Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hannah Arendt: Truth Versus Falsehood

The work of Hannah Arendt is newer to me. What an amazing woman!! I am always deeply grateful to be connecting with courageous and inspiring people who in some way support my awakening and that of countless other human beings. These quotes related to truth are especially powerful and needed today. That said, this is obviously not the first era of pervasive propaganda, intensive indoctrination into ignorance, "fake news," and toxic projections. Tragically, and with horrific consequences, throughout our history we humans have been pulled into the darkness which disconnects us from truth, discernment, conscious awareness, and acting out of a higher good for ourselves and others. Among my many ongoing prayers and visions is that more and more of us will let go of our attachments to this opinion versus that opinion, this personality versus that personality, this political party versus that political party, etc. and instead embrace a profound commitment to truth. TRUTH. Following the threads of truth means that we are often lifting yet another and then another veil which has obscured our vision and deep knowing and discernment of larger pictures. And if we are alive and breathing, it is my experience that there is always another illusion, another place of ignorance, another harmful belief system to be recognized, owned, healed, and transformed. We truly are all in this together. It is vital that we increasingly do the hard work of discernment of who is grounded in integrity and a profound commitment to truth. Not opinion - but truth. There is a difference, a profound difference. And what we feed ourselves makes all the difference in the world, not just to ourselves, but to all of life. We are all connected, all related. May we learn these great lessons now. May we gain our bearings and think and act of of the highest good. May we be that brave and care that much. - Molly

"It has frequently been noticed that the surest long-term result of brainwashing is a peculiar kind of cynicism – an absolute refusal to believe in the truth of anything, no matter how well this truth may be established. In other words, the result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lies will now be accepted as truth, and the truth be defamed as lies, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world – and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end – is being destroyed." 

- Hannah Arendt

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