The Unpopular Truth

by Nick Andrea

It is unpopular to tell the truth to the world about outward forms –
That they are impermanent, insubstantial, and empty;
It is unpopular to tell the truth to the world about ambitions –
That all titles, accolades, and achievements fade;
It is unpopular to tell the truth to the world about salvation –
That all dogmas, fixed paths, and closed-minded traditions are shields to the
neurotic human because she doesn’t actually know a thing; 

It is unpopular to cast off all fixed definitions of self –
a painter, a mother, a doctor, a Catholic, a Buddhist, a Humanist.
It is unpopular to reveal the emptiness in the glamor of being someone special –
a CEO, a rockstar, and supermodel.
It is unpopular to disclose the myth about happiness –
That all pursuits, path, and methods to achieve it utterly fail to do so.

It is unpopular to show the people that everything they want is already inside of them.
But hey, someone’s gotta do it.

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About NickAndrea19

My goal has always been and continues to be the liberation of minds, my own and what influence I may have on others, to perceive the extraordinary beauty all around us. To this end, I write, play music, and design websites. Don't hesitate to contact me for more information about any of these activities. :)
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2 Responses to The Unpopular Truth

  1. Lori DiNardi says:

    Someone wise once told me that when you tell the truth, don’t expect others to thank you. 😉

  2. NickAndrea19 says:

    I have been resisting that for years. Yet, all those role models throughout history that I look up to – Krishnamurti, Gandhi, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr. – these guys were not thanked and liked by a good many. It’s so hard to give up all your (attachment to) friends and make a commitment to truth, but it seems the only way if we’re really being authentic with ourselves.

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