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How To Find Truth

Updated on January 11, 2014

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Piute and pre white man. Go figure the figure. e
Piute and pre white man. Go figure the figure. e | Source

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

We would rather a horse like us than you.
We would rather a horse like us than you. | Source

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!

This was not my scene. Dad was left out. And that is good.
This was not my scene. Dad was left out. And that is good. | Source

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.

Take a poll for you and you only

Can you love without judgement?

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Denise, it always makes my day when some lets me know that something I may have contributed has them thinking.

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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      What profound thoughts! You have me thinking about my own truth, and my desire to help others. Thanks!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Nadine, some say that is my biggest fault. I live where a mortgage payment is secondary to a feeling in the night sky and a son's question about God is more important than taxes. But we get by.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      A great article, written from your heart.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Let us go forth and keep looking and as writers keep telling what we find.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Swilliams I see beauty where there could be a broken spirit. You are our light source. You keep our heads up high. Arizona is my land of birth. I love my deserts and high plateaus though I was born at 7,000 feet next to Mt. Humphreys. Be exceptionally kind to yourself, you deserve it.

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Nice ae article Eric.Liked it

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Great Article Ericdierker. This article challenges the reader to reflect on how we see others and through their eyes how they may see us in return.

      Voted up useful. Thanks!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Jodah, we are free to fail. That is our greatest freedom. I am a poor man but I count my richness every day. And I write. I am full of folly yet I will pull a thing from the garbage and make it a tool that strengthens my home. We are long past judgment and ready for peace.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A wise man is ever in search of the truth. A truthful man may one day find wisdom. (John Hansen)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I have heard that from the mouths of babes come good knowledge. But I know that from the mouths of those who have lived a full life comes wisdom that we are wise to hear. Let goodness fall upon those good enough to listen to both, for both knees hold what we need to learn. With your poetry today I am lifted.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Prescott valley finds itself with freezing winds of change from the Mingus to the high desert of the Hualapai. This is good and well known of my people. Let the wind blow and take care for your labs.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      What gift is more precious that of the mouth of that of the ear? I propose as you so well said it is that of the ear. Blessings to you on this day that you gave of your self to this important issue.

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      Naomi Novella 3 years ago from New York, New York

      Great article! My father always told me "In order to be happy you must forget yourself and love others." I keep that thought in my head when I start to feel judgmental. Not always an easy thing to do but when I let go of judgement my life is much better for it. As I'm sure is the lives those I'm with. Wisdom from a little old Italian man goes far. Thanks for your insights and showing us a bit of your own truths.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Another wonderful article! Very nice job.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Great article and I agree with your sentiment.We can learn a lot (and for free!) once we master the art of listening to others.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cam we are students

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      Chris Mills 3 years ago from Maple City, Michigan

      Eric, We learn from others, we learn from children, from prostitutes, from the homeless. Thanks for reminding me to remain teachable, no matter where the lesson comes from.