Monday, February 13, 2012

What is Truth?

The only truth that exists is that which you accept as the truth.  There is no other absolute universal truth for all, other than the fact that you exist because love exists and love is to give free-will, which bore your independent being with the freedom to act.  And to define love would be to define "God", The Source, All That Is.


How would you know if something is the absolute truth?  Each individual must decide what to them is true and what is not true, especially when new ideas or information is received.  Even if everything you believed is purely faith, that faith is truth because you believe it.  Because you believe, it is truth, regardless of anything else contrary to the belief.  Therefore, if there was an absolute truth, you would not recognize it as an absolute truth.  You can only believe it is a truth by whatever means you use to recognize it as a truth for you.  At that point, it becomes another aspect of your faith, regardless of whether anyone else accepts it as truth.  There will always be those who do not accept something as true, because that is the nature of free-will.  Just as it may appear that the world is real, others may see things differently and not accept this as a truth.  Therefore, it is the perception and conscious choice of each individual that recognizes something as true.  It isn't about proving your truth to another as no one can prove a belief.  And it isn't about the existence of an absolute truth since, as I mentioned, no one would be able to recognize such a thing.  Everything anyone believes as the truth is recognized by each individual as a truth and in their mind some are absolute, until they choose not to believe that anymore.

At this point, people will talk about "facts" to prove a truth.  While there are evidence to prove that something is what is seems, it still doesn't create a "truth".  It only provides more reasons for someone to believe in its truth.  But in the end, a fact is also just a truth, which someone must believe in.   So facts, evidence, reasoning, all add to the creation of a belief.

Following this logic, then, you can create truths through your beliefs.  It is this aspect that allows anything to exist because anything can become reality when you believe it with intent, at least at a personal experience level.  That is the nature of reality, and you create that reality by your beliefs.  The term "faith" represents belief in something that is not seen, but you accept as true.  But if faith equals truth, then what is seen is also faith, and so even those truths that are easily seen is based on faith/belief.  This is exemplified by how the body's perception mechanism works (nerves send sensory data to the brain, which is then interpreted by the mind).  Our perception of the world, having consistency and non-variability, creates in our mind the belief that the world is real.  When someone does not believe or act with a belief in the same way as the majority, then the majority does not question their own perceptive interpretation, but instead deny the minority's interpretation, just as the minority does not question their own interpretation of truth.  This exemplifies the notion that truth lies with each individual's beliefs.

It could be said that your state of mind is based on your ideas of truth.  Those ideas you consider true forms your beliefs, which color your thoughts, attitudes, and behavior.  This is why belief creates your reality.  What you believe, you act upon and live by, whether it is your religious beliefs or something as basic as the belief that the sun will rise from the east every morning.  If you believe the world is flat, then you will live according to those beliefs.  If you learn something to alter your ideas about what is truth, then your beliefs will change to match your new idea of truth, thus once again altering your reality.

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