Human beings like to distill complex concepts into simple, often simplistic terms. When you consider truth, for instance, many think simply of the “facts” or “telling the truth.” Limiting your definition and understanding of “truth” to “not lying”, however, is no different than thinking that reducing “love” to “sexual desire.”
There is much more to truth than mere veracity. Truth, in the broadest sense, is the body of love. Love, in the most general terms, is the fundamental power of creation.
The truth has four primary aspects or phases: principle, purpose, design and control. Each of these phases allows for the outward or perceptible indication of the power of love and the sequence of the phases provides the means by which reality takes form. Love is thus transformed into life through truth. “Life,” then, is clearly much more than “animate existence.”
Human beings have the ability to orient in love and be conscious of truth in a way that allows them to cooperate intelligently with the grand process of creation at work everywhere in the universe. If, however, they dismiss or oversimplify this trinity, their participation is, simply put, that of a simpleton or a madman.
Modern education is grossly inadequate in this regard. Rather than familiarizing children with the elegant framework of truth, we focus instead on describing its outer surface. And while we go into great detail about its superficies, we fail to develop an understanding, let alone an awareness of its core. Even the most educated, in this sense, are painfully superficial and unnecessarily handicapped.
We need not stumble about in the twilight of error; the light of reality is at hand. To see reality, however, we must reacquaint ourselves with truth. She has not left us, we have left her.