Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the information that fills your day? Your life is filled helpful and useless information. Some is truth and some not-so-truthful. Learning to discern between the truth and everything else is vital to live a purposeful life.

If you’re ready for the truth then it is time to become a truth seeker. A truth seeker yearns for and seeks the essence of truth in every word and situation. Truth seekers are compelled, like Dick Tracey or Sherlock Holmes, to follow clues until they are certain of the truth. If you are not willing to be tenacious and ferret out the truth in every situation, then you are not yet a truth seeker. Pursuit of truth must be continual; in life situations, you cannot be an occasional truth seeker and occasionally be willing to accept something less than the truth.

Finding truth is not always easy. Truth is often colorfully wrapped in perceptions—think of rose colored glasses—and biased by emotions. Some people use truth like a protective shield against adversity. But truth used cruelly can also be a painful, cutting sword. Seeking to understand truth can, like the sword, help protect you from distractions and confusion. Truth can be the fuel to move you along your life’s path and bring growth. Real growth can be difficult and sometimes painful. Therefore, it is important to seek truth mindfully and consistently.

The Bible warns to beware of false prophets. It foretells a time when even God’s most elite will be fooled. What?! Even God’s most elite will be fooled. Surely God’s most elite will be discerning and recognize and reject falsehoods! What kind of individuals could fool God’s best? These false prophets must be incredibly believable to be so convincing. They are either great cons or believe in what they are teaching.

False prophets, convincing arguments, and even persuasive marketing are but a few of the distractions that surround you daily. You are flooded with information in a variety of forms every minute of the day. Books, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, television, radio, and the Internet bombard you with information. Experts in every field offer workshops and proclaim the truth of their insights. It is your duty to take the time to sort the important from the unimportant.  Sift reality from illusion, and identify the truth from the misinformation. Don’t despair–this is easier than it sounds. To still the noise and effectively sort out the truth, you only need to “set the intention” and ask for Divine help.

Setting the intention to know truth requires no special ceremony or ritual. Remember, it is not the formula or special words you use, it is the intention you set. It happens in your heart and mind instantly, once you make the conscious choice to pursue truth. So right now, in your own way, make your intention to know truth and not be distracted by anything that is not truth for you. It is important to do this every day. Asking for Divine help is even easier. Just do it in prayer, affirmation or intention.  Send an invitation from your heart. Even though the intention to discern truth is important and easy, we often don’t think about it. For many of you, it hasn’t been a priority. I offer the following “Truth Seekers Mantra” affirmation as a way to help you recognize truth and release everything else more quickly and easily. Say it with conviction, as a prayer or affirmation, before reading, watching television, listening to the news or to other people’s information in any form. Every day is a new beginning. Start each day by saying it. After three weeks of constant it will be ingrained in your mind. You will be surprised at the difference it makes.

The truth seekers mantra:

I easily recognize truth and I willingly release all that is not truth. Every word I speak, and thought I think, is a reflection of my truth. Every day in every way my ability to discern truth and my willingness to accept truth grows. I accept truth where and how I find it—peacefully, joyfully, and harmoniously integrating it into my totality. Let my path of truth take me ever closer to my greatest potential and good. I am the love, strength, courage, and perseverance required to walk my path of truth for now and ever more.

Have you ever been duped by someone? When was the last time you were fooled? Use this mantra and let me know how it works for you. I wish you great success and much love on your journey.

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About Dr. Harder: Dr. Heather Harder has spent her life empowering others spiritually, personally, and professionally through her empowerment coaching. She is blessed with the unique ability to assess, articulate, and activate change from the inside out. (She stretches people in the most profound ways …) Her goal is to get you to open to new possibilities and potentialities. Dr. Harder has been featured on hundreds of radio and TV shows across the country and on such TV networks as CNN, CSPAN, MTV, NBC and CBS. She welcomes the opportunity to speak to you and your groups. Check out my web site www.heatherharder.com (Be sure to claim your free gifts.) For more information email her at heather@heatherharder.com.