Updated: Mar 20, 2020
The best meditations for me are the single word contemplation. It’s easily done, one sits with open eyes, with a piece of paper and a pen. All attention and energy goes it resolving a single word. Thought goes to unraveling the meanings, by that definition we define and redefine the word and how it relates to us. The lesson in the word and how we can apply it to our daily life … if we can at all.
I’ve been doing this work when thinking of the 7 Sacred Teachings.
Seven simple words, disassembled and deduced to emotions and matter which you can breathe. That energy absorbed and made part of you, with it deeper understanding as to what they truly mean. Only because you’ve unlocked it for yourself and begin the process to making it part of everything you are and everything you do.
The Turtle teaches truth. Truth is symbolic of law and principle. Since the beginning of time the turtle has not changed. The turtle has been chosen to be the bearer of truth and the basic truth of the laws of nature have not changed. The turtle has been able to adapt to change without changing; thus he represents truth. He also represents time. His shell has thirteen big plates, symbolizing the thirteen moons in one year.
It is defined as:
that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality
the quality or state of being true.
a fact or belief that is accepted as true.
What is Truth?
That alone is an interesting question. Depending on your school of thought and personal belief, Truth can be defined in a number of ways. It is easy for some to define what it is and what it isn't. Regardless of that definition they are all true, it is a matter of perspective and how it ties into our way of life. When we begin a spiritual path, journeying inward do we discover that truth becomes a goal. Something to help us make sense of the world, answering important questions, leading us to deeper understanding of ourselves.
Truth is Objective- the abstracted theoretical knowledge one can attain about the world, as confirmed by science
Truth is Social- a product of a general agreement or consensus in a certain society that has been established over time
Truth is Personal- is considered as a precarious or unjustified domain of truth because no one can have access to our minds except ourselves.
Living your truth is living your most truthful self and fully embracing yourself as a person. We are all different as individuals and should be able to fully express our differences and live in full openness and truthfulness
Our personal truth is what we really say to ourselves when our social mask is off. Once you decide what your personal truth is, then you'll be less vulnerable to what others say. The stronger you feel about yourself and the more confidence you have, the more susceptibility to what others say will decline
How would you live your Truth?
Contemplate this for yourself. Discover the methods that work for you.
Although keep in mind writing it down is not truly practicing. But a simple step into understanding it better.
It is the difference in knowing the teaching and putting it into practice. How we do this, is up to us as individuals.
These sacred words are not simple things, they are a way of being. To embody and envelop these words they become part of us and our way of life.