How Do We Value Truth?
Even though we may recognise and acknowledge that ultimate truth is pure consciousness, it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate something so ordinary – ordinary in the sense of not being anything, without characteristics, just clear. Being clear doesn’t mean we have no karma. Our karmic programming – our narrow mindedness – is recognised. Karma is the guide to our undoing! 😀
If we live in a culture that doesn’t value the reality of pure consciousness, it can make us wonder whether we are dreaming or not. It’s like gold: if we hold a lump of gold in our hand, it’s just a shiny metal, whereas if those around us value it, gold becomes precious (although it’s still a lump of shiny metal).
How do we value truth? We may find that the forces of the materialistic world aren’t so shiny and attractive any more. We observe the collective, and note how differently we see life now: by observing how so many are caught up in this and that, we remember how we too were trapped, and we value no longer being so.
Valuing pure consciousness is valuing the moment now; valuing whatever arises in that clarity. Whatever arises is karmically produced, and so it is our teacher. Value karma, for within that karma is our hidden talent.
Our hidden talent is the ability to express pure consciousness in everything we do and say.
We all have this talent. It’s called love.
From the Gospel of St Thomas, found in Nag Hamadi in 1945:
“The Kingdom of God is inside you and all around you;
not in a mansion of wood and stone.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Lift a stone and you will find me.”
There is truth everywhere.
Truth is in the seeing.