Doctor T-Ruth also invites you to share with us, using dr-t-ruth [AT] 911tap [DOT] org, the challenges you face as a 9/11 Truth activist:
- What questions do you find difficult to answer when discussing the events of 9/11/01 with neighbors, friends and strangers?
- How has awakening to the painful and frightening realities of 9/11 affected you?
- How has it affected relationships with family members and others?
- What is it like for you to be living in a world where so many people think you are the crazy one for challenging the official 9/11 narrative?
Dear Dr. Truth,
After the shock of finding out the official story was not true, I realized I was fooled by the media too! Now I don't know how to react to terrorism reports. Especially so when there seem to be patterns common in false flags.
It feels uncomfortable not unconditionally and uncritically trusting media, and officials, and confusing. I resist immediate narratives, and suggested consensus thinking and feeling. Tragedies may have more layers now.
I’m shy about talking about uncertainly, afraid what people might think. Friends and family can react like "there you go again!"
Ridicule stings. I isolate more now, and my needs for belonging, acceptance, love, and feeling “a part of,” are not getting met as much.
Being a "friend to the truth" ain't easy.
Yes, you are Honest. Courageous too, and strong. We tend to avoid admitting things we don’t have the strength to face the implications of. Sharing with others is yet another kind of risk.
It’s reasonable to not accept official explanations of events as readily. We question more of what to believe. We are left to wonder how much doubt, and how often, is reasonable. We wonder what a reasonable need for proof looks and feels like, and where we might be able to find reliable info.
Facing 9/11 is painful, and requires passing a threshold. Then, more does come to light. Facing realities about the media is brutal. We feel betrayed. It may be impossible to sort it all out right now. We don’t have to. It’s important to know this. Eventually we arrive at a level of acceptance we can live with better.
We clearly have more questions than answers. That’s not all bad.
Just because we are lied to often, doesn’t mean we are lied to always with regard to big earth shaking events. So uncertainty is a key emotional strength and resource, not a deficit, that helps us to carefully discern what is true or else acknowledge we cannot know for sure.
Those around us may accept official explanations on television immediately. Dr. Truth must admit that experiencing some aloneness around this is part of our collective journey together.
How to most wisely handle our social fabric and contexts is another on-going process we are pioneering.
Living authentically across various parts of our lives is never easy, and our task seems harder. Living with conflicts not fully resolved (or even partially sometimes) is an art and spiritual practice, which takes place over a lifetime. Nuggets of wisdom for the pain.
We choose “who” to share “what” with, and “when.” We also have the right and responsibility of choices. Compassion and care for ourselves and others guide us.
- We have the right to take our time.
- We have the right to remain silent.
- We have the right to say little, or nothing.
Relationships, as well as political structures and beliefs evolve over time. Our mental health community hasn’t even started tackling this. We need to share our experiences, challenges, warts and successes, so we can all learn as we go along.
Our journey, in post-9/11 lost innocence, lacks social norms and traditions. Throughout history societies have been guided and aided by collective stories, narratives, traditions, and myths. These provided shared meanings, and organizing principles to help meet challenges and times of transition. They elicit energy, hope and perseverance.
One of the challenges of our time is to discover and develop new ways of communal bonding. Creating collective "stories" and traditions appropriate to our times and needs is something we can all contribute to.
We can also utilize existing myths and traditions of antiquity, creatively applying them to anew. We can ask ourselves what our spiritual traditions and prophets might tell us. We’ll evolve together, finding new ways to be resilient, love, and be loved.
Regarding our need for certainty, Dr. Truth recommends Pema Chodron’s book “Comfortable with Uncertainty.”