I love myself for the Truth within me. The Truth within me Knows me for who I am—Pure Love, Only Love, beyond all valuing of the world. In Love all are equal, for we are One. This is how Truth Knows me—Pure, One, and Free. This is my Truth; this is our Truth; this is the Self I love.
Reading the Guiding Thought today was much like reading a checklist. It was very matter of fact.
“I love myself for the Truth within me.” _√_
Yes, I can agree with that. I may not feel much; I may not know what I am doing but I can agree I do love myself, if for no other reason than for the Truth within me. There may not be much to love other than the Truth within me, but I can say for certain that I love myself for the Truth within me.
“The Truth within me Knows me for who I am–Pure Love, Only Love beyond all valuing of the world.” _√_
Yes, I can agree with that too. I may not know me for who I am but I can agree that the Truth within me does. That is why it is the Truth within me–it knows me for the Truth of my Self. Again, I may not know me for who I am, but It does. It even Knows what “beyond all valuing of the world” means…because I sure don’t.
“In Love all are equal, for we are One”. Hmmmmm… _/_ (that’s a half-check)
There is a little bit of a leap of logic on this one. It presumes I accept the premise Love=One(ness). I don’t like the fact of the presumption, but I don’t mind agreeing with the premise. So, since I agree with the premise that Love=One(ness), then I can also agree with the conclusion that all are equal in Love. Because if there is only One, then there are no comparisons of better/worse, so of course, all is equal. One equals one equals one. Check.
“This is how Truth Knows me–Pure, One, and Free”. No check.
Why? I can neither confirm nor deny the fact or truth of this. I cannot say how Truth Knows me for certain. At this point it would be conjecture. I’m willing to think it probably is true but I honestly do not know, and reason/logic cannot ascertain its truth merely from this statement. The same goes for the final sentence. I cannot confirm or deny this is my truth, your truth, or our truth.
I did confirm that I love myself for the Truth within me, and it knows me in a way I don’t know myself. Therefore, I am willing to accept Love knows me as Pure, One, and Free even if I do not know myself in these ways.