by Adele Leung
If the word “truth” generates discomfort or ignites an emotion within ourselves, could it be that this emotion is something we have to first address? Like the word “love”, or “religion”, the word “truth” brings forth a lot of unresolved emotions. Could it be, we have been actually taught what this word does not actually define?
In this life, intellectualism is not my interest. I am not passionate about the what or how, what we learn in books, what appears in the news or magazines.
I don’t have a scientific answer to why those things don’t interest me other than, I know there is somewhere within me that knows what is truly important. Although I cannot prove any of these things, and it is not my role to do so, it does not therefore mean I do not know what is true or not.
Therefore, to most of the world, I cannot explain many things that I have felt, and because of this, I have bought into the belief that I am inadequate, not worthy to be heard, and wanted to give up and just remain mute.
Yet, for me, truth has always felt very close to home.
What truth means in the temporal world, is largely, what has been accepted as the norm. But what is the norm? How did the norm come about? If enough people believe and accept something, it becomes normal and hence, true, correct? But is that truly truth?
What if, the majority of the world has chosen to believe in something that is comfortable and convenient?
Then, is the truth we think we know, truly truth?
No, I cannot prove truth. Yet like love, I know truth actually cannot divide and separate, because whether we believe in it or not, we can all feel truth. What divides is when we grasp onto my truth being true and your truth being untrue.
And the most awesome thing is, truth can only be, it does not judge what you believe in or not, it does not wish to prove you right or wrong, it does not need followers or supporters, it just is and will be.
The idea that there is but one “truth” is what has always – and continues to – divide all sentient beings.
You know what is your truth, and true to you – and this a gift, but it is not a universal.
No where have I mentioned there is one truth. It is not only my gift, it is everyone’s. 🙂