Finding Truth

A few days ago I wrote something about truth. I thought I’d mention something about finding truth.  Some people say it’s impossible to find, but I disagree.  I do admit though, that discovering truth can be difficult if you are not practiced in doing so.

 Describing how to find truth is easy, doing it may not be.   Of course, like anything, it gets easier the more you do it.

Your personal desires are the main obstacles in seeing the truth of things.  Rid yourself of your desires and the truth becomes clear.   Some personal desires are easy to find, others not so much.  But, all desires manifest themselves as agenda.   Determine your “agendas” and they will point you to your desires.  Then let them go.   Yes, that’s the hard part.  We carry with us all sorts of political, religious and philosophical agendas.  Giving up your religious beliefs, or your political beliefs can seem impossible, but that’s not really true.  It is because we attach our self identities to our beliefs, one must actually let go of what we think about our selves first.  And that’s really hard for the ego to do.  But with practice it can be done.

At first it may seem like you are having to deny all that you hold dear, but at first that’s not necessary.  All you have to do is allow yourself to see that believing in the opposite of your agenda is just as valid as the belief in your agenda.  If you are a liberal, you have to allow yourself to see the virtue in being conservative and vice versa.   Just know that if you are unable to do so, it’s not because you can’t, but because you don’t want to, and so it is only yourself that is preventing you from see truth.

If you keep at it, eventually see yourself free from politics and religion, and all the other desires of mundane life, and the truth will shine through.

….did I just confuse you?


About Kevin Barbieux

I have been diagnosed as being chronically homeless. I write about my experiences and opinions of being homeless
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