Time To Get Uncomfortable
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; If you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end despair.”
Truth is often uncomfortable and we live in a world that thrives on comfort.
So it should not surprise us when the lines between what is true and what is false blur to the point of extinction.
The problem with a lie is it never brings true comfort, satisfaction or that sense of peace that goes beyond understanding.
But when a lie is told long enough and well enough, to the undiscerning spirit the tone seems right on pitch.
While in therapy in my thirties my counselor told me feelings have purpose but should never “alone” be trusted to make a sound decision.
Instead let the brain and the heart work together to come up with solutions.
I think the definition of what I speak of would commonly be called “common sense.”
Our culture thrives on feelings and ignores facts.
We feel good when we recycle but does it really do as much good as we “feel” like it does or as many in the industry will tell you much of what we recycle ends up in someones landfill.
Yet, I still do it and even bringing this up will cause feathers to ruffle for some.
Our leaders pass a bill and call it “The Inflation Reduction Act” and yet it raises taxes and eyebrows with some experts. Does it really reduce inflation or is that just the way it’s sold to make us feel better about higher taxes during a recession. (oh, yeh there’s another truth issue that dangles like a chad)
The last two years woke up many of our truth meters. Our sensitivity to lying became more fine tuned and we listen more carefully, control our feelings and tire of meaningless words and broken promises. We seek truth and nothing else will satisfy.
I find great hope in the reawakening that’s happening in our country.
But it won’t be easy moving forward.
Culture likes when the mass’ slumber in comfort.
The last thing most politicians want is an educated, informed, active and engaged voting block.
No matter how hard it gets do not turn back.
I have a sense the blurry lines will become so obvious and as we move forward in firm, convicted, kindness, remember no matter how you package a lie, it’s still a lie.
And ONLY the truth can set us free.
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