I Remember…An Odyssey ~ The Funny Thing About Truth

This post is a part of a series of writings during a time of deep healing and transformation.  The following are links to the other writings in the series in chronological order:  Introduction & Haiku, The Funny Thing About Truth, The Journey to …, He Said I Have Anger, The Long Sleepless Night, Broken Arrow, Safe, Alone, On The Verge, Shred, The Thread, Vindication, Another Inch…Perhaps a Mile, Emancipation, Forgiveness

*Disclaimer…Some of this subject matter is sensitive in nature.  Please read and explore in safety.

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What is at the base of the fear?

Why would it be so terrible to know what kept me locked

in a prison of denial at best

oblivion at worst

I pride myself with knowing truth

Honoring it

So why would I be content to set a portion of it aside

To delegate one truth as more important than another

To send one truth so far away from my wounded psyche

It may as well have belonged to someone else

The funny thing about truth is

I think it only belongs to the person who is willing to

Look at it

Dissect it

Question it

Live it

Honor it

And most important

Accept it!!

Blessitude

Lorrie ❤

3/23/15

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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

28 thoughts on “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ The Funny Thing About Truth

    1. It is so good to feel you here, JoAnne! Thank you 🙂 I’m really happy you liked the photo …I have no idea what that crazy thing is (nor the photo in the introduction!) …but I found it so interesting when I saw it. I struggled with photos for this series. I had many thoughts of what to include and the choice of not having any (that was the first idea I ditched…I love photos!!) I think it being Spring, and my love for flowers influenced the final decision. After that the pairings of photos to writings was very intuitive. 🙂 Many blessings friend!

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  1. I think you are onto something here, Lorrie. You kind of have to wrestle with truth, because it’s always slipping through your fingers, but in tumbling with it through the mud, chasing after it, feeling it wriggle from your grasp. being reminded what you thought it was has already been superseded by a newer vision– you start to understand something of its nature… 🙂

    Michael

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    1. I can’t tell you how much I love it when I write something and you are able to articulate my thoughts even better than I could!! Yes…you got exactly what I felt when I wrote this one and that excites me. Being a misfit in my younger life, it really impacts me greatly when someone “gets” me. When the words I say don’t fall on deaf ears they actually dance on someone’s heart, skip in their mind!! Thank you, Michael, for this gift. I will walk through my day with a smile in my heart!! ❤

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  2. Lorrie, first things first, I love your recounting of your evening at Les Mis…I felt like I was there, and hearing the joy that resulted from you taking that step towards exploring happiness and exploring it with playful curiousity inspired me. Destination: happiness! Now this posting, also touched me deeply (you have a knack for that, God bless you!)…why am I selective about the truth, when as Lily Tomlin used to say “And that’s the truth”. Everything is the truth and everything can be embraced. Now if I could sing, I would sing Embraceable You! Your pal, Harlon

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    1. 🙂 I love your response Harlon!! And I bet you can sing…just a feeling 🙂 And you gave me a giant smile reminding me of Lily Tomlin’s character on Laugh In!! “Everything is the truth and everything can be embraced,” very profound words my friend. Thank you for reading and for the beautiful compliment that I touched you deeply. Have a super hump day 😉 ❤

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  3. How brave of you to embark on such a journey. But the telling of such things is very cartharic and healing. I pray that you find great healing as you share with us these pieces of your heart and life. Love, N ❤

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  4. Lorrie, these thoughts put to verse are one of the main reasons I love to stop by. You have a beautiful soul and express it so well in praise to the Lord! Wonderful work!!

    ~Steve

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