What is Truth?

A blogger friend of mine, CM…wrote about ‘Our Voices –and Speaking the Truth to Power’ today.

After reading her post, my words will probably make more sense. At least I hope they do.

My comment was – ‘Many pov. And each has a slice of ‘truth’ . Sometimes an aspect of truth gets lost in the torrent of ‘outraged’ voices.’

Just because you are outraged does not make the words/action/object true. My point of view…does not mean you have the same point of view. My aspect of truth does not negate your aspect of truth. Nor should your aspect of truth override mine because your are ‘outraged’ or louder than me.

It is easy to get caught up in the rush and emotional roller coaster of the many voices.

Right Speech (one of the Noble Eightfold Path) “In every case, if it is not true, beneficial and timely, one is not to say it.”

Thanks CM for the spark of this post. Enjoy and Be well all.

 

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4 thoughts on “What is Truth?

  1. Sometimes silence is the best response. 😀

    • Silence is our friend more often than not. Now if only i could remember that:) Thanks Nancy:)

  2. “It is easy to get caught up in the rush and emotional roller coaster of the many voices.”

    I believe that the most overwhelming desire that people have in society is simply the desire to be heard. Unfortunately, as you noted, when we hear the call of those other voices we often fail to listen, and instead we feel the press to have our own voice heard and join in the chorus.

    Thank you for your post

    • I agree with you. People want to be heard…really listened to…understood. Twitter, FB, Blogs…all confirm our need to be heard.

      And…yes, if we are all talking who is listening? Practice & meditation helps us to quieten our voice and hear what is truly being ‘said’.

      Thank you HB for your comment. 🙂

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