TRUTH

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In society today the value and power of truth is too often underestimated. The intrinsic transformational power of truth is an absolute necessity for personal evolution. If we are satisfied with the noise of hearsay, the peer pressure of the status quo, the delusion of stereotypes, and the priority of prevalent messaging in propaganda we will never embrace truth and become the best versions of ourselves.

Too many of us are intoxicated with the liquor of greed and survival. While others of us aimlessly chase the American dream. Today we must sober up! Let us wake our sisters and brothers from their slumber. Some say  ignorance is bliss but I say ignorance is like chains of bondage being wrapped around our minds anchoring us behind gates of injustice, poverty, and extreme lack that leaves us barren and of no benefit.

There are two keys that will unlock these hefty chains. The first key is the key of desire.We must desire to know truth. Once one “truly knows” truth, they understand. Only then, will the applied knowledge of truth become liberation power. It’s impossible to un-know truth once it is sincerely known. Truth is  a tool of vision and a garment of protective armor. The second key is perseverance. Once chains are removed there is a reason to move forward relentlessly in truth–mobilizing us victoriously through inevitable challenges.

At present we live in a society where truth is almost a foreign concept. Honesty is admirable when it should be an expected common practice.  Revisionist history and vague ambiguous personal responses are the norm.

Only those who are hungry and thirsty enough for truth will evolve, add substance to the community, posses the fortitude to be resilient and become the refreshing instruments of change we long to see.

My authentic thought: It takes courage and maturity to be honest with yourself and with others. I would rather hear the truth than a lie any day. Even when the truth hurts, I have the necessary pieces before me to make informed decisions. Otherwise, time and energy is wasted on nothingness and every plan thereafter is already defeated.

 

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

Express your authentic thoughts. Post a comment. I welcome your valued perspective. Thank you in advance.

In love and peace,

Dr. Free

 

Going Beyond the Obvious Part 2

What we see and hear always has volumes of meaning.

 PART 2

When receiving information, it is advantageous to listen with a third ear, look with a third eye and always consider the source from which the information is coming. I know it sounds a bit odd and no I am not suggesting anything weird. Nonetheless, listening with the third ear means first acknowledging clearly what is stated. But don’t stop there. Next, discern the hidden message or intent that is really being proclaimed. Listen critically. Play the devil’s advocate. Sometimes messages are presented with a subtle whisper as such and not as a boisterous edict. It’s like looking at the set for the décor of a stage play. If our focus is only on the actors, one might miss the symbolism displayed on the backdrop and how it adds meaning to theme of the play.

Looking with a third eye means reading between the lines. The information between the lines is not an overt but subliminal message. The real purpose of the deliverer’s message may be disguised—draped in popular music with singing celebrities we are fond of. Unknowingly our agreement with the appealing beats and rhythms cause us to subconsciously agree with the intent of the message. Embedded codes send subliminal messages to our brains to arouse misplaced feelings of desire. Too often we are enticed and drawn in by sexual innuendos, symbols, colors, and imposed ideas about cultural norms due to lack of appropriate awareness.

Finally, consider the source. News is not just about the facts anymore and it has not been that way for quite some time. Most news broadcasts have political agendas. Further evening newscasters do too much unprofessional bantering as a means to entertain or boost ratings. Something is wrong when pop culture and crisis in global affairs are both front page news. Know for certain there is a definite reason for it all.

It is important to listen with a third ear, look with a third eye and always consider the source. Responding to information in this manner places us on the road of consciousness. Too many African Americans are anesthetized to the point that we are unaware of the reality of what is really going on around us. We have become inoculated with the venom of untruth. Ever since we came to this country as slaves in 1619 the agenda of the white men for whom the constitution was written has been to devalue, underestimate and marginalize people who were not like them. This includes Native Americans, Caucasian   women and minority groups. The Black Codes of 1865, the movie Birth of Nation in 1915, the Tarzan Series of 1966 are just a few early examples of the means by which propaganda was spread to the masses.  Malcolm X said “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

Express your thoughts and share your authentic truth.

In love and peace,

Dr. Free