We have been told that it is impossible to know the truth. Because truth is power, those who are ravenous for power have sought to own it, to create an alternate reality where they define truth for us. The emergence of “fake news” has helped them make the case that “no news is good news” encouraging the confused masses to trust only them, because, truth is power. This is gaslighting (so you don’t have to look it up, this is what it means: manipulating (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.) Lies do not miraculously transform into truth because the teller smacks a “Period!” at the end of its telling, no discussion, no questions asked. And you are not crazy, or disloyal, or worse, for wanting to question it.
Remember, truth is power. There will always be those who seek to harness it for their own gain. But truth cannot be bought or sold to the highest bidder. You know this is true. You have an inner compass guiding you when you view the world through the lens of hope, compassion, goodness and love.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t possibly know the truth in this time of fake news. The truth you seek resides in you just waiting to set you free from the cacophony of spin, opinions and boastful “Periods!” It’s time we all stopped looking for the truth somewhere “out there” and listened to our hearts.
Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 22 January 2017
why do we murmur
no one believes me
I only did what anyone would do
looks are deceiving
dazzlingly brilliant, wild
but what is the truth?
A shi sai or ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the shi sai features the words of one writer,providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week. 😊