4th Day of Yule – Remembering the Noble Virtue of Truth
"Truth is as relative as the individual. What one person or group finds to be the Truth, another finds to be ridiculous. There is no universal truth. There is no one-way or right way of seeing things. What we accept as truth is merely that; our truth. No one person or group has the right to dictate their truth on anyone. Search for your own truth."
Now, I'm normally an upbeat kind of person, preferring to focus on the positive side of life and giving people the chance to share their truths with me. But this movie got me mad . . . mad at the very people that we put our trust in, namely the government. Is this movie truthful? I don't know for sure, but it sure made me think.
This movie and others like it, newspapers, television, politics, organized religion, and the like are the whole reason why I DON'T read newspapers, watch television or partake in politics or organized religion. I guess you could say that I follow the old addage 'Ignorance is bliss'. Not that I'm ignorant of the world and what goes on in it . . . I just choose to focus on the positive. It's like in the movie 'The Secret' where they discuss the world, war, political unrest, et cetera. Instead of focusing on what you don't want (i.e. war) it's better to focus on what you do want, and for most of us that's peace.
And so today, I choose to reflect on the positives in life. The fact that I can follow my own religious truth is one of them. That I live in a place where I don't have to worry about stepping out my front door into a war zone. I have good, fresh food to eat. I have people who love me and people whom I love. I have warmth on a cold winter's night, and I have my own truths that uphold me and give me courage and strength.
Ma'at ~ Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Balance & Order
I am better than my own prejudices,
my heart is deeper than my own pettyness,
my true spirit seeks the balance of harmony,
my journey as a human can unite me with all.
In our hearts, the eternal divine dwells.
I call it by one name of my understanding,
you call it by another name,
and others call it by other names.
The different names do not matter.
Divine is divine is divine and eternal.
It has names beyond counting
each name is true and sacred.
We are divided only by our own prejudices,
threatened by our own fears of the unlimited.
We see the indivisible power of spiritual eternity
and divide it into manageable bits of understanding,
leaving the greater truths beyond our feeble grasp,
clinging to a few facets of the unlimited divine
and defend our facets as the whole truth,
the only truth we dare to see and accept.
May my heart be open to understand more,
open to celebrate the facets held sacred by others
knowing that their truth is as true as mine.
Each path and every path to the divine is sacred
and deserving of my deepest respect.
Call it God, Energy or something else.
All names of the divine are true,
sacred, eternal and magic.
~ Abby Willowroot © 2008 ~