There are many truths, in my view there is a different truth in each of us, and that fascinates me.
As I see it, if we are lucky, we get to see our truth, a view of the divine, OUR view of the divine, and the divine is so big and so vast that each view is different – different angles, different aspects etc. Therefore to me, when I am lucky enough to be told about another’s truth it adds to my understanding and appreciation of the All that is. Even when that truth conflicts with aspects of my own there is learning to be had, it is always good to question, and opposing views cause questions to be asked.
If you hear another’s truth and that makes you upset, and you find yourself compelled to “correct” their view, step back and ask yourself why you need another to affirm your truth by agreeing with it? There can be a few reasons for this, it maybe that you have not completed training your ego and you are suffering from the untrained ego’s need to have everyone agree with it, in order for it’s sense of self to feel vindicated. It could also be that you do not know your truth very well, if at all, for anyone that really knows their truth realises just how unique this view is.
So let’s come together and celebrate our uniqueness! Let us all share our truth’s, certain in the knowledge that no two truths are the same, and therefore let us take the logical step of acceptance of our differences, in fact lets move beyond acceptance acceptance and into full celebration of the fact that my uniqueness is the ultimate affirmation of yours. Let us all move beyond judgement of another’s truth and into that wonderful place where we can accept any truth and the differences with ours do not cause us to hold pain and disdain. Try to remember if you get these things, then it is your problem, not the theirs.
But what about ego truths? What about those whose truth is to follow another?
Yes, in my view there are two kinds of truth; there is the borrowed truth and there is the authentic truth. A person who is not connected with self, who has not looked deep within themselves to truly know self has a tendency to borrow truth’s from others, and once they have done that they tend to look for others to do the same.
This is one of the biggest problems with our society – people will fight in order to have their adopted truth accepted and adopted by others. Society has a very long history of this and it is the reason why people say religion is bad and in many ways it is true – A religion that try’s to force people to abandon their own unique truth in order to adopt a single common view of the nature of the divine is fundamentally racist and some would say evil, so why do we do that?
It all comes down to the way ego works when it is left untrained and when we are disconnected from our truth of self.
A person that suffers hardship during childhood is left disconnected from self – unaware of their truth. For the majority this hardship takes the form of the education process, which causes them to reject their truth of self and to take a view that looks for external truths to adopt. Society encourages this way of operating.
Having become disconnected from their truth, the individual starts to become unwittingly reliant on ego to provide them with happiness.
The untrained ego works on judgement, it compares things, creates tick lists for reasons to be happy and an awful lot of those tick lists revolve around affirmation from others – ego needs to know that everyone agrees with us, and when they do, ego will tell us to be happy. In this way, people become increasingly determined to have others agree with them, and so they become evangelists for their adopted truth – desperate for others to believe the same thing in order for them to be happy, if they come across others that do not believe then it makes them unhappy and since seeking happiness seems to be a prime directive of humanity then they will ultimately fight to have others agree with them, they will also kill for it.
So what is the answer? How can we break this system that causes us to hate others for their differences? I humbly suggest the most important thing is that we need to teach everyone how to train their ego to seek their personal truth. For me this is the single most important thing that we can do. When a person finally reveals their own genuine truth then the logic falls into place that this unique truth means that everyone else also has a unique truth to be revealed, and that this myriad of unique truths means this world is far more interesting than the one the followers of adopted truths would have us create.