In a society where deception is the norm, the very act of telling the truth becomes revolutionary.
The focus or crux of my writing is to tell things as they are. "Telling it like it is", believe it or not, is not always appreciated by people! Especially those who are living with deception, or kidding themselves, unaware or just afraid to wake up. Or by those who are in a position to control what we think!
As a child, I was always obsessed with finding out things. Perhaps I was always inclined to Philosophy. However, as a keen student of Buddhist philosophy, and religious philosophy, no matter how hard I tried, there was always this feeling that philosophy poses as many questions as it answers. The pursuit of knowledge, the quest for the truth, would always end in a riddle or a question.
Who or what is God? What is the meaning of Life? If God is good, whence evil? Do we know who or what we are? What can we know? Are we re-born according to our actions in a past life? Is there a heaven and hell? Is God a City supporter?
If I had to give a piece of advice to any of my kids, it would be this:
All we can do is tell our own truth, realise our own truth, and follow our own path. Whatever that may be.
Mine included writing a few books, but that's not to say I'm telling the truth. Only what I think, or believe is my truth. Your truth might be different.
What of Universal truth? Can there be something which is true for both you and me? Like Love, Peace, or Justice?
In the Buddhist teachings, truthfulness is very important. Cultivating a practice, for me, meant being honest with myself.
And so truthfulness is reflected both with ourselves, and what we project out into the world, with our thoughts, words and deeds.
I have always maintained that an "attitude for gratitude" is a great way to shield your being from negative influences and forces.
It is not so easy to do, and requires practice, but the importance of being grateful is never to be underestimated. It is the sign of a truly great person that they can immediately humble themselves.
The only time we should ever look down on someone, is when we are helping them up, right?
At some stage or another, I think we can all wake up one morning, and arrive at the realisation that what we think we know, is in fact, a load of old bollocks. Not to beat around the bush, or put too fine a point on it, but in a nutshell, we have been lied to, from cradle to grave.
The term 'Cognitive Dissonance' is given to the rejection of almost certain truths, in order to maintain our current set of beliefs, because of the consequences of having to accept that everything we think we know, is in fact, a simply consequence of some very effective conditioning.
Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) comes from a tradition of great German thinkers such as Marx, Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.
Hegel was a student of theology, tutor, headmaster and editor, before having his first philosophical works published. In 1818, he was offered and took up the chair of philosophy at the University of Berlin, the most prestigious position in the German philosophical world.
Regarded as an Idealist, but not in the immaterialist sense, perhaps among the most intriguing metaphysical theories proposed in his works, such as in his book entitled "The Philosophy of Right", and regarding the individual and the state, is the concept of Sittlichkeit ("ethical life") .
In "The Science of Logic" he takes for example, the concept of 'being', with its antithesis, 'nothing'. The synthesis of these, is 'becoming'. since when something “becomes” it passes, as it were, from nothingness to being. That is, when something becomes it seems to possess aspects of both being and nothingness, and it is in this sense that the third category can be understood as containing the first two.
Also called Hegelian triad, the Hegelian Dialectic is an interpretive method, originally used to relate specific entities or events to the absolute idea, in which an assertable proposition (thesis) is necessarily opposed by its apparent contradiction (antithesis), and both reconciled on a higher level of truth by a third proposition (synthesis).
To critics such as Karl Popper (1945), Hegel had advocated a disastrous political conception of the state and the relation of its citizens to it, a conception prefiguring twentieth-century totalitarianism.
English public speaker, researcher, author and truth advocate David Icke speaks of "Truth Vibrations" in his books and talks. Dismissed as a 'nutjob', or 'conspiracy nut' he underwent a very public humiliation in U.K. in the eighties and nineties. These days, he sells out Wembley stadium.
Hawaian modern physicist Nassim Haramein is something of a maverick in the world of contemporary physics. For example, he demonstrates how the fairly rigid and three dimensional view of the solar system which we are taught in school, is a huge myth.
Before he died, American playright and film director Aaron Russo made a video. Basically, his rationale was that he knew he was going to die, but he wanted a clean conscience. Exposing the globalist agenda to enslave mankind, see for yourself what he had to say.
American stand-up comedian George Carlin is a huge breath of fresh air. Aside from his dry sense of humour, he had a canny knack of taking the truth how he saw it, and making us laugh, despite the depressing reality that he was right!
Italian physicist Tesla, was as huge a figure in twentieth century science. A contemporary of Thomas Edison and predecessor to Albert Einstein, few have heard of him, and his discoveries. He was a prodigious talent, and a prolific writer and inventor.
For me, the Don Miguel Ruiz book entitled "The Four Agreements", was a revelation. Embracing Toltec wisdom, it had a huge impact on me. Understanding a few basic ideas about how we can improve ourselves, and be better at who we are, can be empowering and enlightening.
English philosopher and speaker Alan Watts was not only funny and interesting, but way ahead of his time. Rather controversial in his interpretations of the dhamma, he recorded a series of fascinating talks.
I first came across the work of Sheldrake through this link to a TED talk of his which was apparently banned. Whatever the rights or wrongs of that, I found his theory regarding Morphic Resonance absolutely absorbing and fascinating. He exposes man's faith in science and materialism as somewhat amateurish.
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