For the Love of Truth

     The world perception of what is good and what is bad becomes somewhat confusing.  Claims of fake news, rampant injustice, evil intent, and ideological strife seek to surround us wrap us up in what is the truth or what is not.  The love of truth, if it burns in us, will eventually provide the light that brings us out of the darkness.  But as human beings how can we find in our hearts the compass that brings us to the truth?

     A very wise man once said that by the same judgement that you judge, so will you be judged.  If you use this as a standard to judge what is true or not true, things become interesting.  It implies that if you can perceive something that exists in another person, it is also true that it must exist in you.

     If you see someone as a liar, for example, you also must know what it is like to be a liar yourself.  You can imagine that living by such a standard is terribly harsh if you always judge by negative attributes (such as deception, envy, greed, selfishness and whatever else might be considered bad); it sucks you into a downward spiral that only leads into a perception of everything being bad to being worse.  I have noticed that this is the theme of horror shows and the seed of world wars.

     Now look at what happens when you use this same standard to perceive the good in others.  If you judge someone as being honest, for example, you must know what it is like to be honest (strong, loving, generous, kind, and so forth).  The cycle of positive judgements draws your perception into an upward spiral to higher levels of being.  The more you perceive the positive attributes in others, the more they become manifest in your own being.  This leads to inspiration from a perception of being good to being better.  This is the theme of epic novels and the seed of great civilizations.

     We find that the state of our heart is eventually where we find ourselves and others.  In the upward trend, our reality, in time, becomes glorious, and the horrors fade away.  Our reality manifests itself in truth and we (and those that stay around us) eventually become the best beings possible.

     I love the truth.  It appears that it is true that we will eventually be judged in the same manner that we judge others because our judgements will manifest the desires of our own heart, both for ourselves and others.  It might really be that simple.

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4 thoughts on “For the Love of Truth

  1. Stephanie says:

    This is quite an unusual find in my inbox for these days. I gratefully welcome it since it is very timely for my personal life as well as the more public condition of our world. You speak wise truth, Dr. Samuelson. Please keep it coming. God bless.

  2. Amy says:

    Hi Gary,
    Well put. And, very timely in these crazy times! It is good to take time to introspect.
    Love to the family, always ❤

  3. Leslie Chesebro says:

    What a beautiful and inspirational post! Thank you for reminding us, especially when so many things around us appear to be dark, and negative, that we have the power within us to produce light, and in the light we can feel glorious. It’s so easy to be sucked in to the negative, but by choice we can instead see the good, the best, the love and just even writing about good things, brightens the heart. Ahh yes! Thank you, for being YOU!

    Best,

    Leslie (Tom Cleary’s wife)

    Please forgive typos, odd words (auto correct) and grammatical errors that I missed while sending this on the fly. Sent from my iPhone.

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