Truth can be seen as a counterpoise to love. Love inspirits, intensifies, and vitalizes, while truth tempers, orders, and fashions. The two in balance unleash a creative power on earth that is rarely seen, but much needed.
Love without truth is tempestuous, inflammatory and destructive. Truth without love is dull, barren, and lifeless. Either, in excess, constrains to futility and frustration. When in balance, however, love and truth produce a fulfilling, joyous experience.
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It is the truth that sets us free, the truth of love, from there all other truths and all other loves find meaning and relevance. Beautiful post Gregg, thank you.
Thank you for bringing greater clarity regarding love and truth for it is the fulcrum upon which fulfilling living is actually known. I look to take your words to greater depth than face value and in so doing I find they unveil that which has been hidden from the consciousness of myself and of humanity. Misplaced value causes imbalances galore placing value in the balancing of love and truth does bring an ease and joy .
It does seem that balance has always been the continual sticking point for mankind. I still believe the only antidote for that curse was made clear in what was introduced as the first great commandment, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” It’s been outlined by countless poets and authors from our earliest records. I think Goethe said it most succinctly, “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” There has been ample provision of heavenly guidance in each climacteric of the divine strategy, but every time those present fell short of the goal – always for personal reasons.