Truth Makes You Free

..."and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." is what it is written in the Bible in John 8:32.

Are we truly prepared to listen, accept and deal with the words from an honest person? I am not considering those that want to hurt with "truth". Who is an honest person? You will know when the person is sincere, truthful, trustworthy, honorable, fair, genuine and loyal with integrity.

My dear husband says that all is in the eyes of the beholder...I will change for the occasion eyes for ears. Because the fact of how the truth is said needs to be added how it is perceived. There has been moments when the truth arrives that I would have preferred to become an ostrich and dig my head into the ground and just hide. But will that change the truth? Learning to deal and accept truths are necessary for good mental health. When we are mentally healthy our bodies respond better and we become happier humans.

John 8:32
John 8:32

Knowing the truth

Evading the truth turns us prisoner of our own lies. And we imprison the honesty of others because many times the truth hurts. Telling the truth and knowing it, despite consequences, comes from being emotionally mature. Maturity defines how we will react in the moment of "truth".

How many of us have a Pinocchio within? Are we willing to feel the liberty that comes with the freedom of knowing the truth? How many of us have been free just because somebody came with the truth?

Two points for honesty

When lies prevail over truth

Concepts
Actions
Denial
Acceptance of a lie instead of reality
Error
Stating a lie by ignorance or mistake
Exaggeration
Giving more importance, or trying to out-stand from reality
Fabrication
Making uo an untrue story
Minimization
Reducing the real amount or degree of the truth
Omission
Leaving something out
Restructuring
Changing, restoring or altering reality

Accept truth

Do we prefer to hide away and become slaves of our own lies? I wish I could be sufficiently mature to accept truth always. I need to grow...because truth still hurts and I want to become completely free and feel my spiritual wings elevate me high.

Quotes about truth

There are some truths and lies sayings by people that left us a legacy. I hope we meditate and become more mature to be free with "truths".

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Who lies for you will lie against you. Bosnian Proverb

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby. George Herbert

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. Author Unknown

Body language of a liar

Many of us on occasions will assume a position of stress, or live an uncomfortable situation. Our body sends messages of what is happening emotionally or spiritually. The body has a language and we need discernment to recognize when are we confronting a liar or just experiencing a stressful moment. These situations promote the lack or increase of:

  • Preventing eye contact
  • Sweating in a cool environment
  • Constant body movement
  • Change of conversation drastically
  • Disrupted speech flow

Are you hiding from truth?

Are we truly prepared to listen, accept and deal with the words from an honest person?

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I dare us to become naked from lies into the dressing of truth...let's be free!



Blessings to all!



© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Write the definition of 'Truth' in your mind and heart

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© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Froggy213 5 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

I am so proud and impressed. I have a wonderful and amazing hubbing wife sitting across from me writing some amazing hubs.


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Lastheart 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

I'm learning from the best...you Froggy213. Thanks, for being in my life and sharing it with me.


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Betty Ruiz 5 years ago from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Dejavu?


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Da Filkman 5 years ago

Aww!

And I'M so proud to be reading the writings of the only character in this "West Side Story 2011" with an Irish name!

Aw!

(very good job, Mags :)


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Lastheart 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Betty Ruiz...Maggie soy libre's pages are the appetizer of Last Heart pages.

Dear Filkman so you also know about my Irish blood...thanks, for your up lifting comment.


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Betty Ruiz 5 years ago from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Oh... Then, I'll bring my reply to your "appetizer" on Maggie soy libre's pages all the way here, to Lastheart's hubs. That okay with you? Thanks!

Yes, I agree with you, dear sister… but not entirely. One should be frank when talking… but that’s one thing and another is to offend someone with the truth. It doesn’t mean you should be hypocrite and a liar just to avoid hurting a person; one should be cautious while selecting words to express truth. If we’re deeply sincere, criticism should always be constructive; explanations should be given in a pacific and pleasant tone. Timing is crucial: the moment chosen to make a particularly true remark should be gradual and without hesitation… do not speak out from thin air, unannounced and unexpectedly. Take time to build up the adequate moment; do not rush things leaving out juicy details. Half truths are worse than whole truths because they create confusion and lead towards imagination and destructive creativity by means of gossip. Location: please, do not confess anything or tell someone something you know in front of a crowd (unless you’re standing in front of a jury and a judge in a court of justice with your right hand over a Holy Bible); select a nice, quiet environment to spill your guts out. Private or public place? It all depends on the content of the information. Confessions should always be done to better the quality of a person’s life… to whom it is said as from who is saying it… and never with hurtful feelings, past grudges or revenge in mind. Since truth is something so important that can change the life of anyone in a second (positively or negatively), it should be taken very serious and responsively.

Love hurts… but would you , conscientiously hurt someone you love? It is said that truth shall set you free... and it is also painful… would you inflict pain to someone just for your own freedom? There are things that do better to one’s life and others if it is kept secret. .. If there’s no other option than to tell it like it is, opt for disguising the truth that it may sound as a clarification, a load lifted from ones’ shoulders. Not as if a boulder had been placed on theirs… liberating yours.

I clarify: this is ME, saying... not imposing.

But, before you make any decision, consult God first... and second, let your conscience be your guide.


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Lastheart 5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Wow, Betty, I wonder why aren't you writing hubs. I think your comments are really good Hubs.


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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

Very thought provoking. We are only as sick as our secrets. Great work!


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub

The truth does hurt, yet I really never thought about a person having to be mature enough to handle the truth? (I had thought that it was humbleness that gave us the ability to handle truth). I tried to understand why it is, that as we get older the things we thought were truth, became lies? Living the lies of others for years and not even knowing our lives were based deception? Now that hurts:( I love this hub, you did a great job...in portraying a new concept to me:) Glad to find you here Lastheart, and love your story on your bio!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks, for the comment. Truth hurts but freedom is good.


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub

Yes, freedom is everything:)


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I think your husband is a wise man. I agree with him that it's all in the eye of the beholder. Now, I must make a paranthesis because I need to learn something about the saying with the beholder. A beholder is a person who is aware of something or one who is seen as a perceiver. Thus, anything is in the eye of the beholder - in this way the saying makes sense: it all depends on the person who is doing the perceiving.

This saying makes sense in a different way too though because a beholder is also a mythical creature which has many eyes, it's like a big round head with little eyes popping out of everywhere ... So, I guess depending on which eye is doing the looking, the perception may differ.

How did You understand the beholder saying - just curious? It's in the eye of the beholder, for sure! lol

I think we can sit and talk about "Truth" forever. I love this topic. As the quote on my profile states: "The truth is rarely pure and never simple" - Oscar Wild.

I think Truth is critical in Life. If we do not seek truth, I am of the opinion that we will have some regretting to do on our dying bed - just my own personal view. At the same time as I appreciate truth, I must say that I can not only accept things as true but I can accept them as necessary too. That is a paradox that I cannot say that I am terribly happy with but I have not found a way around it yet. I'm thinking on this one still ....

Thanks for the read. Great topic, in my opinion. Cheers!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Mr. Happy , thanks for your valuable time reading this hub and leaving such deep comment. I agree that we could sit and talk forever about "Truth".

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