What is Truth?
Published on March 20, 2012 by admin · No Comments
If there were an absolute truth, something undeniably real that exerts natural law over existence, what would it be? Would it be God?
I feel that I am left with such confusion over the matter because I know that my mind cannot fully grasp the eternal, god, or the infinite cosmos. Yet, there is still something within me that wants to know, with certainty, what this thing we call life is all about.
Is it possible that life, in its ambiguous nature, could simply be a mystery to which we will ponder for eternity? Could it be that the more we come to understand life we come to realize that the act of “understanding reality” only expands infinitely?
Of course, throughout our of years inhabiting this planet we have gained great knowledge and insight into the nature of life. Mathematics, the language of the universe, has allowed us to peer deeply into the hypothetical realm of realization. Science has enabled us to look deeper into the roots of our existence. Science has also allowed us to develop great technologies that aid civilization. We have discovered a lot about the world around us and the world within us through these mediums. Yet, it seems that there is still something so fundamental to life that eludes us…
It is very sad to acknowledge the fact that wars have been fought over one group’s declaration of their truth over another group’s truth of what “God” is. Relationships have been squandered, progress has been deterred, and unity has been thwarted all because different segments of our society hold their “truth” as superior to another’s. I am not here to have a debate about religion, but I am here to observe that maybe God after all is not something to be statically defined but rather that the understanding of God eludes linguistic definition. Maybe the truth is that there is only an experiential understand of God – meaning that we can only perceive this beacon of creation through our sensations. I am trying to imply that we cannot fully understand God with the mind, but rather we can better understand creation [God] through our feelings.