Week 37: Truth

Simplicity

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. [John Muir, at Glacier Bay, July 7, 1890.] . . . let your affairs be as two or three, and
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Sensitivity

Sensitivity is an art, which we can cultivate. It allows us to appreciate others more deeply and thereby activate the Truth force.
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Gentleness

Mister Rogers was an ordained minister but he never talked about God on his program. He didn’t need to. [Tom Brokaw] Fred Rogers is the personification of gentle affirmation. Through his example, presented on the Public Broadcasting System for thirty-three years, he set an unmatched ethical, moral and spiritual example for
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Accepting Others

To know another person’s Truth, we must accept him for who he is. It is not for us to change someone else or to project our experiences, values and the like onto him. Acceptance demands that we respect others, and the kind of acceptance that brings the Truth force to
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Revelation (Certainty of Experience)

Are there any revealed Truths for Humanists, scientific naturalists and non-theists? Most certainly, yes, not in the sense of a truth handed down from an external source such as a god or an ancient writing, but in the sense of a Truth revealed from within. Unless the person is suppressing
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Intuition and Common Sense

How can we recognize a person we have not seen in forty years by a face or a voice, or tell what a person is like from a few words? How can we tell at a glance when someone is happy or upset? Our brains process information of this kind
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Truth

. . .  let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. [The Bible, Amos 5:24.] When someone wakes in the morning, she feels a certain way, sees certain things, touches certain things, and so forth. That experience is that person’s Truth in that moment. To know that
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