Oct
23

What it means to serve Truth

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To serve Truth means to say yes to that which is true within you.

To follow your heart – no matter what, come what may.

To go in the direction of your intuitive knowing – wherever that may lead (and being okay with not knowing), knowing that Love is your faithful companion.

To move and act from a place of truth at any moment in Life – that’s where our choice lies, and that’s where our liberation lies as well.

It’s a choice to follow the heart, it requires commitment, integrity and courage, and you can expect opposition from the world, and there will be times when you’ll feel doubt and fear – but only by facing the fears and not run away from them will you ever be free.

It takes guts.

To go with the world and it’s expectations is easy compared to the journey of the heart; at first, but it’s rewards are greater than anything the world can ever give. Ever, no matter what the promises are; the world can never fulfill you.

Transformation is not done by us, but by our loyalty to what is true in our hearts, and by prioritizing the inner voice and not the world that screams for attention.

That’s when transformation happen, not before; change has to come from a sincere place from within, not from shallow ambitions and wishes for our own benefits.

To go where Life takes you, that is trust.

To go in the direction of the unknown as the heart seldom lets us know beforehand what’s around the corner. That’s how trust and faith develops; by trust and faith.

Life shows it’s true nature when that is all we want (it has never been hidden, only our ignorance had kept us blind) and when our actions comes from a deeper place within that knows true wisdom.

That’s flow in its right name.

Things get done through us, we are channels and vehicles by which Truth expresses itself.

Following the heart and being true to Truth allows God to use us – to our delight as well as the worlds – as instruments of Thy Will.

Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions.

To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition.

I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.

Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question.

This question is one that only a very old man asks.

My benefactor told me about it once when I was young, and my blood was too vigorous for me to understand it. Now I understand it. I will tell you what it is:

Does this path have a heart?

All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush.

In my own life I could say I have traversed long, long paths, but I am not anywhere. My benefactor’s question has meaning now.

Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use.

Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t.

One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.

‘But how will I know for sure whether a path has a heart or not?’ ‘Anybody would know that. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path.’

~Carlos Castaneda


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