Lofty Duties

“Time Misspent” by Sir Aubrey de Vere (Hunt and Lee, comps. The Book of the Sonnet, 1867) There is no remedy for time misspent;No healing for the waste of idleness,Whose very languor is a punishmentHeavier than active souls can feel or guess.O hours of indolence and discontent,Not now to be redeemed! ye sting not less,Because …

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The Ultimate Adventure

Have you ever had a time where the perceived benefits of remaining silent or bending the truth seemed to weigh heavily against the potential consequences of telling the truth? Such decisions can be challenging, especially in situations where you stand to lose someone or something valuable in the process. Truth, in the world as it …

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Truth used to matter more

Someone asked me the other day what the most significant shift has been on earth in my lifetime. I thought it was a beautiful question and volunteered after a few minutes of thought that the most significant change I could see was that truth used to matter more. What is truth? Nowadays it seems that …

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Truth is not ours to decide.

Ever since the fall of man, there has been a push to elevate the subjective to the position of ultimate authority. Notions such as "perception is reality," "my truth, your truth" and the "self-made man" are rooted in this attempt, as are the philosophies which deny the existence of objective reality. There is a reality. …

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True of Truth

What is true of truth? Truth is never spoken out of both sides of one’s mouth, neither is it murmured under one’s breath. Truth has but one face.  Truth never belittles, dissembles, or schemes. Truth does not paint itself in a certain light; truth is light.  Truth needs no defense, neither does it require justifications, …

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