Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for . . . Truth


Image Courtesy: Raj Manchekar
My little children,
T is for Tongue. You know, of course, that the tongue helps us taste and digest our food. But did you know that the tongue also helps us to speak?

That might explain why this slippery customer finds it so hard to speak the truth. We all lie so many times. White lies we call them, and they come in handy when the truth embarrasses or shames us. Strange how we have courage for the big truths, but the small lies undo the seams that hold us together. 

Truth itself is so much bigger than any of us, it's hard to grab all of it. All we can hope for is to find that strand of truth which strikes a chord within us and give others the right to be inspired by the truth that moves them, even if it strikes us as cacophony. 

Keep your eyes open for there are truths everywhere - in nature, in faith, in everyday life, in the mouths of babes and mad people. But you'll have to be careful. Sometimes a lie dresses up like truth, and the disguise is so good that whole mobs of people get fooled.

Sometimes there are many versions of truth. That's how History is written, you know.

At other times, you will find that people who are wise enough to know a lie from a truth still choose to go down a path that they know will mislead them.

Nor should you hold your opinions and preconceptions in too crushing an embrace. It will spare you the misfortune of finding that a truth you've clung to all your life has wooden feet. 

It's a marketplace out there, and truths are auctioned and bid for. Unpalatable, uncomfortable and ugly truths may find no takers where sugar-coated and prettily packed untruths win the popularity stakes.

My wish for you is that you may never lie to yourself, lest lies and truths get mixed up in your head. That no matter how tough times may get, you may have the courage to swallow the truth you must. Because the acceptance of truth brings peace. No lie can outrun a truth, no matter how much of a head start it has had.

There is more to truth than just the telling of it. There is the living of the truth, a much harder job. If I am not able to pass the litmus test of living the truth, then all the lessons I have been sharing with you these last few days are just hot air.

Such a challenge for me.

Until tomorrow. Can't wait to meet U again.




25 comments:

  1. Now I am sad that we are only 5 letters away to completion:( - May be you should really start blogging from number one :)

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  2. A very valuable lesson here. So many of us are tempted to lie because its convenient. Of course Truth always triumphs and that joy itself is a great feeling.
    Thanks for the lesson :)

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  3. Thank you Cynthia. As usual a post to read and imbibe upon !

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  4. Every word here is a reminder of what mom always says to me. This post was like coming home.

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  5. The thing about toungue is that it is the most slippery but also the sharpest among the human body which can easily hurt

    PhenoMenon

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  6. very beautiful. I'm popping in from the a-z, and I love finding other believers in the blogsphere! You have a lovely way of writing. You have a new follower. Come visit, if you'd like:
    from The Dugout

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  7. very beautiful. I'm popping in from the a-z, and I love finding other believers in the blogsphere! You have a lovely way of writing. You have a new follower. Come visit, if you'd like:
    from The Dugout

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  8. So "T"ruly said cynthia ~!

    like aarti me too feeling bad that challenge is gonna end :-/ !
    u shud start lower case really :)
    good day

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  9. A lesson we are taught from childood.. never to lie! But easier said than done

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  10. Training the tongue to be truthful always is definitely tough, but so important.
    Thank you for this valuable teaching.

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  11. I love to read your posts in leisure , so that I can grab the truth of each little word and sentence and seal it in my heart forever . Yes , even I am sad like L that this challenge is going to end very soon :( :)

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  12. One of the most valuable lessons of life... truth and only the truth is what that matters!

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  13. I am so sure that you shall never fail this test :)

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  14. "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive" - it's just easer to be truthful. Nice one.

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  15. Been truthful is one of the biggest challenge. But something worthy! :)

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  16. Been truthful is one of the biggest challenge. But something worthy! :)

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  17. Truth triumphs...love your lessons. An essential lesson which every parent pass on to their kids.

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  18. Ah, the phrase, 'the truth shall set you free' truly stands the test of time. A wonderful post. I love the truth. Nice to meet you. I'm A to Z-ing it.

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  19. Thank you for sharing ! I agree with what you shared, a lie has no leg to stand, and truth always triumps.

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  20. When a person speaks without thinking,the elders exclaim (in Marathi),"Tujhya jeebhe la kahi haad?!" That means,don't you have any bone in your tongue ? This is boneless organ but definitely not spineless..
    I so love reading your posts !

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  21. "Sometimes there are many versions of truth. That's how History is written, you know" hahahah!! Love that line!!

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  22. I wish we could all speak the truth without fear or shame always. I consider silence (when you have knowledge of contrary things) as lying too.

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  23. All so true - no pun intended. Especially about the little white lies which easily fall from our tongue, often for 'good', being the ones which trip is up.

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  24. This is the most important lesson of all. The only thing you get to keep when you die is your honor, and living in truth is how you do that.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  25. I find it easier to speak the truth because I find it hard to remember the lies and lies ALWAYS catch up. But most importantly sleep comes to the man who lives in honor, and lying is not part of any honorable act. Not even if the end is wonderful.

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