What Is Truth & Why Does It Matter?

Think about truth and it’s implications

What does truth mean to you? A hot topic of discussion in its own right for thousands of years. Unwavering beliefs have a strong hold over people. Your truth and my truth may vary greatly, depending on the subject. Here is one conclusion I believe in. Truth is powerful and cannot be extinguished. Investigate, question everything, using truth as you understand it to support your position, knowing both sides of the story. Live your truth, even if it means standing alone. If you are proved to be correct, people may come to you at some point for a conversation on the clarity of your knowing.

Truth is resilient and always wins in the end…

If we give it enough time and space to reveal itself. Dishonesty requires fuel to survive and thrive. Truth can be hidden or diminished, but when true disclosure is presented, truth is ready to spark to life. This can happen quickly, or take lifetimes. It feels like we are in the midst of some great revealing now that could change the course of history.

An impatient lot are we, wanting everything to go faster since the inundation into the digital world. Information at our fingertips with instantaneous results. Depending on your perspective, a blessing or a curse. Perhaps we would be much better served developing resilience. Living courageously through right action, trusting our inner knowing, all the while watching the movie as it unfolds.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Thoreau

Patience my friend

At this time in the world, patience truly is a much needed virtue. I recently read, the truth is a lion that does not need defending. Lions are courageous and patient. The saying goes, “The truth is like a lion. It doesn’t need to be protected; just let it loose and it will protect itself.”

I am not a fan of lying, on any level. Have I told a lie? Yes, we all have. What did we learn from the experience? A question we would be wise to ask ourselves. Humans can be manipulated into believing what they are told. We are often taught from birth to adulthood to believe a great many things. Again, question EVERYTHING. At some point it’s up to us to decide our truth, to decide what we stand for and why.

Opinions and beliefs gain a strong hold over us. Truth telling can wake people up, or irritate the shit out of them. They may not believe you are sharing anything of value, can consider you too full of yourself, or that you are an idiot too concerned with non-concerning matters. Many truth tellers have been ostracized throughout their lives, even to the point of feeling they live in a world apart from the ‘normal’ crowd – whatever that is. Long after they exit this physical plane we often learn they were right after all. I call this courage, discernment, right action and mastery of self.

How much do you trust in questionable narratives?

What if a belief or opinion works for me but not for you? Does this make one of us wrong and the other right? Not when we understand that truth has been tampered with. For example – some say we went to the moon, others say it is a complete and utter lie. The world is round, the world is flat. The pope is holy and saintly, he’s bad and evil. Politics – no need to explain here! We are told certain foods are healthy, others say those same foods will kill us. God has a different meaning/text depending on culture, environment, and what we were taught to believe. People hold strongly to their opinions, loving to defend them. Becoming a truth seeker is fascinating. The knowledge gained brings important inner and outer shifts into our lives. How much do you trust in questionable narratives?

How can we embrace truth?

Verification, inquiry, theory, concept – true or false? Self deception can be hard to distinguish from inner and outer truths. We can ask ourselves, “Is this all about me, or am I considering the good of others and their welfare. If people disagree with me, how does this make me feel? Do I feel diminished, or empowered by embracing my truth? How do I react, and what does this tell me about my character? Am I coming from a place of love or fear?” Embrace it all, engaging in self examination without judgement. The more we know about ourselves, the better we can navigate the waters of life.

Find out what matters to you, your truth, your purpose, because your life matters. They say, “The truth will set you free.”


  1. Love this. And yes agree truth is the only way.

  2. Hi Deb!
    Great newsletter, I couldn’t agree with you more! Thank you! Judy