Truth is not an entity, a thing, or a noun. It is an incorruptible intention. An intention to live in the purity of experiencing reality as it is, devoid of contrivance.
It is something intangible; in a perpetual state of flux, evolution, and creation — with the ever-unfolding emergence of and exposure to new information.
Truth is the insatiable devotion to the pursuit of wisdom, wherever it may lead. It involves surrendering of ego, which always desires to speculate in order to attain a false sense of certainty of what might transpire ahead. But the truth is: there is no certainty of anything. There can be likelihoods and unlikelihoods, but never certainties. This is, in fact, what makes truth so beautiful — being present to the recognition of the eternal now, which by definition, cannot reconcile or justify the notion of certainty.
Truth, above all else, comes from empowering oneself through the primacy of experience. Imagination has its place — as human beings are imaginative creatures. But imagination nevertheless remains in the domain of abstraction. And it seems as though the human experiment over the last several thousand years has become stuck in a quagmire compulsively fixated on imagination — addicted to the realm of illusion. And to chase an illusion is to chase a ghost — a futile, self-defeating endeavor destined for confusion and disconnection — both on an individual and collective level.
So, the question is — what are the frontiers of experience? There are two fundamental pathways for exploring the infinite depths of experiential empowerment — Meditation and Shamanism. The former is the earnest engagement into piercing the layers of one’s inner essence by expanding awareness of the omnipresent witness to what is happening within the mind, coupled with immersing oneself into exploring the unconscious relationship between mind and body. The latter deals with open-minded skepticism and has been the foundational ethos of indigenous human cultures worldwide for aeons.
Shamanistic practice works hand in hand with psychoactive medicines; medicines that continue to be stigmatized as 'drugs', and is an inherent threat to establishment orthodoxy; a direct threat to statism-oriented authority and autocratic/hierarchical institutions due to their boundary dissolving implications.
Interestingly, what both pathways have in common is they heal, activate and arouse the pineal gland — also known as the third eye — the epicenter of what we call "the soul" and the conduit between matter and spirit. They both perceptually unlock new dimensional understandings of love that are blatantly non-existent within the confines of the consensus narrative — a narrow definition of love that's pounded into us by our education system, corporate media, television programming, and our music/entertainment industries. The very intention of seeking Truth is making love a priority in the face of fear. In saying this however, truth can be discovered and invoked from the emotions of both love and fear. The main difference between love and fear in this context is that love naturally invites and welcomes experience, whereas fear tends to reject and avoid it. So, by allowing the low-vibrational frequency of fear to overwhelm the much higher frequency of love plays a serious role in blurring and distorting truth. Both also equally transcend the limitations of perception handed down from presupposed assumptions within our cultural indoctrinations.
Life is an experience. Whether the experience is positive or negative, in the grand scheme of things, is mostly irrelevant. Such are self-imposed interpretations — interpretive subjectivity, and therefore doesn’t really tell us much. What I have come to see as Truth rests in direct spiritual growth through the conduit of personal experience.
The wisdom dissected from direct, personal experience is truth that cannot be taken away or dismissed by anyone or anything external to the experiencer; cannot be undermined by a third party, nor simply explained away within the parameters of rationalism or linguistic extrapolation. Experiential empowerment and experiential wisdom is held as an objective truth to the experiencer, and therefore cannot be invalidated. The beautiful element to this, is that truth, in the context of experience, is just as ephemeral, transient, temporal as everything else in the universe. Even an experience that transcends mind and body is naturally impermanent, because all matter in the universe is in an incessant state of impermanence — as evidenced by the field of quantum physics.
Another question then emerges:
Do we live in a socioeconomic paradigm that encourages and facilitates human awareness to explore the infinite potential of experiential empowerment?
When we look around at the reality around us in which we have constructed, it appears transparent that the answer is emphatically — no. It has been postulated that psychoactive substances have arguably been responsible for some of the most intense and abrupt leaps in human consciousness throughout human history and prehistory. Yet psychoactive substances are blindly maligned and marginalized today by the dominant culture — even in the wake of clinical study and scientific research. A society dictated by illusory conceptualizations — money, ownership, power, control, trade etc exist as barriers blocking Man's full realizational potential in harnessing experiential empowerment.
Meditation and Shamanism are the key instruments that transcend the realm of thought. Thought is understood in the East as part of our five-sense, limited spectrum of sensorial perception. It is deemed literally as our 6th sense — just another sensorial element no greater or lesser than our senses of sight, smell, touch, sound and taste. In order for the collective social dynamic to truly evolve it must stretch beyond our six senses — to structurally reinforce a holistic approach toward embracing shamanistic and meditational freedom. Meditation, at the very least, needs to be made prerequisite in the rearing of children. And psychoactive substances need to, at the very least, be decriminalized — as our freedom to explore truth hinges on exercising our inalienable sovereignty to experiment with our own consciousness without obnoxious interference from hegemonic bureaucracy.
If we're told that the boundaries of our experience must entail debt-enslavement and labor-for-income to justify one's existence, when 80% of industry worldwide can be replaced by machine tomorrow — is that Truth? If we're told that our entire experience is supposed to be predicated on an economic paradigm that says that competition, infinite growth, and artificial scarcity are to be treated as the unquestioned mechanisms of social unfolding — instead of collaboration, abundance, efficiency, balance and sustainability — Is that Truth?
Humanity has been lulled into a state of passive compliance to delusional immateriality for far too long. Humanity has arrived a critical juncture. We either stumble along in submission to stagnation, materialistic illusion, lies and dis-empowerment — or... we radically transform ourselves by transforming the entire edifice of how the human family interacts with itself and the natural order. This, in turn, manifests a definition of experience wherein truth can no longer afford to be sanctioned by rigid, archaic fealty to outdated cultural ideologies and myopic political constructs within the bounds of words that end with 'ism'.
Human sentience is not something to be exploited. We have a sacred responsibility to wisely act upon sentience in a way that permits truth to extend beyond any realm that our imaginations can envisage. To empower ourselves with experiential awareness and experiential wisdom is to create a looking glass from which unparalleled understandings of truth can powerfully grow.
The primacy of experience must be exponentially unleashed — where conceptualization of truth is completely unshackled. Truth coalesces with revolution in consciousness; an inexplicable phenomenon creating and re-creating what it means to truly flourish as a species in alignment with its highest self. The only real currency is Truth. Let us explore all realms of experience so that truth can lead the human species to unchartered territory — an unadulterated continuum of consciousness expansion, and the emancipation of our true potential as a sentient organism on planet Earth.
Truth must become a pledge — a pledge to a new phase in human evolution.