To me, truth is not some vague, foggy notion. Truth is real. And, at the same time, unreal. Fiction and fact and everything in between, plus some things I can’t remember, all rolled into one big ‘thing’. This is truth, to me.
Jack Handey

There’s a difference between revelation and mere learning. The one transcends the other, transforming an otherwise simple experience of data collection into an event that resounds and resonates in both ones mind as well as ones heart. I’ve come to think of an encounter with Truth as something akin to being reunited with an old friend. When I am hit with a big revelation (the light pops on, something ‘clicks’, ‘head’ knowledge becomes ‘heart’ knowledge) I often feel that the new idea/concept/information that I am so excited about is something that I knew (or should have known) all along, as if the Truth had been just beneath the surface, or running right beside me the whole time.

There’s something wholesome about Truth. Something that fills and yet fans the hunger for more. That thrills, yet comforts.

Here is an example of something I’ve learned that might fit into this category:
– All energy comes from the sun. For instance, a squirrel is just sun energy captured by an oak tree which uses that energy to grow acorns that the squirrel then eats. The squirrel is made of acorns (basically) which were made from the sun! If you cut down the tree and burn it for firewood, you’re basically releasing energy (in the form of heat) that the tree stored from years of basking in the sunlight.

This might strike you as something you learned in elementary school (and you probably did), but I’ve just recently begun to appreciate the beauty of nature and ecosystems (concepts like shalom also make a whole lot more sense if seen from this type of communal/environmental perspective vs. self-centered individualism which, by the way, I’m beginning to get really tired of.)

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~ by justinhong on May 25, 2008.

One Response to “”

  1. indeed. 😀

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