The Changing Truth

‎”God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you can never have both.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve realized lately, that people struggle with the truth.  They think that they want the truth, but once they get it they can’t handle it, so it’s easier to not believe it.  But what they don’t understand is that once the truth is spoken, the speaker is stuck with it, there is no option to change it.
And not that the speaker would necessarily want to change it, but because they choose to live with it and others are allowed to ignore it is sometimes too painful to bear.  Life continues to cycle and the people who have heard this truth continue to live their lives as if it were never spoken.
So I guess my question is when was there an option to accept the truth or not.  I guess maybe a lack of belief in the speaker, a greater love for something or someone else, or just a cheat mechanism to not have to feel the same pain.  Whatever it is, I will continue to choose the truth.  I live with the truth everyday, and I would only hope that those who say they love me would do the same.

9/24/2010

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