What is your perception of truth? One of the interesting things about truth when you really examine it is that it’s all a matter of perspective. The concept of truth is especially interesting in light of the fact that most people tend to take to their perception of truth to be absolute.
Yet it’s your perception of truth that determines what you believe, and it’s your belief that determines the level of action you take towards your dreams of abundance and prosperity.
If you look up the definition of “truth” in the dictionary, here is what you will find:
1. the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth
2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement
3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like
We’re taught that the “truth is out there” and we’re inundated with messages that promote a particular truth, but my truth and your truth may be very different. So who’s is the correct truth?
Conventional wisdom at one time was that the Earth was flat. Everyone agreed that this was the truth. When Columbus set out to finance his exploration of an alternative route to the Far East, he was laughed at and ridiculed. All because he saw a different truth.
This of course ties in directly with your beliefs. Often in life, in order to make your dreams come true, you must follow your own belief in your own truth. You may not find many others who agree with your view of the world. At the same time, you must guard against holding to your own truth as absolute. Is it starting to feel a little fuzzy?
In the spirit of finding the truth, here are 10 top quotes about the nature of truth:
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths. (William James)
The thought that provokes thought is much more valuable than the thought that is only an echo of an accepted truth. (Thomas W. Hanford)
Candor is a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate. (Wilhelm Stekel)
When in doubt, tell the truth. (Mark Twain)
The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. (Stephen Hawking)
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. (Niels Bohr)
The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion humility. (Chuck Colson)
It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. (Adrian Rodgers)
Truth is not determined by majority vote. (Doug Gwyn)
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. (Oscar Wilde)
What is your perception of truth and is your perception assisting you in reaching your dreams or is it hindering you? Or perhaps, to quote another famous line, “you can’t handle the truth”.
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Warren Wojnowski is an avid student of personal growth and self improvement who has operated his own successful home business since 2005. He is a respected writer, teacher and Intrinsic Coach® who is very willing to share what he’s learned (or still learning), what’s working, and what isn’t. Warren says “If you have an aspect of your life in which you feel stuck, whether in your life or your business, I can help you get back on track and start living the life you want”.