Different Interpretations of Truth

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Is there such a thing as ‘different interpretations of the truth’?

Truth is the ability to be honest with ourselves and others even when and if we are wrong. 

There are instances when the ‘truth’ can become blurry.  This can occur when two or more persons recall fragments of an event or events based on what and how they remember them especially if they were emotionally charged at that time.

Whenever this happens we often end up with (3) three versions of ‘truth’ emerging:

  • Your version (which is the ‘truth’ as you perceived it)
  • His or Her version (which is the ‘truth’ as the other person perceived it)
  • Reality (what actually happened – which sometimes does not have an audience to validate or confirm what in reality occurred)

Some may argue, that the ‘truth’ is the truth and there is no differentiation.  However, if that were so how can two or more people be present at the same event and some report events differently than others as to what actually occurred.  One explanation could be that some may be purposely lying or withholding details.

Likewise, another explanation could be when situations get heated our emotions can go on overdrive causing us to see and hear only bits and pieces of information because mentally we are so charged up playing back whatever upset us that everything else going on around us sounds like noise and distortion.  We are angry and hurt and unfortunately when we get like this very little matters after that.

So yes, there are different versions of truth because for each of us in that moment how we feel about our situations are real to each of us.   When it comes to feelings and emotions it is not always so easy to control.  What we can do however, is try not to do and say things out of anger for once this happens the words can’t be undone.

Remember, the truth is our ability to be honest with ourselves and others even when and if we wrong.   When dealing with difficult situations it is therefore important that we keep our minds open and be slow to speak.   Once we get too emotionally charged things can get blurry and we don’t want that.

If you happen to be a bystander in an event, it is important that you try to stay unbiased because the persons involved would need objectivity and a clear mind to help them resolve their issue(s).

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Uncertain

You say you “love” me

Sometimes I wonder if this true

Because your words should have deeper meaning

For me and for you

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You say you “miss” me

But I can’t help but wonder

Is it really me you miss?

Or just my sweet kiss

Maybe it’s the way I move my hips

Being with me brings you such sweet bliss

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You might say, I’m over reacting

Reading too much into everything

But I can’t help shake the feeling

That there is something you’re concealing

Is it just paranoia, I’m feeling?

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When I say, “I love you”

I feel it in my heart

When I say, “I miss you”

You feel it like a spark

When you say I’m, “over reacting”

I have to protect my heart.

 

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

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Difficult People

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Difficult people we can’t escape them

Sometimes they are our friends and even members of our family

These people we accept and even show empathy

However, there are some difficult people we work with that force us to ask,

“Why me, Lord? Life is tough enough already.” 

It seems difficult people can’t help it sometimes

It’s just who they are, maybe even their purpose in life

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How would our lives be without them?

Happy? Stress free?  Who knows for sure, not me!

Some of them force us to stop and think

Others can just make us get really stink

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Despite the negative emotions they can sometimes get into motion

They can sometimes force us to be better

Even motivate us to work harder

I know sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture

As we take deep breaths to keep our composure

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We must not lose self-control

We must continue to show restraint

Because if we were to get loose, those around us might faint

Not ready for the picture our words might paint

So we often conceal our feelings and quietly seek self-healing

As we accept that difficult people are everywhere

Placed in our lives for a reason and will only endure for a season

So face them like any test and let perseverance do the rest

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If however, you find the pressure becomes too much

Then dear friends you should speak up

With a clear head and not emotion led

Speak your piece and hopefully it brings peace

Just take it one day at a time and in the end you’ll be fine.

By: Cherylene Nicholas