Artists and philosophers have for millennia contemplated the nature of Truth and sought beautiful and enduring ways to express it, while the ruling classes have worked to hide, obscure and distort it, preferring to keep the public divided in ignorance.
For many people, speaking truth means losing something; a job, a friend, a loved one, a life even. Truth is no joke, it's not for the feint hearted.
These are a short collection of thoughts on the nature of truth, from an obsessive seeker.
Seeking truth is killer
To accept truth is to allow a part of us to die
Truth is symbolised as a sword
It can be severe, cold and unemotional
It severs our attachment to false beliefs
And the lies and illusions we cling to for comfort
Truth hurts, as the sayings go, but it also sets you free
Truth humbles us and exposes our ignorance
But as the wounded ego heals it leaves us stronger and more self aware
Truth must be sought with a willing and readiness to give up everything you believe
A beginners mind primes us to receive truth
A prideful mind repels truth like water off a ducks back
A corrupt heart is blind to truth
Truth illuminates the darkness within us
Truth is a fire, but it doesn't burn you, it burns what you are not