The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating!
You see, we humans often claim to be searching for the Truth.
We want the right question. The honest answer. The correct formula. But while searching the world around us, what we tend to settle for is something comfortable, something that looks like the Truth, circumventing real Truth for a comfortable facade of Truth.
We buy things in an effort to make us happy. We attempt to fill the void inside us with short-lived relationships. We pay lip-service to our “priorities”, spending time pacifying ourselves instead. We accept the appearance of Truth as if it’s the same thing. But of course it’s not.
Truth: while there’s nothing wrong with buying stuff, new material possessions won’t remove discontent from our lives, trust me I know. I once bought a new item every day for two weeks straight just to cover up the fact that I was unhappy at work.
Truth: when we feel empty inside, it is us ourselves who’ve created that void—and only us who can fill it. No relationship, new job/promotion can fill this void.
Truth: however we spend our time—be it on Instagram or at a job we hate — those are our actual priorities.
The Truth can be painful, sharp and unexpected. Once we get past its jagged edges, though, the Truth represents real comfort—a knowledge that once we pull through life’s drudgery, we can live a life that’s congruent to our values and beliefs. With or without a beautiful facade, the Truth is always more satisfying than even the prettiest lie.
Be happy. X