To love life without fear, we have to move through fear and face truths. Only then can we begin to truly love.
The hard truth, (I am speaking to undeniable facts substantiated by research, witnesses, proven tests, etc; not just belief), seems to be difficult for people to swallow these days. We believe what we want without any proof and ignore realities that stare us right in the face. How convenient for us. We get to go through life with the proverbial rose-colored glasses on! We pass judgements on people from the comfort of our own home behind a computer screen and put our opinions out there for the world to see, but shrink from responsibilities.
I am trying to get better about embracing the truths. I am a scientist, by study and at heart, and find myself becoming more agnostic the older I get. If there is a God I see her in nature, not in church, I see her in the actions of people trying to make a difference, not in those judging me for my sins, and I see her in my 6-year-old daughter, who just this morning as she saw a star, told her dad she did not want to go to space, but wanted to build the rockets that do.
I suppose a worthwhile ambition would be different for everyone, but isn’t that the point? We cannot all be out there fighting world hunger, genocide, and other atrocities, but we can embrace them as truths. We can become knowledgeable on what combats those injustices and work to support them. Is it possible to completely forgo air conditioning, cars, meat, and plastic to fight global warming? Probably not, but we can acknowledge that we do contribute and do what we can to mitigate it. We can help others reach their aspiration while obtaining our own.
It would be paralyzing to think of all the “truths” happening all over the world every day. That does not mean we cannot accept them. We could put on our glasses, disregard all that is in front of us and walk blindly. But life is so infinitesimal and we are here on this planet for a fleeting moment, why waste our time not seeing?
What is our “cosmic purpose”? Sand lies on the beach each grain a different shape and size hence creating air pockets between them. When the ocean flows over, the water hits these pockets and forces the air upwards into bubbles. As the bubbles join together they become larger bubbles and work their way upward to form a path. There are 7.5 billion humans on this planet today. If an ocean of people washed up and forced exposure of the hard truths, perhaps we all would do our part and together reach a worthy goal.
I am going to comment on this post with one truth I have acknowledged and what I am doing with that truth. What truths do you embrace and what are you doing with it? I really would like to know!!
Photos Credit K.K.