Posted By teresa on February 20, 2015
Truth…. it’s a word we hear spoken often it’s a word that gives weight to the facts being relayed to us. It’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We hear these words spoken often sometimes within the program right there in front of us on the television. I swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth – it’s a mantra recited dozens of times a week within TV shows or movies. These words seem to be so familiar that their significance can be over looked. When sworn in a court room it makes everything said afterwards either the truth or perjury. The witness must vow to tell the truth to someone authorised to administer the oath – but do they always? The truth is a fact or a reality that can’t be altered because of its very being. But it’s a sad fact that the real meaning of the word truth is often lost bantered around without any relation to the above. Ask anyone today what the truth is and you are sure to start an interesting conversation. It may even be met by scorn or derision. Sadly at times it seems that the concept of the word truth has fallen on hard times. The truth should be genuine actual or factual but is it always? It should be indisputable and said with sincerity. At times it’s how we judge someone’s character when we think of them as being truthful – but are they always?
We could carry on here debating the truth and our understanding of its significance. But my aim and reason for being here with you now is to debate with you when the words spoken are an untruth.
It’s at those times that the sadness folds in around us like a cancer eating into our very being. When a falsehood or a lie has falling off the lips of our adversary it takes us to a place where we feel we have lost our very being. When the truth that should be there protecting us falls away leaving nothing but emptiness. We then find ourselves being attacked by an untruth spoken so easily. This is happening in the here and now all over the world to so many people, who are unable to protect themselves because it’s just too difficult to do so. Why? Put simply it’s because they have been completely sucked up into a place where the truth and the untruth seem to melt together. It’s a place where just getting through the day is a struggle. Thinking of tomorrow seems pointless because within their head space at that time they just don’t care about tomorrow. We feel we have no hope in hell of the truth being anywhere near. The lines are blurred you question yourself daily, somehow being dragged into a precipice within our own heads where we even start debated with ourselves. You find yourself overhanging a cliff face with nothing below but a steep mass of rock just waiting for you to let go. Right there and then in that segment of time you even stop caring about the truth because quite frankly it doesn’t seem to matter.
You know from experience that you won’t be believed so why would you fight? The end result is that we flatly refuse to do so somehow some way that mind set seems to be our only salvation. Giving in seems to be the only thing you are able to do whilst in that state of mind. Resulting in a major fusing somewhere between our reality and the reality of life. We are lost so very deeply within those two little words – truth or untruth. We start to rely upon the drugs we are supplied the more we take the less it hurts and the more we take the more we need. We want to be in a place of excising where we are not living at all. I guess we are striving to become a ghost of sorts where we are never asked to defend what had happened to us. It is just so hard to make people believe. If we take peoples advice then it’s a run for justice that is so flawed it only seems to mirror our past. The dozy regarding this stance is if your case should ever be heard in court you would be grilled with regard to your honesty. We should expect the onset of aggressive military questions from the defence whilst only doing their duty for which they are being paid. This is never a personal matter but it’s the truth to say that those that have lived through the suffering of abuse will always feel it personally. Rightly or wrongly we once more face the agonising torture of not being believed.
So how do we ever walk willingly into a place that only seems to offer us more pain then we have already lived through. It doesn’t sound good right? If you ever find yourself in a place of strength where you are able to do so then you march into their court room with your head held high. Justice we hope will always find its way to the truth but that’s not always the case. I am sure that there are people walking around out there that should never been allowed to do so. Equally there are some that find themselves incarcerated in a place that they were never meant to be. So do we rely on the truth floating to the top like the oil emerging on the top of the water? That is something we can never predict If only that were to be the case. So is the search for the truth a lottery? Nothing will ever be that cut and dried. Sometimes in the search for the truth there is just not enough evidence to be found no matter how hard anyone looks. These are the times that we need to stand tall and except that we can be believed without that walk through the courtroom door. The strength you have already found to even embark on this journey in the first place is immeasurable. Convicted or not convicted you have shown adversary that you have grown through the years, arriving at a place where even for a short time they were judged no matter the outcome.
There will always be those that never reach that point of the strength that’s needed to walk down this road. If that’s where you find yourself then the words below are my sentiments to you. Because there is a way back within our own mind that needs no others involvement.
So where do we look?
A good place to start would be to really understand that there is only one truth. All the investigation and consultation in the world can never alter that. The ultimate realisation we have to strife for is to recognise that you are the only one that can set yourself free. If we regain our belief in ourselves then the only truth that matters is our own. We don’t need anyone to tell us the difference between the truth and a lie or to stand alongside of us when we reach that point in time. It’s pretty pointless unless you believe in yourself no longer needing to change the mind of others or sway any decision either way. When you take back your life knowing that your own understanding of the truth is all you need the walls that crowd in around you will crumble. We can’t carry on through life trying to make others believe in what you know to be the truth. Abuse is a place that you have survived in so I am guessing that you already have everything you need to succeed. I myself stopped looking for that knight in shining armour a long time ago because we really don’t need him. I am sure that if we were to wait long enough he may appear riding into our lives upon his white steed. But sadly and much more likely the end result I’m sure would find us mucking out the stables……..