Hey people, It’s a great monday evening and we end this easter celebration with a great and insightful write up by @monsieuruwem. This is our #WriteUp4TheMonth and I hope you enjoy it, feel free to share and comment.
There are numerous definitions of the word ‘truth’ and numerous perspectives regarding this word. Take a few seconds, pause everything you’re doing right now and ask yourself ‘have I been truthful to myself?’
I think where most of us get it wrong is we tend to be subjective with the ‘truth’ and alter it to suit our situation or impending decisions. The ‘Truth’ is a more comprehensive term and no matter how you may try to alter its meaning it should imply ‘accuracy and honesty’.
So then, what is my definition of the ‘truth’ – Sincerity in Character, Action and Utterance.
The knowledge of the truth defines what becomes our character, which then shows off in our actions and utterances. Even the Bible says “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”, meaning the knowledge of the truth will eventually define us.
Our greatest problem lies in the fact that it is easier to lie to ourselves than face the truth. The truth is universal, human beings are wired to know what is right from wrong. I’m sure you’re asking yourself how is that possible? Let’s see some examples –
A baby bites her moms nipples and stares back at her mom to see her reaction, how did the baby know that biting the nipple was wrong?; a child at a tender age lies to cover up he/she breaking a plate, who told the child that breaking the plate was wrong?
Yet we have doused and killed our conscience over time because we prefer to lie to ourselves than face the truth. A girl cheats on her boyfriend because she has concluded that all men cheat which is a lie; A guy prefers to party, have ‘fun’ and ignore his books yet he knows that if he doesn’t study he’ll fail; Another person prefers to hang out with bad friends because he/she want to feel accepted when he/she knows that they will influence them into doing wrong; A husband treats his wife like trash because he’s getting attention from another woman ignoring the knowledge that his world will crumble if his wife leaves him.
This leads me to one truth that defines our existence – What you sow, you will reap or like most of us have heard, the law of Karma. Nobody can dispute that this is not an actual truth, its only the grace of God that has kept some of us from experiencing the full hammer of this law.
If only we ‘slow down’ and weigh our decisions remembering that no man is an island and that our decisions affect the people around us and most especially the people that really care for us, most of us will be happier and end up living a better life
So my question to u again is ‘Have you been truthful to yourself?
By @MonsieurUwem (Uwemakpan Uwem)
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