My Friend the Truth

From an early age I learned that it was worth staying with the truth. The truth was always easy to write, say and remember because it was something that really happened as I experienced it and it was locked away forever in the make up of my body.

If I wrote or said something that wasn’t the truth my body would let me know because if I didn’t honour that truth, what came after was a mess and it took so much energy and time to clean it up. Not siding with the truth was like watching a movie that kept you in suspense for the rest of your life, or until it was made true.

I worked for 13 years in law enforcement in a highly stressed environment, participating in many investigations from domestic situations and drug matters to high end vehicle theft. I worked as part of a team and individually, providing evidence at the local, district and coroner’s courts. Among the many things that have stayed constant is the truth and how important it is.

I spoke to people in many situations, including victims, offenders (in interviews), colleagues or members of the public, always having a sense or feeling of where the truth was in what was being said. For me it was just whether I followed that sense or feeling or overrode it for something else.

I spent sleepless nights worrying about situations I was involved in with my body being in a heightened state – I was anxious and my heart was beating really fast. The only thing that would settle me was knowing the facts of what had been done or seen. I would replay the situation and this would confirm to me, through the feeling in my body, that I was operating on the facts and hadn’t added anything or left anything out. It was like I was saying to myself, “yes, this is the truth, this is what you saw or heard and you are only writing about it so you can’t be wrong.” My body would soon confirm to me if I was right in my replay of the event and I would sleep feeling the truth, or my body would continue to race.

I came to learn that the truth is the only thing I could stand on and step from. Anything else would eventually fall away and leave me with nothing. It was the best friend I ever had; I loved how it made me feel.

My friend Serge Benhayon has confirmed to me the feeling I always had about the truth. I always knew the truth was my friend but at times I was too scared to hold onto it. Now I will never walk away from it again – not out of honor, but because of how it feels. Thank you Serge and Universal Medicine; I know you are the truth, not because of what you say but because after all my life experiences my body always tells me so.

By Raymond Karam, Goonellabah

1,325 thoughts on “My Friend the Truth

  1. Truth is always simple, perhaps we are not appreciating the beauty in simplicity and rather like the complication and appearances that there is something happening which is really just distracting us from the ease of being.

    1. This is great as through simple appreciation all is revealed. There is no need to go to the rest but simply truly appreciate all that you see. Put this on your daily dedication list and watch the world change, more importantly how you are in the world will change before your eyes.

  2. ‘I came to learn that the truth is the only thing I could stand on and step from.’ What an inspiring line this is – a reminder that the only true foundation, the only real rock we can have in life is the truth that we know. We try to compensate with physical security, money, the house etc etc. If truth is not at the core, what we are living is but a lie…. and eventually this catches up with us in very painful ways.

  3. Most of us are feeling our disconnection from Truth, and have no appreciation of what it can bring to our life, so thank you Ray. Could it be that Truth should become the new standard for us all, after we have learned to be at-least honest?

    1. It would be a “new standard” that is in fact old. As you can see from this article and the comments like yours we know it and so while it maybe ‘new’ in title we are in fact returning to something we know and have known forever and it’s true through appreciation, even when you only feel this in a small way,it is part of this ‘new’ return.

  4. Your blog reminded me of when I learnt to lie as a child, my face would go bright red and I would feel so uncomfortable in my body I felt like I was going to explode. I would say that every single part of us knows the truth and going against that has catastrophic effects.

    1. It is funny Meg you mention the learning to lie as a child and I remember too that I experienced that for everybody obvious to see response of my body. But the most interesting question is why do we learn to lie, what is the purpose of it? As it is actually so obvious for everybody to feel and see that you are lying, why do we do it?

    2. It’s not difficult to see through the lie in a child and yet as we grow we become more versed at it and at times it can appear more difficult, but is it truly more difficult? Or is it possible we have also ingrained the same pattern as the person we are looking at who is lying? That way same doesn’t expose same or like meets like. In this if we see the child in the lie it’s easy while if we truly see what the adult is doing this would mean we also are needing to see the same in us. We can only cover the truth, delay it or bury it under behaviours because as you see you can never change it or make it different, it just is.

      1. Yeh super interesting points – could it be possible that we not expose lies because then we would have to end all the lies we live ourselves?

  5. Actually I can say that I knew that always too, that when my body was at ease with a given situation or question I had, then I knew it was true. But actually this way of thinking, feeling was not encouraged in my upbringing and later in my working life but rather that other way of reasoning, the reasoning from the mind that never gave me the surrendered feeling in the body but instead a feeling of unrest, a disconnection with that stillness within.

  6. I loved reading that Raymond, truth is the only thing that settles in the body and allows it to surrender to all it is part of.

  7. From a young age I could feel the truth but it was over ridden by beliefs, cultural or fear that I would be punished for speaking up opposite to others. And when I expressed it, it wasn’t expressed from love, it came across laced with frustration so I wasn’t heard.

    Since attending Universal Medicine workshops, I’ve re-learned to bring forth what my body communicates to me and present it in a more loving tender way, a contrast to before.
    I am heard more now. I really appreciate reading this blog. It’s a real confirmation of not only how I used to feel, but how others must be feeling or experiencing.

    1. Well said and we at times don’t look beyond ourselves and yet “how others must be feeling or experiencing.” is all a part of the same thing. There is a saying that is similar to “what you do to yourself is what you do to others” and in this way how we are with ourselves immediately translates into how we are with the world, it’s all connected and our hands are in it.

  8. “The truth was always easy to write, say and remember because it was something that really happened as I experienced it and it was locked away forever in the make up of my body.” This is so true, it is when we start to lie and complicate things that it is harder to remember them because our body does not have the experience of what happened because it is made up.

  9. Truth is simple easy and complete and is felt as so in the body. Lies create complications and continually need to be backed up and justified and creates a tension in the body, and if we are willing to stop can also be felt.

  10. When we speak even the tiniest deviation from the truth, a veil comes down and obscures all else, suddenly making everything jittery and uncomfortable.

  11. Truth is the only thing I have found that not only truly unites us but also leaves my body feeling content, settled and complete. Anything less than speaking truth always has repercussions and what might start with a small deviation from truth usually escalates into trying to cover ones tracks and a feeling of unease within my body. I am only fooling myself when I think I can get away with not being absolute with the truth with myself.

  12. I agree, it’s an awful feeling to walk away from the truth, there is something missing inside ourselves and it is the loss of part of who we are.

  13. For many of us, our relationship with truth growing up was at best, long lost pen-pals, receiving the odd post card. But the sweetest thing is truth doesn’t hold a grudge or seem to mind, the closer we get the more we find truth is as you say Raymond, our greatest friend. So why continue the cold shoulder then?

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