Why is the truth so important?
Why is an open heart and an open mind so important?
Because the truth is unknown between us.
The truth of one person’s experience is bound to their own – not only immediate experience but all of their experiences as well as their responses to those experiences.
If we have learnt the truth of our past experiences, we are much better placed to understand the truth of our present experiences in their multitudinous layers.
Our own and others’ personalities, idiosyncracies, shortcomings, motivations and intentions all play a role in our daily interactions.
Above all, so much miscommunication, antagonism and aggression could be avoided if we just gave each other the benefit of the doubt and showed compassion both to ourselves and others.