This meme is a powerful reminder to me about one of the primary beliefs I hold.
Truth is an exacting master. It stands alone and cannot be changed. However, when we are not equal to the totality of it, we only see bits and pieces. The mind attempts to interpret what is seen from what we know and almost always gets it wrong.
A graphic example of this is our knowledge of the truth of fire. If we are only equal to its truth of burning, then we will indeed be burned when in contact with fire. However, if we are equal to fire itself, then it cannot burn us (think Daniel in the fiery furnace) for we become one with it.
In another example occurs when we see a flash or get a symbol intuitively, we have to wait for the truth to reveal itself. We almost never do have the patience for it to be made known to us. Instead we jump on Google to find out what someone else has to say about it, which is seldom if ever the truth of its meaning for us.
Only in the silence of our minds can we hear truth’s voice.
How do we know when we have perceived a truth? Most people get a physical feeling. I have heard it called getting goosebumps, a washing, a flow, prana, Kundalini energy,, and "me tingles" (the last from a British, Spiritualist friend of mine). That is when we know what we have either heard, said or thought is a truth.
Yet there are different truths. We each have what we perceive as the truth for us, and that perception creates our world.
Yet there is also the truth of each entity. This is what we teach in class here at the center… to know each entity as it exists before words, before someone has laid a meaning on it that may or may not be a truth.
Returning to the meme, we can only see in others whatever truths we know. If we grew up in a family of liars, it is very difficult for us to believe someone is telling the truth because we are unfamiliar with it. If we grow up in a family that is exceedingly honest, it is very difficult to detect a lie for we do not see that as a possibility.
Most of the time, whatever we say about others is simply a reflection of what we know about ourselves. We cannot see what we do not know.
The closer we align ourselves with the truths that come from the place before words, the more harmonious our lives are.