Truth? In Search of….

Truth, what is it really? We as a human race are always in search of the truth, what is fact and what is fiction? It is defined (n) as the quality or state of being.  A fact or belief that is accepted as true. Yet, the question still has to be asked, the truth we know, is it really true? What is fact? I think that most can agree that basic math is seen as truth, 2 plus 2 will always be 4 right?

Think about Galileo and the beliefs that came before him, that the Earth was the center of the solar system (Geocentric model). He believed something completely different from their truth, he believed in the Heliocentric model, having the sun at the center of the solar system. His view was seen as foolish and absurd by the Roman Inquisition that was put in charge of investigating. After the investigation Galileo was tried by the Inquisition and found to be “vehemently suspect of heresy”. He spent the rest of his life under house arrest, because of truth?

There are many stories like this, where people questioned the masses and were later found to be correct…so again I ask, what is truth? I believe truth is what YOU believe it to be! What does this mean and how can understanding that truth is perception (in most cases) benefit us?

Think about every argument you’ve had in your life, were you right? Even when you won the argument were you right? My experience is that no one is ever right or wrong, most times they are both. Which means that if we change our thinking, open our minds and take down some of our defenses, we can grow, learn and have a much greater opportunity at finding what is closest to truth.

Ask yourself, “Is there a chance, no matter how small, that what I believe to be truth is not true?” “Could there be another way at looking at this situation?” If the answer is yes, then you owe it to yourself to listen and hear a different perspective. Not an easy thing to do, to stop your own thinking and question your perspective.



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