Excerpt About Recognition

Recognizing the Truth
Sincerity is an attitude, a capacity, of the heart that orients us to recognize the truth and love the truth for its own sake. We have talked in the past about the orientation of loving the truth for its own sake. But loving the truth for its own sake does not simply mean feeling the love for the truth. Although that is a part of it, feeling the love for the truth will not actualize a real life. To love the truth for its own sake means also to live according to the truth. If we really love the truth, we gladly live according to the truth regardless of how difficult the situation might get. We actively choose truth as our priority, not in terms of what we experience but in terms of what we do. Our love of the truth determines how we interact with people, how we run our life, how we conduct ourselves, how we maintain our living environment.

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