Truth and Reconciliation

by Christopher Lovejoy on October 18, 2020

It’s not easy being an instrument of Creation ~ there’s so much to consider, so much to ponder, even more to reconcile with truth under the weight of so many apparent contradictions and inconsistencies.

I constantly remind myself: “be careful how you interpret the world; it is like that.”

Be this as it may, I feel crystal clear about what to say or do in one moment, only to lose clear sight in yet another. The temptation to back off and rest on my laurels is as all too real as it is all too comfortable. For all we know, human consciousness could be imploding on so many levels.

Canadian mental health expert Dr. Roger McIntyre, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, is sounding the alarm around measures taken by public health officials to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, saying “this isn’t just about managing a virus; it’s also an economic as well as a mental health crisis, and that triple threat is surrounded by malignant uncertainty.”

In spelling out this triple threat, he goes on to add that “any one of the three crises would be highly toxic for a person’s mental health, but they come amid a rising tide of depression and loneliness that had already become public health issues in their own right. With the added disconnection stemming from social distancing measures, it leads to a volatile situation that’s beyond belief.”

Through his clinical practice: “what I’ve heard from patients on many occasions ~ the majority ~ is the demoralization, the disconnection, and the loneliness that people are articulating. This overlaps with depression, but it’s something different than depression, and it’s quite profound.”

Strong words, indeed.

These comments are coming forward at a time when researchers are only now beginning to unravel the unintended consequences of pandemic lockdowns, warning that some efforts and measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 could actually be far worse than the disease itself.

In light of this view, and in following the lead of countless doctors, researchers, and health practitioners from around the world, I am all too aware of the plandemic nature of this manufactured crisis in the midst of widespread censorship on many major social media platforms.

In view of this light, I find solace in this reminder: relax, release, restore, refresh. I find comfort in pondering a simple though by no means easy question for consciousness: what if a release into every moment is an opportunity to learn and grow into flow, freedom, and fulfillment?

With reports of so many conflicts, problems, and difficulties, I wonder: what if one starts the inquiry into focus, flow, freedom, and fulfillment with the supposition that no events whatsoever have any conflicts, problems, or difficulties except those that we ourselves agree to have?

For example, you agree to pair up with someone to dispatch a task; after starting the task, your helper, yet again, calls into serious question a consequential aspect of your behavior even before it has a chance to prove itself consequential. What do you do with something like that?

believe nothing, explore everything; know what you know to know even more
the idea is to turn belief into pure knowledge in the wake of direct experience

To be sure, we say or do whatever comes up in the moment: what we say or do matters little next to the intent behind the saying or doing that expresses a being that matters much; feedback informs quality of being to modify intent ~ this is the bootstrap by which we pull ourselves up.

More generally, when we’ve “grown up,” do we still need pain to grab our attention? As we keep growing, can we remain happy and positive by knowing who we are? If we know what matters and why, do we still need the prod of pain and misfortune to extend love, trust, and care?

Fundamental presumptions in general, and scientific presumptions in particular, are notoriously hard to overturn because they’re based on belief, and beliefs are hard to overcome because they’re thoroughly irrational and therefore do not and can not yield to logical argument.

In the grand scheme of things, in view of truth and reconciliation, intent is everything.


further reading: a strangely relevant post on truth that I published on June 5, 2011


what if a richly fulfilling life
does not require and involve
acquisition or accumulation?

~ yours

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