Truth is not the same as facts. Truth has power, whereas facts only provide information.
Realizing the dynamic Universal Laws, the first being that there is only one Absolute Source, which is SAT CHIT ANANDA, (true consciousness is bliss,) then there must also be only one source of Truth.
However, in our modern society, we are constantly bombarded with multiple versions and ideas of what others present as truth. For many, having to process too much information, too much discrepancy in valid presentations of what the truth might be, it is easy to for one’s mind to fluctuate as the rational mind attempts to sort through an endless stream of presented facts.
Because most of us have broader access to information, it is now too easy to become lost in the whirlpool of conflicting presentations of what the truth might be.
Most of us are soul seekers, and we want access to accurate information so we can make choices that are aligned with our belief systems. We want to do good, we want to act in kindness, we want to help others when help is needed. Yet, we have become cynical, cautious and careful bystanders over the past decade or so, since the information age has allowed us to become witnesses to false information in the form of on-line scams, fake news, and fear based selling techniques created to inspire us to purchase items or info-courses that might help us prevail.
I say, “Enough already!” Calm yourself, come to stillness, and remember that the only potentiality of authentic Truth is bliss. By the way, Bliss is not available for purchase, even though clever advertising campaigns try to get you to believe that.
So, when you find yourself feeling anxious, undecided upon the right course of action, or find yourself too overwhelmed to make any choice at all, pause. Come to stillness, and remember that authentic Truth is a power of Nature, by which the only potentiality is perfect bliss.
Allow me to further explain:
Truth is a Power
As a force of nature, Truth only has one direction, which is a direct path leading to Absolute, Pure, Perfect Consciousness.
Therefore, as you contemplate your choice of action while wishing to be in alignment with Absolute Truth, realize that your action must always involve the highest possible Good. Your choices must involve loving-kindness and peaceful activism. If your choice of action allows you to gain, while others may suffer, you have stepped away from your own divine nature, set the Laws of Cause and Effect into motion, and more pain and suffering will surely come.
The Yoga Sciences and philosophies teach us that once we engage in action with our own benefit in mind, we have lost connection with the only true reality. These types of choices may bring temporary bliss or peace of mind, but soon any acquired gain will become lost inside a new condition of pain and suffering.
Learn to Accept current conditions as they are.
Accepting your current experience of reality, places you on the path of authentic Truth. If you are feeling angry, frustrated, overwhelmed, anxious, sad…etc, accept those conditions. Realize that these emotional experiences are Teachers, and inside the emotion, once explored, you will find what the Truth of the matter, is.
As such emotions present themselves, don’t change them, don’t distract yourself from them. Instead, pause, realize them, and thank them. (Trust me on this!) Thank them, because you know underneath a clear presentation of the Truth exists.
Sit with the emotion, accept it, thank it, and then declare, “I choose Truth!” Make this statement, loud and clear. Allow yourself to FEEL the power of choosing Truth.
This action also invokes the Law of Cause and Effect, because if you seek Truth, and are certain that a perfect Truth can be known, through synchronicity, Truth MUST come. You will come to know perfect clarity, once you commit yourself to fully accepting what the Truth might be.
Practice compassion with yourself, and offer it others, always.
Responding to any pain and suffering you may be experiencing with wisdom, love, and integrity allows you to reach a higher place of wisdom within. Additionally, practicing compassion for yourself, allows you to offer to others as well, even our perceived enemies.
Seeking authentic Truth is a daily practice.
Gandhi called the power of Truth, “Satyagraha,” which translates to mean adherence to truth. The practice involves a willingness to modify one’s belief patterns while a compassionate mindset develops over time.
Truth is force of power that is abundantly found inside a peaceful and calm mind. This state of consciousness provides a level of clarity that will effortlessly and always guide your mind to set good intentions, and act from a level of honesty that is fueled with an inner power of unwaivering confidence.
Authentic Truth opens the heart, and liberates us from experiencing fear, hatred, or greed that would normally engage us to act with revenge, or intolerance. Truth is the only power that makes reconciliation and forgiveness possible.
Holding yourself in compassion as you grow into this wisdom is a form of peaceful activism. Additionally, learning to remain steady in the mind, while witnessing others act with no regard for the truth is also peaceful activism. Our actions will speak much louder that words.
Believe in the Truth, by trusting Truth. Stay steady. Have compassion for yourself as you grow, and have compassion for others, knowing that they will learn. Authentic truth always presents itself when we allow “space” for it to become known.
Truth is the only power that reconciles the desires of the rational mind with the potentiality of our perfect inner wisdom, which is the path to the authentic Truth of SAT CHIT ANANADA.
~May all choose the Power of Truth
Melinda Johnston, M.Msc.
Melinda Johnston, M.Msc. Spiritual Philosopher and Coach, Intuitive Healer, Wellness Consultant, International Author and Speaker, Peace Activist
Melinda has over 25 years of study and practice in religious culture, practical philosophical, metaphysical sciences and understanding for the historical “webs” of human history. Because she is well versed in multiple facets of religious and sacred philosophy, including the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Vedanta, Metaphysical consciousness, and the Science of Yoga, her gentle teaching method allows one’s self knowledge to expand to deeper level, naturally.