I often explore questions with fellow sojourners. Recently questions about truth came up. Is it possible to live a life that is free from our individual and personal biases and our culturally instilled perceptions? Truly, this is our work of a lifetime, I believe. We are so accustomed to thinking in terms of me and mine, you and yours, they and theirs; all separating perceptions, at best, war and destruction, taken to its furthest application. A very sticky mess to try to unravel and reach the source that is universal, unlimited, and beyond individualism. A brilliant sage, a man for all times and seasons, J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) touches upon these themes, and others, in his works and words:
"Truth cannot be accumulated. What is accumulated is always being destroyed; it withers away. Truth can never wither because it can only be found from moment to moment in every thought, in every relationship, in every word, in every gesture, in a smile, in tears. And if you and I can find that and live it - the very living is the finding of it - then we shall not become propagandists; we shall be creative human beings - not perfect human beings, but creative human beings, which is vastly different."
- J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
copyright 2012 phyllis boernke; except quote from J. Krishnamurti