The Secret Truth

When we build a wall around our very soul, can it be called a prison? Prisons are made to keep people in—but they are built by others. But a wall built one brick at a time by us isn’t  a prison—It’s a place we hide.

Each brick placed slowly in place over the years. Bricks made of fear, of worry, of tragedy, and desperation—before long we’ve built four walls of loneliness where we hide away from the rest of the world.

We leave no doorway for others to enter—out of fear that they may hurt us. But when we do this we lose our ability to escape, to know love, and gain nourishment from the joy of others. We become trapped in a tormented world of isolation.

There is a secret door way however, this doorway can be found in the truth, and that truth is…

What is your truth? Only you have the key to unlock that door.

Terry (whyguy)

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. patee
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 17:34:26

    Terry, I found me inside those imaginary walls. Know what I found out? There were no walls at all, my creation over my lifetime here was all illusion and poof! By my own magic the walls have disappeared!

    Part of a change comes when we see that we are really all the same, that we have been conditioned by strange and unreliable fears that have kept us locked into a prison. And learning what love and friendship is really all about helps to cause a softening and a release. It can seemingly happen in a moment. In truth it is a moment because as Tolle says, everything is Now!

    People like you and Deel and others who are my true friends are a wonder to behold.



    • whyguy
      Mar 30, 2009 @ 17:43:20

      Patee, I believe too that this moment is all we get, so we better make the most of it. Thank you for your elegant response to my post. I’ve missed you my friend.
      Terry (whyguy)


  2. DeeL
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 17:53:32

    This statement used to strongly apply to me:

    “We leave no doorway for others to enter—out of fear that they may hurt us, but when we do this we lose our ability to escape, to know love, and gain nourishment from the joy of others.”

    I was hurt by so many people that eventually I built that wall around my heart and let everyone outside- thinking I was protecting myself.

    The truth of the matter, I never actually began to live until I opened up a little bit, allowed some people in and risked being harmed.

    The result was: I met friends and great people; I learned to forgive and be more understanding of others’ troubles and questionable manners. I opened up my heart and I am forever grateful for having done that.

    An extraordinary piece Terry! And so very true …

    Thank you for being an insightful source in my life 🙂



    • whyguy
      Mar 26, 2009 @ 01:04:33

      Deel, don’t you think the risk is worth the reward? Yes, there is always a risk of pain when we open our hearts, but I’d risk the sting of a thousand pains to enjoy the love and companionship of one true friend if only for a moment.

      I thank you for your kind words, and your insights as well. It is through our mutual dialogues that I learn the most about myself. You are my teacher, my inspiration, and my friend. While we may live on different continents, I feel as close to you as I do a friend next door. 🙂


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