TRUTH
Copyright 2002,  Bill Austin, All Rights Reserved.

  • Spiritual wisdom comes from the glory within and has very little to do with either formal education or book learning. The wisest members of our society - the mystics and saints - may be illiterate but their great and pure love of God opens the door to their innermost heart knowledge. It is this that is the pearl of great price.
  • External things (books, therapy, workshops, crystals, rebirthing, inner child work) help us only if they match or resonate or vibrate with our innermost being. They help us only to the extent that they remind us or mirror for us the truth held within ourselves. At a certain point, the external things we have used in the past enable us to freely access our heart knowledge. When this occurs we are free of external things and we need them not. Our growth then comes totally from within. You shall know the Truth and it shall set you free.
  • Truth is largely experiential.
  • To understand that one knows nothing at all is very wise and an excellent beginning.
  • The spiritual path is a journey into our innermost Truth. At the beginning we proudly brandish our corncob of truth boasting "This is what I believe, what I have been taught, what I have experienced to date." And we stare aghast as the Light of Truth shrivels our corncob down to one tiny kernel. This is a black moment for the soul but also a great opportunity: For if we flee this realization we can never reach our full potential. However, if we can accept the undoing of who we have been, then we are free to build a new foundation for our lives. If we cling to our tiny kernel of Truth, we attract into our lives new experiences that offer us many new, vibrant kernels of Truth. And behold we soon find that our corncob of Truth grows very radiant indeed and it becomes the Light of the world.
  • The most profound insights can only come when we are totally at peace.
  • A brilliant facet of Light from the flame of Universal Truth hides behind every world religion. However, the typical believer is as veiled from this Light as the Jews were from the Holy of Holies. As the believer awakens, the veils begin to lift. One veil at a time at the beginning, and later several veils at once can be removed. If the veils were all removed at one time, the believer would go blind.
  • When you read something that doesnít resonate with your innermost truth, even if itís the Bible, pass it on to someone else because it clearly is not meant for you.
  • What I hold to be true today; I may well discard tomorrow.
  • Thinking you know everything and knowing you know everything you need to know are very different states.
  • Knowledge is meaningful only to the extent that it is experienced.
  • When you combine all of the world religions into a blender and drink it, you get a pretty good dose of Universal Truth. When you leave just one religion out, however, the batch just doesn't taste quite right.
  • If a world religion did not have an important message for humanity, it would not exist.
  • Often heretical beliefs have as strong a message for humanity as orthodox ones, and that is why they become labeled as heresy. Theology like history is written by the winners.
  • Jesus primarily taught Truth through his LIFE, not his words.

     

  • Buying into a religious belief system is like buying a cow to consume. You must carefully strip away the bones and fat and gristle before the meat is safe to cook and digest.
  • All enlightened believers adhere to the "pick and choose" mentality so censured by the Pope.
  • Most believers are like people skating on the surface of an ice-covered pond. Believers usually skate on the surface of Truth without plunging into its icy, transforming depths. However, to experience the Truth that sets you free, you must immerse yourself into the innermost depths. There is no other way.
  • Unfortunately, we all hear fish tales about the big one that got away. Spirit is like that fish in that we think we catch Truth when in reality it catches us and then it usually eludes us in the end. But happy and blessed indeed is the fisher who physically grapples with this fish, hauls it securely into his boat, filets it and consumes it: Thus merging Its essence into his or her own.
  • I encourage everyone to verify the information I present with their own intuition, and if It doesn't ring true, I ASK YOU TO DISCARD IT. I also encourage people to explore further any topics that they feel strongly drawn to. Earth has been seeded with many metaphysical book stores and study groups to help humanity to prepare for this time. A veritable flood of information is available to humanity on almost any topic for the first time in history. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE RESOURCES.
  • Theologians and founders of religions tend to have a vested interest in the slice of Truth that they are responsible for marketing and disseminating to the general public. Therefore, they tend not to be terribly open-minded to or accepting of the EQUALLY SACRED SLICES OF TRUTH PROMOTED BY OTHER GROUPS AND TRADITIONS.
  • During the last few years I have been on a treasure hunt for the most elusive quarry of all - Truth. My search has led to meditation, channeled materials, Christian and Hindu scriptures, modern psychology, medieval saints, shamanism, etc. The really frustrating thing is that none of these sources ever felt complete to me in and of themselves. I only began to feel comfortable when the pieces of Truth I found in one source began to match a slice of Truth from another tradition. This work sums up much of what I have learned to date.
  • Wisdom is born from the union of heart and mind.
  • Choosing a religious belief system that meshes with your soul is as tricky as buying clothing in a thrift store.
  • A lot of the things written here are my impressions of life. Your impressions of life may be very different, and I ask you to honor your own beliefs. Whenever you put aside your own insights and feelings and intuitions to honor anotherís, you ALWAYS wind up in the briar patch. I have spent too much time there myself to ever wish this on anyone else.
  • Knowing your Truth is the first step toward living and being your Truth.
  • What we call our conscience is the pool of distilled wisdom that we have learned from all of our prior incarnations on Earth, or any other planet for that matter.
  • Universal Truth is the teapot from which the cups of Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism and Christianity are poured. While certain cups may appeal to different folks, the tea remains the same and tastes the same.