ButterfliesGalore

How do you decide if something is true?

Posted on: April 2, 2010

Truth, the state of being in accord with fact or reality.

I am a facts kind of person. Emotion and feelings are really not something I deal with well. For example tonight while talking to my husband, he gets all emotional about his friend Dan, who has cancer, who I might add is doing well. My husband gets all emotional about it, as I am more practical in my response, or am I? Although I consider myself to be a loving, caring person, I am not going to worry because God is there holding Dan in palm of his hand. I have the general impression that I cannot get all crazy and emotional every time some bad or terrible happens to someone. This may be my reality, but not someone elses. Their true reality is probably very different. I may be trying to hide those bad feelings and teach myself a different truth.

I find that truth is in the reality of the teller and the receiver. There is a choice to be made in believing and going with truth, or challenging it based on our background and beliefs.

In the meantime, I will try to be more in the present to realize that, just like my husband, there are different opinions, feelings and judgements that all can be true in the eye of the beholder.

2 Responses to "How do you decide if something is true?"

“I will try to be more in the present to realize that there are different opinions, feelings and judgements that all can be true in the eye of the beholder.”

Kim – that seems like a very reasonable approach. We all look through different lenses. Many times those lenses are colored based on our own life experience and the baggage that we carry.

Laurie Buchanan
http://holessence.wordpress.com/

Thanks for your response,,,,,

Now I have an explanation for everything!
I am color blind….LOL Really am.

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