Jack Nicholson and his immortal line in the movie A Few Good Men, is the most remembered part of the film – “You can’t handle the truth!”
Few people have the courage to face the truth.
This is a word that people demand on a daily basis. “What is the truth?” Or “How can we find out the truth?”
We should be careful to ask such a question and first be certain we really want truth.
Facts and logic are in the left hemisphere of the brain so can we find truth there?
It appears not. The analytical side of the brain that is devoid of feeling isn’t interested in truth, only facts and figures.
Truth is deeper.
The answer, is in the opposite side in the right hemisphere of the brain where feelings reside.
Truth is the great hidden aspect of ourselves only we know. Or this is at least, what we tell ourselves.
Truth is found in motivations.
The motivation behind people’s actions reveal everything. The glaring light of truth.
Every action, every scheme has a motivation behind it. It can be easily sugar coated with compassion, courage and any other act of virtue, but is it? It can quite easily be the opposite, especially when the signalling of someone’s morality is excessive.
People conveniently cherry pick morals to fit their own behaviour.
The motivations behind our own and someone else’s actions reveal total truth.
Motivations reveal all of the good, the bad and the outright ugly, within someone’s character.
Seeing and understanding our own motivations is the only way to transform the mind.
Everything else is play acting within the realm of personal change.
Why will so few observe their own motivations?
The lack of the courage of responsibility is one. To fully see it unfiltered within oneself places a crack in the mask that never heals.
People see the crack. We think it doesn’t show, but it does.
“If it’s hidden, no one knows who I really am or what I’m up to.”
They will. And the transparency is devastating.
Motivations should always be questioned within oneself and other aspects of society.
What we see is not what we get, unless of course we know what we are looking at.
kathleen morphew says
Very good blog Simon, I know lots of people like this, it is true you can usually see right through them, sadly for them…….
Sue Glass says
Fantastic Simon…. The masks people wear. To hide the Truth… So many people choose to not look at themselves and their choices, decisions and actions & blame others…. Sue Glass x