There is Truth and there is not-Truth. Not-Truth is not necessarily LIES, but it is falsehood.
There’s even “your” Truth and “my” Truth–but these are also false if they are not TRUE. The only “my Truth” and “your Truth” that is actually true is my or your perspective on THE Truth.
If what I claim as “my Truth” is not true to begin with, then it’s not a perspective on Truth at all. It’s just what I’m choosing to see, whether it’s true or false.
One’s perspective can be true, or it can be false. It’s just a point of view. But if one isn’t looking at Truth to begin with, then one can hardly claim one’s perspective to be one’s (or anybody’s) “Truth”.
But many still do. In fact, most of the time when people say that a perspective is their “Truth”, I’ve found that perspective not to be true at all! If one SEES Truth, there’s no need to call it “my” Truth.
It’s just the Truth.
It would be true for the person to simply say what their “Truth” really is: their opinion. Opinions are not Truth, even if we say they are, even if we climb them and conquer them and plant the flag of Truth in them.
A rock is not bread just because a person claims it to be, and one cannot really “plant the flag of Truth” anywhere. Truth is self-existent and self-evident to anyone who wishes to see it.
One does not create Truth by declaring that something is “true”, even if only “for” him- or herself. Truth does not exist only for certain people, and it doesn’t transform itself according to either people, perspectives, or opinions. It’s simply there, and either one SEES it or one doesn’t.
Truth is OBJECTIVE. It exists apart from any one (or anyone’s) point of view. One’s perspective of Truth, though, is SUBJECTIVE. It exists only in and from one’s own point of view.
These can and do exist together.
However, one’s opinion (or, indeed, falsehood) is also SUBJECTIVE–also existing in and from one’s point of view. The mere fact that an opinion (or falsehood!) can be transferred from one person’s point of view to another does not make that opinion OBJECTIVE, though.
The transference of a SUBJECTIVE viewpoint (whether one’s Truth or one’s falsehood) from one person to another requires the act of BELIEF. This is not the same as perceiving Truth from one’s own perspective, which requires NO belief.
One does not BELIEVE Truth, except by accident, because Truth is DIRECTLY perceived, with no middleman or intermediary involved–just the SUBJECT (point of view) and the OBJECT (Truth perceived).
Two people who both see their own perspectives of Truth have no conflict in their views because there is, and can be, no conflict between “my” Truth and “your” Truth. Truth is One!
But LIES are many.
When a person in conflict falls back on the claim of “my Truth”, rather than pointing to OBJECTIVE Truth, beware! If you cannot see Truth yourself, you may end up believing LIES instead.