It was the infamous anti Afrikan hater and notorious warmonger, Winston Churchill who stated that:
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
He also made a lesser known statement that:
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
Regardless of the often regurgitated comment, that “there is your truth, my truth and the truth”, we remain blind to the reality that truth is consistent despite opinions.
If there is a my truth and a your truth then what we are dealing with are opinions. There is only ONE truth and it is neither mine or somebody elses. It is just truth!
Now that we got that out-of-the-way and have established a barometer, let us now peer into what separates those who occasionally stumble over truth before continuing as if nothing happened, and those who actively embrace truth as a matter of course.
Character is a misoverstood term. Many have poor character yet embrace this defect as a sign and a badge of honor. During a divination session i once asked an Olawo about someone’s destiny and their failure to strive to and meet their destiny, despite repeated efforts on my part to aid them in recognizing who they are and how they can realize it.
I was told that while one may have a particular destiny, that could they fulfil it they could become great, many will fail in meeting it because of their character.
A person’s character indicates the way they think, feel, and behave. It is sumed up as their personality. The universal truth is one’s personality appears to never change from birth till wherever they are at the moment. Your personality, at first glance, appears set in stone. Unless there is a concentrated effort to manage your personality and character. Not change…., manage. For one would find it quite difficult to change who you fundamentally are.
Regardless if you manage to “manage” your character, many of us often bury our true self, or never unleash it fully, except when something occurs that triggers us into becoming what we realy are.
These “somethings” are often described as character building moments. Test of character. And moments of truth. How we respond to these “tests” dictate what kind of character we have. What kind of characteristics we show in a time of crisis or moments of temptation.
A person with high character will seek to elevate themselves, if it means realizing their destiny, purpose and goals. A person of low character will run away from their destiny, purpose and goals. They do so out of fear. And they do so because they willingly abdicate the responsibility needed to “work” towards elevating themselves.
But why would you not want to elevate yourself? What does elevating the self mean? Elevating oneself is a spiritual, ethical and moral thing to do. Failure to overstand what these three means is enough to explain why a person has low character. Low vibration if we want to use a contemporary term.
Low vibration seeks its own kind. Water finds its own level. Birds of a feather flock together. Etc, etc.
This is truth! Not mine. Not yours. But the truth.
What does your personality and character say about you?