All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. ~~ Galileo
The principle is true, really, that you find what you look for. The principle that I have struggled with most of all is being assertive in the seeking. What is it that I have wanted to most find? Not necessarily in myself, because I know that there have been times when I have been a whole basket full of crazy. But what have I wanted to find in others and in the world around me.
To be sure, it is easy to validate and find any kind of truth. If you want to find all that is wrong about the human condition, all you have to do is watch the news or, please, anything on reality tv. All I have had to do find the truth in distrust and cruelty was to look around me and see how I and my family was treated by former friends and some colleagues from where I once worked.
Truth, then, isn’t really true.
Truth is a construct of our own experiences.
So what sorts of experiences will I seek after in order to build my own truths? This is what I’ve finally realized that I have to determine for myself. I know that I find what I look for. I know that if I look for bad experiences, horrible friendships, disloyal companions… I will find all of these. I will also find the opposite. What I really need to embrace, then, is to actively seek what I want to know.
I’m not sure if there is any such thing as “truth”. I think Galileo is right in that the point is about discovery. It is much more active. I am magnifying the spaces around me, and I am waking up my soul.
Finally, the world seems to be in its proper perspective.
I wrote and illustrated my first bestseller, "The Lovely Unicorn" in the second grade and I've been terrified of success ever since.
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2 thoughts on “Truth in Discovery”
I am so enjoying reading your work. You are awakening fragile feelings that are rather nice – scary,yet nice.
sounds like you're taking charge, taking owneshsip of your own life, and that just makes me smile. "waking up my soul". i love that. i love that you're doing that. and i love these chewy topics, too. whenever i use the word "truth", more often than not it's preceded by the word "my".
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