Spiritual Truth

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they start to wonder. When we’re young and life is new we’re filled with curiosity for the world, but not our place in it. Perhaps things get boring, perhaps things become difficult, maybe it’s just a natural process but at some point we all wonder why we are here. And where is here anyway.

For some of us those questions are unanswerable, it takes a long time and a lot of patience to find answers to these questions and many never find them.

There is no single answer to the “why am I here” because there are two different paths, one dark and the other light, one broad and the other narrow. The easy answer is you are here to choose but the real answer is much more difficult to express.

We must all choose a path eventually or the issue will be forced but it’s much more than a single choice. All of us, without exception knows right from wrong, it is a part of us, we like to call this knowledge a conscience because we are certainly not bound to do right simply because we know it’s right and we have all done wrong knowing well that it was. Sometimes we do the wrong thing and justify it by telling ourselves that it was the best thing we could have done at the time: perhaps a “white lie” to make someone feel better; “Yes you look fabulous in that dress”.

We find grey areas in a black and white life and we justify our actions to ourselves, but we always know when we have done something wrong.Of course telling someone they look great when they don’t may boost their confidence and that might be the reason for them asking and it’s such a small lie that it doesn’t really matter, does it?

Yes, it does, it really does. It’s not hard to say, “you look fabulous but that dress doesn’t” but that might cause tension, and that is the reason that we really lie, not to spare embarrassment but to save ourselves from conflict. It’s cowardice really.

The reason that many lose their way in their search for the truth is that the truth is unacceptable to them. There are no real grey areas and there are no such things as individual truths, there is only the truth. It is wrong to kill; we all know this but we find exceptions. It’s okay to kill if there’s a war on, it’s okay to kill if someone kills first, it’s okay to kill if someone breaks into your house.

Is it wrong to steal if a man is starving? Is it wrong to sleep with a man’s wife if she’s really lonely? Is it wrong to slander someonewho is disliked by all?

We know very well the rights and wrongs of life and we choose our way, often without realising that we have made a choice.

Religion is a way out for some, some religions promise salvation through prayer, through giving back to others. Others promise enlightenment and even Godhood, none of that is true.

The truth is difficult for most of us, even the few that find it, because it makes life harder, not easier. Finding the truth is made harder by the world that we live in, though the world is just an illusion. We interact with the world daily and we make decisions based on our emotions. Someone pushes you on the train, you feel angry. Someone you like smiles at you and you feel glad, the world dictates how most people feel from minute to minute. None of it is real and none of it makes any difference.

The things that we feel have no effect on the world at all, we believe that they do and we keep on feeling them. The only thing that is affected by our emotions, is us. Nobody knows how you feel and nobody cares, they feel the same way as you, nobody lives their life worrying about how everyone else feels. Yes, we feel sorry for those going through difficult times but we have our own lives to live. When we are angry, the only person affected by our anger is us. Yes, we all have arguments and make our feelings known but the anger is only felt by us, anger destroys the person feeling it, not the subject of the anger. Most of us, whether we like to admit it or not make decisions based on how we feel and this is how we choose our way.

Ask anyone, anywhere in the world if Adolf Hitler was evil and most will not hesitate to answer yes. It was not Hitler in the tanks, nor in the planes nor did he fight in the trenches, as far as I know Hitler never physically killed anyone: I could be wrong, I’ve not studied him. Hitler used words, he worked people up into a frenzy and convinced a whole country to go to war.

Words kill far more readily than bullets, people commit suicide every day because of words. This is a simple and obvious truth but one that makes us uncomfortable. We all have a right to speak our minds and we exercise that right without a second thought, some without even a first thought.

Someone pushed me on the train and I was angry so I made my anger clear to them. I have no idea what happened after that, I have no idea what happened just before that, perhaps the push was unintentional, perhaps my words were the straw that broke the camel’s back.

We are all responsible for our actions, careless or not. Most of us don’t like that idea and this is the smallest part of the journey for truth. We think that we want the truth but the truth is everywhere, we really want to pick and choose what we would like the truth to be and so we don’t recognise it and the journey takes that much longer.

You are here for a reason.

You have no control over yourself, the world controls you completely. The world tells you every day what is important. The world tells you every day what music you should listen to, what clothes you should wear, what topics interest you, how you should treat other people. Listen all you want, there is no truth there, there are far more questions than answers.

Seriously, listen, YOU ARE HERE FOR A REASON.

Almost everything that you see and everything that you hear is either pointless or untrue and influences you to make decisions that you don’t even realise you are making.

Hitler was not born evil; Hitler grew up impoverished in a country that had nothing but debt. He fought for what he believed in but his beliefs were based on what he saw in the world. Imagine if Hitler had been born to rich parents in America.

Words and emotions change the world, not guns, not knives.

The truth is difficult for us to find, not because it’s cleverly hidden but because it’s not what we expect. We each have a purpose, every single one of us and that purpose is also difficult to find but as with the truth, it is not cleverly hidden and not at all what we expect.