If one is free to life and free to live then one should not strive with self concerning the right of truth to live and have its right to life.
The symbiosis between truth and existence is that there is no truth without its existence and that there is no existence unless there is a truth about it. While truth is self-generating and sustaining in this perspective, existence is quite dependent. If existence is not true then existence isn’t itself, thus, it doesn’t exist. What that opines, by default, is that for existence – and by this I project the term as life – to be in its appropriate state, life should be built on truths and the very foundation that truth is the firm form that gives purpose to the void of existence; consequently, if existence is void of truth, existence is in shambles.
Because to have life is one thing and to live it, another, for those who deem themselves unworthy to live life, they leave it showcasing the most inappropriate conclusion to the existence and affirmation of a blatant disagreement to the truth of existence. Therefore, for life to be in it’s true state, one must accept the truth of life.
What I hope to transmit in these words – sadly, burdened with twists and turns due to my disposition – is that for life to be, then truth has heralded it and in turn – in the presence of life – is the purpose of life which is summed up as truth whereby if one is not living by and towards truth then one isn’t essentially living or alive.
Understanding this comes with a hard truth when introspection takes place.
When we were younger the truth was shamed off our lips in fear of adhering to certain norms. It was pushed so far into our throat and as we choked on it, the elders forced it out of us. Now we long to recollect the truth in hopes that it would be familiar to us, but, most times, we know not how to spill it and this is a price we must pay to live, rightly.
Thus, by default, the price to be paid for life, itself, is the existence or living by the truth which brings life to be (gives life to life) such that as one lives life to experience life in fullness, one must equally showcase the truth to have life in all its wellness. Therefore, truth as a thought drives the wheels of life which rotates and revolves around what is true and what would be true without or with it.
It is now the responsibility of those who are alive to tell the truth, to live the truth, to express the truth – truly – by the truth and by nothing less of the truth because the definition of life is the degree of similitude to the truth that one has been given and has given, to others alike, in return.
If the truth is not shared, life becomes a tumbleweed of lies and deception, leaving us more flabbergasted than we already are. To know is to do and to do is to change. The truth brings about change. We must live the truth to live as we must.
Invariably, truth is a weapon. It fights against all forms of deception and falsifications the world throws your way. It is the only sword to ascertain one’s stance. It is the identity for life and must always be uncovered and proclaimed. Jesus is the way, the TRUTH, and then life. If you have Jesus, you have ALL. The word of God is truth and protects one against the world’s evil. Truth is essential. Get truth if you don’t want to be false.
Co-written with IFE ABOLARIN.
Pictures by the gifted Ryogi Iwata