"Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident."
~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~
We have the uncanny ability to see what we want to see until such a time when circumstances force us to see the truth. It's just there, so clearly- shocking almost with it's obviousness, and we wonder how we could have missed it.
And often, on the heels of our new information comes a certain uncomfortability and deflation. It may have been easier to believe that things were different. Now that we know, we have to face the facts. And the facts aren't always a walk in the park- they are rarely that. And yet, in the end, no matter how we may want to believe otherwise, it is only the truth that can, and will, be the thing to set us free at last.
I am grateful when I can see the truth!