' The Search for “truth” '...
During the spiritual search, the sense of being a separate self (i.e., ego) hijacks the search for truth. It looks to abstract concepts of what God is, how it can become closer to God, what spirit is, what it means to be spiritual, what enlightenment would look and feel like, how to be more present, or how it can become more spiritual in the future. These are all concepts, learned and memorized from the past. This very moment is truth itself.
How can a concept present something truer than what is actually here in this moment?
Thought, at its best, can merely act as a sign or a map that points to life. Look around. Life is now. Awareness is looking for itself. Stated another way, spirit is looking for itself. But it cannot find itself in an object. It cannot find itself in a concept. When this is recognized, the search is over. “Truth” is revealed. But it is seen not to be a concept. It is a realization that what is happening right now is all there is.
What is happening right now is what is true.
-Scott Kiloby, Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment
Posted by thomas meehan