How To Find Truth
who knows this woman who carved this?
I am qualified to know truth. Isn't that funny!
No really I have a degree in logic, I have been schooled in what is popularly known as forensics and I have doctorate in law and used to teach evidence to law students. Just think about that. It is funny. My philosophy degree in logic is science based not that ethereal stuff like Kant or Descartes although I had to study them along with the Koran and Bible and Dharma stuff. My degree in Insurance is Risk Management -- how to get away with hurting people and not paying. My associate/Academy degree in Security taught me how to write up stuff to show a reality reflecting no culpability. And that crazy doctorate and work in evidence taught me that nothing is true until I say it is.
You see all of that is bullpucky. I worked hard learning all that and preaching for a few years. And I sought out truth with a vengeance. From laboratories to juries I by golly jingles I am qualified to tell you the truth.
But I do not know it. I know mine but I do not know my four children's of mom's. Perhaps they know mine. Maybe.
But I do know a truth that applies to all of us and is therefor truth.
We have our own truths. Isn't that cool. You are a runaway teenage girl that has resorted to prostitution to get by. He is a fancy pantsy wall street lawyer with gabillions in the bank.
I love both of you and want to learn your truths. Bill is finally opening up to me to let me know his truths. He lives in the canyon down quarry way. I am working real hard at learning my truths but I do not get them yet.
Our truths come as we peel away an onion, layer by layer. We are not programmed to even know our own truths.
As a man with a "BS" I know not science. As a man with a JD I know not proof.
But I do know that you have truths and they are yours and worthy of knowing by me.
Some of us really do not care what you think
Let us rest and not need to conform or confront. That is my job. It is what I do as a preacher man. But it is not your job.
Know that you are loved and your opinions and truths matter to me and to others. Some co-ed I was counseling told me of her thoughts on baptism and then quickly recounted because they were not in alignment with doctrine. How wonderful that she had her own thoughts. And I could not support her anymore than I did. She is now a doctor and mother of two and a great woman that loves effusively.
Who put doubts in her head? Who and what bastard deterred her from her own mindful thoughts. Perhaps a teacher, or a preacher of just some scientist spewing his belief with fervor. But it was not love that pretended to teach her other than her own love.
You are magnificent. You are glory. The more trouble you got the more lessons you been taught.
I look good in a suit and tie and I command and demand respect when I speak or write at my work. I am paid healthily and I am seldom wrong. But that young lady who is 15 and pregnant knows more truth than I.
Van Morrison had issues regarding self esteem. But,,,,,,
Let it be our cause at this hour to honor and give praise to those seemingly lessor than us.
Lift me oh Lord so that I can raise myself to learn and be preached to by the children. For I am nothing without the lessons taught me by other's belief and truth.
How about we just love others and learn from them, momma to baby!
Now back to how to find truth.
It is found in the big let go. Yep it is that simple. Truth abounds but our egos and preconceived notions block truth from our being. We want to control or conform reality to our space and notions. No baby, take my word on it. We are only found when our self is lost.
Your truth is cool. I want to know it. I want to share it. And I want to know it in a way where I know you.