Who Owns The Truth?

Since the beginning of time, humans have been questioning each other as to their reference of what they thought was the truth.  Parents have taught their children to always tell the truth whenever questioned.  As young adults, we begin to question any and all authority figures as to the level of truth they provide when it pertains to their area of control; sadly, the goal at that age drives us to spiral toward a selfish direction. It is here that we begin to learn only those truths that make sense to the life we wish to live.  All other truths are highly doubted. It isn’t until we are more mature adults, we begin to reflect back on all the truths we ignored and those which we chose to learn; trying to discern the ones that impacted or will impact the lives of those we care most about.  Only then do most of us begin to profess to the people most important in their lives, the truths we wished we had learned earlier in lives.  Finally, as elders, we are forced to face the final days of our lives, trying to live the truth in preparation of our final unknown journey. The young who witness this change recite, “Better safe than sorry…Right?” While the older wiser adults all say, “I wish I had done this much sooner.”

If this fleeting topic we call “the truth” is so important and we all struggle to possess it; then who owns it? 

The answer to this question should provide us the explanation as to why so many people live believing varying truths.  In today’s society, we have an interesting statement that leads people to believe there is no single truth for each situation, problem or circumstance.  When questioned as to whether what someone thought, said or did was based on a truth people quickly reply, “I don’t know but it is true for me.”  In other words, “the known truth doesn’t matter, only what I believe to be true matters.  This self-centered ideology changes the thought process of those who think this way.  It’s our way of stopping one’s self from further seeking the truth.  When we were kids we felt guilt when we lied to our parents. No one likes feeling guilty because it means I was wrong and I might like the results of the wrong that I am living. If I say this simple statement, “It’s true for me.” often enough they begin to believe that it absolves them of any guilt. What they fail to realize is it doesn’t work. This weak attempt to convince themselves that they already know the truth only blocks their mind from being open to even considering the real truth; they just continue living a lie.  

The bottom line is that “NO” human can own the truth, because they did not create it; they either know it, do not know it or completely ignore it. 

Throughout the millennium the human reality has struggled with the poor handling of the truth which can be narrowed down to only three types of behaviors. 

We can accidently choose wisely without knowing the truth.  

We can be completely mistaken about the truth but still arrive at the truth through the unforeseen consequences of our decision.  

Finally, we can know the truth but choose to ignore it completely for our own selfish reasons.  

This is why there will always be bad reasons for good ideas and good reasons for bad ideas.  This dilemma causes moral people to struggle to find common ground on ideological differences; without even considering the truth as it applies to the circumstance in question.  The truth is there but its lost in the mix we create through our selfish nature.  An individual’s reality can change but the truth remains constant regardless of our thoughts, reasons, or ideals.

Ownership by definition implies creation and control so if no human possesses this status, who would be able to claim the title of Creator of Truth? 

Before I let you answer that question consider that there are only three schools of thought as it pertains to the truth; Divine Natural Law (Spiritual), Secular Natural Law (Scientific) and Historic Natural Law (Natural).  Each and every truth imaginable will fall under one or more of these groups and in every possible truth known to mankind, people had no ownership in them.  They were not created by our hands.  In fact, we can only do three things with the truth; learn it, teach it and, only then, live it.  In no case can we create, own or control it.  Even when the very first person learns a truth, they never created, owned or controlled it.   They just discovered what was always there.  Just like the law of gravity; years before mankind understood it, named it and taught it; the species had to deal with it.  Sir Isaac Newton learned it, taught it and we all live it daily.  People have since learned how to work with it by flying and gliding through the air but no one can control the law.  We can only learn the dynamics of the application so we can harness our use to fit the parameters of the law. 

After all of this has been said, I hope you all figured out that the Creator of all things also made all the known truths.  Only the Creator can change what is a natural law or truth.  We never could and we never will so just tough it up and accept it.  The sooner we all understand this simple, yet for some a distasteful truth, the sooner the world will become a better place.      

