Silverblade’s Guide to Discerning the Truth

Rebecca Silverblade's Guide to Discerning the Truth

Rebecca Silverblade is another one of my inner characters. She embodies such traits as presence, precision, discernment, and the ability to handle situations without reacting to them. And one thing where precision can serve an important purpose is in discerning the truth from falsehood. This doesn’t just include facts, but also things like the truth of what’s important, the truth of how to act, and the truth of the basis for one’s own emotions and emotional responses. For example, on an inner level, I’ve found that she’s been able to give invaluable perspective at times of confusion or self-doubt.

Like was explained in Creativity’s Guide to Problem-Solving, the below guide was written by way of me trying to let the perspective, embodied by Silverblade, speak on the subject of how to discern the truth. This topic was the prompt, basically, and what follows is my sense of how “she” handled, or would handle, speaking on it.


SBGuideT1So you want to discern the truth, do you?

SBGuideT2I suppose you expect me to give you some hint, or proffer some guidance, is that it? This is called a “guide”, after all – I would hardly expect you to expect any less.

SBGuideT3And here it is – the question of the truth. An inquiring mind, looking for it. And what truth are you looking for, pray tell? Continue reading

Don’t Believe Me

For anyone who has taken a passing interests in my posts: don’t believe me.

In fact, don’t believe anyone! Even when I say “don’t believe anyone”.

The thing is, that all of the things I’m posting are true for me, in my experience. But who’s to say I have the complete perspective. Or, moreover, who’s to say that your interpretation of my words is the same as the experience I’m trying to communicate?

As I take it, if something creates a true experience in you, then, while it may be hasty to believe it fully, you can at least note that something has been sparked inside of you that could be important to investigate.

This is why much of philosophic and religious texts are pointless. You haven’t come to the experience of the truth yourself, so you’re just creating a bunch of mental constructs that seem interesting or plausible.

That’s not to say, either, to not trust anything. You know when you’re hungry after all. You also know what you’ve experienced the joy of a freeing realization.

All I’m aiming to do in these posts is share some insights I’ve found while solving various inner issues, as I solve them. Please don’t believe them – but I do recommend experimenting with them using your feeling, rather than thinking, sensitivity.

Who knows what treasures may lie in unexplored corners of yourself, right this very minute. : )