I used to live in a room full of mirrors
All I could see was me
Well I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors
Now the whole world is here for me to see
I said the whole world is here for me to see
Now I’m searching for my love to be
– Jimi Hendrix
Korean contemporary artist Lee Bul‘s installation “Via Negativa II” is an architectural puzzle that explores the limits of perception and the boundaries of consciousness New York’s Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Truth is simple. It’s the mirrors of life that make it appear complicated and confuse the crap out of us. Our Truth is reflected back to us every single day. Unfortunately, we camouflage and distract ourselves from our Truth in so many ways. Ok – so what exactly IS TRUTH?
That’s such a GREAT question! – and not one I will not even TRY to answer it – at least not for you. I’m busy journeying through that question myself lol. The point of this post is to share and explore thoughts as I unveil Truth within my journey. We each hold our own answers to this question – deep within depths of who we are, why we are, and how we are. Therefore, you hold your answers. Something I say or do may reflect something useful back to you as you search – or it may not In fact, I’m learning to recognise and “see” the reflections all over the place – that keep pointing me towards my simple Truths. We layer so much stuff on top of Truth – it’s a wonder we can still recognize it sometimes ☺.
One way we mess around with Truth is by talking about it and not BEING about it. We talk about “brutal honesty” when our intention may be to harm others with words. We use the term “frank discussion” when our intention may be to manipulate others. We coin the phrase “candid conversation” when very little candour and much less listening are actually taking place. Oftentimes, we use these adjectives (frank, brutal, candid) to proclaim Truth’s presence – when the intention behind the descriptors is to camouflage Truth’s presence. More often than not, these descriptive words house our egos, our agendas, and our insidious attempts to manipulate Truth – which is immune to such attempts.
We’ve made the act of looking at our own Truth a very terrifying endeavor. As such, we maintain societies that have become very creative and adept at avoiding and minimizing the significance of seeking Truth with ourselves. Funny enough, despite this, we also maintain societies that excel at telling other people what THEIR Truth is or should be. What’s that saying? “Those in glass houses should not throw stones.” Yet, we make a habit of hunting Truth anywhere and everywhere but within – which appears a lot less terrifying.
Whether we choose to seek internally or not Truth/God/Source always provides reflections and mirrors to lead us back to balance and congruency. The mirrors that are our thoughts, our emotions, our bodies, other people, situations, and the list goes on and on… Our Truth simply exists; and is reflected back to every single one of us – every single moment of every single day – in every single conceivable way. It is not the same from person to person – nor is it meant to be. We are each meant to express our Truth uniquely. Our confusion, angst, etc. often comes out of what we dress Truth in; what we squeeze Truth into; what we stretch Truth beyond; and even what we attempt to pound Truth out of ☺ Our Truth/God/Source abides such manipulations and remains magnificently unmoved, unchanged, and undiminished (and simultaneously fluid, evolving, and existing in many connected fragments). When we choose to ignore, Truth finds ways of popping up and saying “I AM here!” For example:
1. Emotions are Truth’s messengers – asking us to pay attention to what makes us feel happy and good. Asking us to take note of what makes us feel bad and choose accordingly.
2. Truth rides along with the thoughts in our mind and whispers in our ear when we stray off-course. Those seemingly unsolicited musings and ideas that appear to come from a deep place within us.
3. Truth sends reminders through our bodies – especially when we refuse to acknowledge our emotions or thoughts. So much of what we carry and how we carry in our bodies is as a result of something going on – on a much deeper level
4. Our Truth appears in the relationships we choose, the conflicts in which we engage, the situations we avoid, the “random” conversations, significant moments with strangers, and so much more…
So when you think about it, every moment is actually an opportunity to see something new about your SELF. Truth is not necessarily a life-changing, grandiose, complicated act or decision for people to see, witness, or validate. Truth simply IS – waiting for our expression of it. Be True to You! xoKeda