The Corruption of Lies
The Corruption of Lies
By Tony DeLorger © 2012
Who among us can plead ignorance, when reality, stark and poignant, is like a slap in the face to our reticence, our unfailing denial of truth. One can only fool oneself for so long without the guilt of misguidance gnawing away at our consciousness, until at some point, we buckle under the weight of our deluded choices.
In the solitude of a quiet and resolute mind, the lies we convince ourselves true, haunt us like spectres of past, walking the halls of our minds with monotonous even steps, beating time to our unsteady hearts. All this we endure for the sake of internal lies, something we deem preferable to facing reality in the light of day.
We are strange fickle creatures, always with the presence of mind to invent scenarios to fulfil our will, regardless of truth. For some reason we believe our lies to remove ourselves for the unpleasant and arduous task of explanation and the perceptions of others. In this undertaking we ultimately believe we are in control, when in fact we are pawns of our own delusions.
How supercilious we are in our deceptions, always touting our prideful achievements, while skeletons rattle away in our closets. The means justifying the end is our catchphrase, believing what people don't know won't hurt us. But as with all deceit and delusion, truth has a way of revealing itself, and always at an appropriate or should I say inappropriate moment.
Investment in lies creates a false and complex landscape that eventually slips from our hands and lives independently of us, taking on a course without our input or control. The complexity of our projections can exceed even our own expectations, often dragging us into much strife and hardship in order to uphold what we have started. So is it worth it?
Lies are a corruption of truth, a slandering of thought and intent that in action are meant to keep us in good stead, protect, conceal or elevate us in status. But in truth we create a false God, an imposter worthy only of disdain and weakness. Self-delusion is the easiest of decisions, we as understood by ourselves have all the ammunition to disarm logic, veil reality and sell the path of least resistance. In short, lies are cheap, easy and when deemed a sucker, we are our best adversary.
Truth, although often difficult, delivers far more than the delusion of being saved. It actually saves us. It gives us the valued lessons of learning that can be gained no other way. When we resist truth and create lies in doing that, we are short-changing ourselves and the possibilities in our lives. So next time you are tempted to hide behind a lie, perhaps you'll reconsider the path you're creating, and the chain reaction that this action can create.
Honesty is a highly sought commodity, not all that prevalent these days. In conclusion of considering why, I have to say I believe we each as individuals must take responsibility for our own internal dialogue, our own facing of the truth. For as much as we can delude ourselves, the world follows suit. Truth grows from a seed and spreads outward into the world. The decision is always ours. What world do we really want?