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

All Life is Eternally Tied to the Natural Laws

As you read this article, open your mind’s eye to the image of a small bud on the tip of a tree branch.  Look closely so you can see the moist nodule as it lengthens before your very eyes.  Slowly the budding shoot forms the succulent body and delicate stem of a new leaf. 

For this process to happen the tree needs only three things; the first is a trusted water supply traveling through mineral rich soil.  The tree’s roots soaks in this life-giving water from the ground through the trunk of the tree to the very tips of the branches.  The water is rich with minerals primarily created from past animal and plant life.  It nourishes the supple leaves so that they can be molded into the full-bodied leaf they are designed to be.  Without this water the branch would be too dry to allow the easing of soft leaf out of its body and the leaf would crumble as it tries to unfurl from the tight bud. 

Bring your mind back to the image of the leaf, it has now opened into the likeness of the other leaves.  The second life-giving supply comes from the sun.  Without sunlight the leaf would not be able to do its part in the function of a tree.  The leaves are created in a way so they can catch the rays of the sun and turns them into the needed chemical resource that ensures the tree will survive.  It is the cycle of the sun, through the various seasons, which teach the tree a variety of experiences.  The tree learns how to adapt to hot days and cold nights.  It learns that the years have patterns which causes the tree to respond in advance of the predicted seasons. 

As we visit our leaf for the final time, the fully matured growth needs a final component to fulfill its duties as a leaf.  The leaf must have a constant supply of air.  This air must be shared so as to support life in general, all forms of life, not just plant life.  The leaf does not think nor is it taught to act; it will take the poison of carbon dioxide out of the air and emit oxygen, the animal’s breath of life, back into the air.  If it did not do this, the animal life which provides the water its source of mineral deposits would disappear and all life on Earth would cease to exist.  Thus, the exchange of air, in part life supporting and part poison, guarantees that all life will thrive.  This is a lesson of the relationship of good and bad. What is nurturing for one group brings death to the other.  The ying and yang of life.

Now, replace the image of that leaf sprout with that of a new employee.  Every new associate requires three things in order to solve the problems they are hired to solve; education being the first.  As a new associate we are put into a very delicate position.  We must be so pliable as to be molded into the image of the other “leaves” of the firm.  It is the responsibility of the company to force feed into the minds of their workers the trusted education as their enriched “water”.  Without the education provided by the firm, the newbies would be unable to function as a Solutionary to their clients.  Just as the tree needs to be constantly watered so too is education a life-long commitment.

Our well-educated employee also requires their own type of “sun” in the form of a mentor as a curator of experiences.  Without experience of the mentor the new educated associate will be unable to foresee future stumbling blocks destined to be in their way.  As they themselves begin to acquire years of service, they will be asked to be the “sun” to other new “leaves”.   The unity brought to the firm through a culture of nurtured tenure is much like a tree full of leaves that uniformly turning to face the sun for fuel.  Just like the tree needs food rich water and sun, so it is that Education without experience will breed a smart failure and experience without education will create a foolish replica of an associate.

This brings us to the comparison of our business associate and the air they breathe.   Every worker must deal with the negatives of the world every day while also producing positive outcomes for their company and the clients.  Just like the tree needs leave to take in the air to live so does the employer need workers with strong ethical values that spread to other living creatures.  Without ethics the workforce would put out nothing but poison or negative results.  Each of us must strengthen our resolve to ignore the bad of society and give back the good to the community.  By doing so we too breath out the air of survival.  The ying and yang of life.   

Finally consider this last truth.  Just as the tree is created to take in the carbon dioxide and emit oxygen so is that mankind is created to know right from wrong.   No one teaches the tree this miraculous action nor as an infant are, we taught right from wrong; it is an instinct given to us by our Creator.  However, it has been proven that we can and do greatly benefit from the reinforcement provided through ethical training.  

Life-long trusted supply of enriched water = Life-long trusted supply of education.

The daily presence of the sun that create changes inside the tree = The daily support and sharing of an experienced trusted mentor that guides us toward needed change.

Air made up of toxins and serums to the community of life = Ethics taken from the bad around us and given back as the good that we do.  

Natural Laws = Truth!

Any questions?         

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary” If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

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