Shadows of Truth

19 Oct

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Perception is but a shadow of truth: it mimics that which is real. The imitation it creates is not nearly the truth, but it pervades the senses so strongly that an individual can hardly tell the difference.

The truth we see in the mirror must be bare and bold and without adornment. It must be bare and bold for it to be of good use. Otherwise, it becomes a mask, a facade, that we come to believe in. This type of delusion is addictive infectious. It has already created an epidemic in our society. We only need to look around to see that people everywhere are succumbing to the emptiness of the shadow.

Bad things (disappointment, failure, or heartbreak) are real and do happen in life. But the thought that they will always happen; that they are the only things that happen is a shadow of the truth. It’s a perception and a negative one at that. We must be careful of what we allow ourselves to become in response to what happens to us.

Circumstance can beat hope from our veins and make us like walking corpses: animated but not alive. If only we could have as much faith in the light as we do in the dark; if we could cling to hope as we hold on to hurt; if we could just believe that maybe the truth is dreams can be real.

Violet Ambitions whither in the shadows.

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One Response to “Shadows of Truth”

  1. beyeself October 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM #

    I agree. We must learn to accept what we cannot change ( external forces); learn to control what we can (internal force), because our perceptions of ourselves become our reality, if we are unable to decipher the two. Well said.

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