The first truth to accept is that admitting we can do better is not admitting that we are less than or that we are a personal failure as a human being.
Factual truth that can be proved by evidence does not depend on whether one chooses to believe it. While belief, no matter how sincere, is entirely within the will of an individual to accept it.
Courage is intentional. Knowing to do the right thing and acting righteously, understanding the personal consequences, but taking the action to make things better in the face of risk.
There is something inside us that compels us to strive to reach our highest potential. That appetite is fed by the notion that we can be better, or more, than we are now.
We rely on our five empirical senses to find our way around in the world. We have invented work arounds to correct impairments, but only to a point. We must become alert to our gaps in noticing information we have missed.
When it comes to criticism, we relish the good, dismiss the bad, and if the news is more negative than we think necessary, we can get downright ugly about it.
It might surprise you that the truth in advertising laws do not require the seller to tell the truth. So, protect yourself at all times.
INLightenment requires a truth teller and a willing listener.
There can be so much information that obstructs and distracts that the truth of a matter is not immediately obvious.
We must continually hold ourselves responsible for being the example good we expect in others.
Everything we know is a product of our thoughts. All languages, all ideology, all religions, our total and complete life, is a product of our thoughts, both conscious and subconscious.
Going deep on an issue takes a willingness to know and understand information that will help us make good choices.