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Truth is Lived in the Moment

nora mjDefinition, Truth, Blog
Truth is Lived in the Moment

When I’m doing my own inner work, or working in groups, the questions of truth Inevitable arise. What is truth? How do we know it when we see it? What counts as evidence of truth?  I like the following definition because it goes to the source of the word, and describes truth as a word that depends on context and connection.

"One of the early meanings associated with the idea of the “true” came in the context of the craftsperson who makes a thing straight and balanced . Similarly, a person’s life can be “true” in the sense of moving in a straight way, being undistorted, and responding authentically to the present. Here the word “truth” does not mean something absolute (this truth is the truth) or relative (you have your truth and I have mine). Truth is, instead, something lived in the moment and expressive of an individual’s connection to the whole.”

Briggs, John. Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change (p. 21). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

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