Our reactions to the truth may be negative, but that says more about us than the truth itself.
I was once in love with a girl who said she no longer wanted to be with me. That truth broke my heart. I didn’t want to hear it. It hurt like hell.
My reaction was harsh, but that doesn’t mean the truth was negative.
Who’s to say that something is negative or bad just because it conflicts with our agendas?
Who’s to say that something is negative or bad just because it forces us to change, adapt, and reinvent ourselves?
Who’s to say that something is negative or bad just because it makes us uncomfortable or just because we don’t like it?
Do our personal feelings of fear, disappointment, anger, and insecurity become the arbitrator for what Reality is?
If a Doctor told me I was going to die tomorrow, I would probably be sad and scared, but does that mean the truth of my forthcoming death is negative?
If so, how can I be sure of that? How do I know?
I, personally, don’t think we’re being skeptical enough when we say things like “this is a bad situation or this is a negative truth.” What does that really mean? How do I really know that?
I can be certain of what I feel. When I am sad or angry or depressed, I can be certain that I feel bad. But how can I go from FEELING bad to saying that the truth of a situation ACTUALLY IS bad?
Here’s an example that’s off the subject a bit, but it may help clarify:
If I try a taste of chocolate ice cream and I decide that I don’t like it, I might express myself by saying “chocolate ice cream is gross.”
In reality, chocolate ice cream is just chocolate ice cream.
“Grossness” is not a property that exists inside of chocolate ice cream. “Grossness” is a description of how much I personally dislike the taste of the ice cream.
My tastes, however, do not define what the ice cream is in an objective sense. Some people will taste the same flavor and they will say “it’s great.” Even then, however, those people are just describing their taste.
In an analogous way, the truth transcends all the different labels we put on it.
Truth is not defined by the distaste we may have for it, because the truth is bigger than our reactions to it.
In the same way that chocolate ice cream is not gross, the truth is not negative.
That’s T.K.’s two cents.
To read the first part of “The truth is never negative” click here.