I have sought truth for much of my life. What I realized only recently is that my truth is different from your truth or someone else’s truth.
The idea of truth is very subjective. What I have truly been seeking is understanding. Understanding takes into account all of the variables and a wide scope of various truths. Understanding has one great advantage over truth. It incorporates real acceptance or tolerance whereas one’s truth may not have any degree of tolerance or room for compromise.
This fascinating concept came to me this past week and up until this awakening, I always thought that truth was my ultimate goal. I was so surprised when I found out it was not. I don’t think this revelation was a result of any of the sermons I’ve heard or something I read and I have been doing a great bit of both lately. I feel it has come to me through prayer and meditation.
Many of our mainstream churches don’t spend a lot of time teaching about meditation. Meditation is a rather simple concept. It is the time when you stop praying and quiet your mind and spirit and start listening to that small voice within you. It’s when the Holy Spirit has a chance to talk to you without your interruptions. It is a complete quiet (physical, mental and spiritual) that you may not have experienced in years. This quiet allows the Lord to speak to you through the Holy Spirit.
It is a time when you can achieve understanding.
Harry Croghan is an artist, photographer, writer and teacher. He can be reached at 740-852-4906 or by e-mail at [email protected]