Tuesday, October 12th, 2010...1:05 pm
The Veil of Truth
We all see what we want to see.
The ‘veil of truth’ is what we would like to think is true. For all of the times we have told ourselves something in the hopes of it satisfying a particular need, validating a wrongful behaviour, or deciding that we are justified in feeling a certain way and acting accordingly – there is always the mechanism of real truth – right there beneath the surface.
Real truth is like a homing device. No matter what information we ‘tell it’ – our internal mechanism of knowing what ‘is’ always “spits” out the real truth. Deep down we know that we were less than truthful when answering a question, somehow justifying our ‘omission of information’ because we thought the truth would be received with a ‘worse’ reaction. And yet how possibly can we keep the truth from revealing itself at some point – causing just as much if not more damage?
Nowhere is it right to be anything less than honest and truthful when it comes to what you reveal to others. But how do we get so far removed from being truthful?
One of the main ways in which we begin to operate under a veil – a shroud of truth – is by deciding how we think others will respond and then augmenting our behaviour accordingly. It isn’t enough to understand how much better it is to honor and respect someone else choices – know that you can’t possibly decide for them whether or not they can handle the truth.
Instead….be willing to offer up truth with a full explanation of what you are thinking and your rationale for your decision and let others come to their own conclusions. It is their freedom of choice to do so.
In the end you may have to compromise somewhat, but it becomes a compromise that lets you both rejoice in victory rather than imposing your choices and beliefs on another.
Truth they say – is in the eyes of the beholder.
Real truth isn’t what you perceive to be true – rather it originates in the heart. Living fully from a place of being honest and authentic means that your truth is simply what is – not what you think it should be.