If there’s one thing most of us run away from, it’s Truth. But, as Elvis Presley wisely noted, it just “ain’t goin’ away!”
Truth is perpetual, steadfast, immovable, unchangeable. We can ignore it but we can never expunge its presence. Truth is a paradox: most of us fear the very thing that is quietly unaffected by time, space or circumstance.
We don’t have to search far to find others who have commented on this prickly idea known as truth.
Buddha remarked, “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
Jesus identified with truth declaring, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Winston Churchill captured the notion that truth always stands, even if we’re unwilling to acknowledge or accept it. “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
While I admit to several childhood fears, I don’t remember being fearful of truth. To the contrary, I was anxious to know truth.
For me, knowing truth meant making sense of nonsense, bringing logic to the illogical and bringing wholeness to insanity. If the present world was off kilter, then truth provided its solution: a bright, happy and unified vision causing false beliefs with no intrinsic value to simply dissolve in its light.
Lebanese poet and inspirational writer Kalil Gabran reflected, “Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the very same happiness.”
Yes, Kalil, I am with you. Somewhere beyond the illusions of a world we’ve come to know is a truth that we all remember but repeatedly try to deny. It is part of all of us, yet we continue to hide it from our collective and individual recall.
Truth is a deep kindness, rooted in peace and contentment. Truth is our shared happiness.
Truth has been with us for a very long time, waiting to be known, recognized and embraced. When we know, recognize and embrace it, chances are likely we will remember who we truly are.
As we close another calendar year and anticipate some kind of “newness” in 2015, might we give truth a chance to enter our awareness? Can we try truth on for size? Align ourselves with something stable and unwavering?
Given its permanent state and relaxed quietude, truth just might provide the missing link to happiness in everyone’s New Year!
If you’re willing to contemplate more about the idea of truth, I hope you’ll listen in to the following podcast # 46: Are You a Truth Magnet?
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If you are drawn to truth even more, write to me at Maura@Maura4u.com and ask for a free copy of my Art of Happiness ebook on Truth.
Wishing you the dawning of a truly Happier New Year in 2015!
Maura Sweeney is an International Speaker on Influence, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
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