what we do to it and to ourselves as a result of what we do to that air. Water… Another abundant source critical to our own survival yet we pollute and waste without thought. The soil, abundant with life… The seas and oceans… I could go on but this is beginning to sound like a save the whales blog and it isn’t supposed to be.
What it is supposed to be is a wake up call to those that are asleep. Wake up to the treasure you have right in front of you. Open your eyes. The ones that are inside you. Look deep inside. Dig a while and see what you discover. Don’t just look for a treasure of gold. Appreciate the treasure you already have. Much of what you have, the knowledge which you have, is innate to you. You have knowledge of truth within you and you continue to ignore it. You continue to press it down. You continue to hide it fearing what you may have to admit. Fearing what might actually change your life.
Change is not easy. But it is good. It has been said that if you continue to do the same thing day after day, week after week, month after month, how on earth can you ever expect anything in your life to change. You will continue to get the same results (paraphrased). It is true. If you do not change what you are doing, you WILL get the same results each time. Action is critical. You have to MAKE change happen. Don’t expect someone else to do it for you. It has to come from inside you.
Change seems to be a popular buzz word these days. That is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about a personal change. Something inside you. Others can try to make you change. Wives have attempted to change their husbands and husbands their wives and etc… yet no-one ever REALLY changes unless it is by their own choice. Changing to suit someone else is not change. It is a game. It is a sham. It is fake. Sooner or later it builds resentment. That leads to a breakdown in the relationship. Etc… Going off on another rabbit chase I see. Ok… back to the truth.
Truth is sometimes heavy. Sometimes it is thick. Sometimes it is hard to swallow. In the end though, it is sweet. Truth does hurt sometimes but only till it has had a chance to grow into what it is meant to be. It might cause you to be alone for a while. It might cause you to have to search yourself. It could even cause you to give up something you held as important before. Either way, in the end, it is the best for you. It is what is true.
Once you begin to see what truth you have, once you begin to recognize what truth actually is, truth itself becomes open to you. You see things you never saw before. It is as if some light has been turned on. It may only be a dim light, but, it is much better than no light at all. The more truth, the more you can see. The more you can find. You get into a mode of “finding truth.”
Open your eyes.