: archaic: Fidelity, Constancy
: sincerity in action, character, and utterance
: the body of true statements and propositions
: the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with facto or reality
capitalized Christian Science : God
Truth (n.): Old English triewð (West Saxon), treowð (Mercian) “faith, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty; veracity, quality of being true; pledge, covenant,” from triewe, treowe “faithful” (related to true), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (related to: -th).
Sense of “something that is true” is first recorded mid-14th century. Meaning “accuracy, correctness” is from 1560s. English and most other IE languages do not have a primary verb for “speak the truth,” as a contrast to lie (v.). Truth squad in U.S. political sense first attested in the 1952 U.S. presidential election campaign.
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
Elizabeth Gilbert (b. 1969, worldwide bestselling author of "Eat Pray Love," and also the author of “Big Magic”)
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
Kalu Ndukwe Kalu (author and editor)
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961, Nobel Prize winner, and seen as one of the most important American 20th century novelist for his works like “A Farewell to Arms” and “The Old Man and the Sea”)
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, Adeline Virginia Stephen, “English writer whose novels, through their nonlinear approaches to narrative, exerted a major influence on the genre;” best known for her novel, “Mrs. Dalloway”)
“Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881, “Russian writer and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the darkest recesses of the human heart, together with his unsurpassed moments of illumination, had an immense influence on 20th-century fiction.”)
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
William Faulkner (1897-1962, renowned Mississippi writer, Nobel Prize-winning novelist and short story writer, acclaimed as one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers)
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón (b. 1964, Spanish novelist and author of six novels which include, “The Shadow of the Wind” and “The Angel’s Game.”)
“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the most-influential artists of the 20th century and the create, along with George Braque, of Cubism)
“A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
William Blake (1757-1827, one of the most influential English writers of the 19th century, a seminal figure in the Romantic Age, deemed a major poet and an original thinker.)
“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.” — William Blake
Each of us has a Truth Chord descended deep within our inner selves that communicate to us what truth we are seeing, hearing, and feeling. But, in or order to fine tune this chord so that it resonates clear discernment, we must train ourselves, our tongues specifically, to tell the truth as much as feasibly possible.
When we are able to do so we will no longer have the capacities to utter lies to others or create fraudulent thoughts for ourselves. Also, we will become wiser of when to speak our truths and will hold some truths to ourselves for the greater good.
In addition, when truth is told to by others in order to manipulate, control, or oppress us, we will receive a charge of some kind, whether viscerally or emotionally alerting us to the true intention of that person.
Understand, though that the practice of truth takes time. We have been programmed to use deceit as a platform for success, to hide from and lie to ourselves in order to get ahead to be liked and bought by others. It’s no wonder we had have so many wealthy posers going to jail during our nation’s financial crisis.
Currently, we are developing an intolerance for untruths and are weeding out those of us who wish to continue to function fraudulently, whether in our pharmaceutical industries, educational systems, or in our political campaigns.
But, once we individually liberate ourselves with declarations of fidelity and consistency towards our own inner truths, we will build greater and wiser paths to absolute freedom.
Stay well and strong, my friends.
Much Love, Tonya