Thursday, June 3, 2010

Value of truth

When we try to define ourselves or define others around us in order to predict things about ourselves and others we refer only to certain moments from our lives and take them to represent our entire life. But as time passes new moments come that change the way we perceive the world. Owing to this change a question then comes to mind which is "is anything predictable"?

The answer to the question is that there are "truths" in the external and our (inner) internal world that don't change and therefore allow for things to be predictable. Discovering them is therefore unquestionably an important task.

An example of one of these truths is in an earlier post titled "Gratitude and the Abyss" where I realized that anything that draws you in and becomes insatiable should be avoided. And that the way to avoid it is to appreciate what we already have of it.

I then discovered another truth which was that if we give a depth of attention to our work, family and friends and narrow our focus to them, then these can become powerful opportunities for fulfillment. Such that we can live very rich lives as a result of fully engaging them.

Thus if we discover them and live by them a truth has power to harmonize us with the outer world and because we have similar inner world makeup harmonize us with other people.

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