If you have ever heard the saying the truth will set you free and have thought that’s a bunch of religious nonsense, well, let me tell you, it’s not particularly religious and it definitely is not nonsense.
However a lot of misrepresentation, or misinterpretation I should say, exists around this where the truth is seen as one truth or one scintillating element somewhere out there. And the pragmatic reality is that yes, the truth really does set you free and it is your truth.
It’s the truth of your life, it’s the truth of who you are and what you’re dealing with. And if you can access that truth it is extremely liberating.
What is imprisoning is the web of illusions or deceit or lies that may surround us and that is very entrapping actually. Because when you deal with things that are not the truth whether they are intentional on your part or someone else’s, or unintentional, the fact still remains that you don’t know what you’re dealing with. Things can change.
This is where perceptions of the truth come in as well and which gives rise to the idea that truth is relative, that truth is a perception. It’s none of the above.
Yes. We very often have perceptions and relativity and that’s not coming from the truth. That’s coming from stories people put out there and the stories that you tell yourself about your life.
If you can abandon all the stories and find the truth it is very, very freeing because now you are no longer sitting and thinking about whether it was you, your perception of whether it was them, their perception or what is the government saying or what is society saying, and what should you do, how should you appear all these extraneous things are just completely wiped off the board.
And you can live your life on a very clear path, the path that is your truth. And if that is not liberating I don’t know what is.