Seeking The Universal Truth

A First Look At What It All Means

The term Universal Truth has been a term that has recently sparked my brain. Initially, I had not been given much to go by, other than a quick bland summary to go by. When I chose to seek further into it, I was met with a rather large and detailed array of information. Though the subject itself, seems like it can get rather intense, I was able to browse through the many things I found, which helped me end up finding a lot of interesting topics. Now, even the Universal Truth itself, may not always be so fact or fiction.

It can be found in multiple worlds, whether it be things like Mindfulness, Buddhism, Philosophy, Physics, and many other sciences, and religions as well.

Often times we may find different arrays of Universal Truth. However, there will always be components based off of facts as we know it. But even then, if it intertwines itself through several different types of studies and communities, then even the hard set truth, can still find itself bending, and turning in different ways. It can be the victim of interpretation and circumstance.

This entire philosophy is not something that I ever did much studying on in the past. So I wouldn’t go out on a limb to say that I am an expert. But nonetheless, when I began trying to recently learn about it, many components of it seemed like they could fit together well, in the journeys of addiction, sobriety, and mindfulness. It was a topic with depth and significance. So, that’s where we are at now. So, what is my take, on the meaning and definition of Universal Truth?

First off, let’s look at the idea that we are a product of our environment. For the most part. I’d say that for the majority of us, it is a true theory. But, it is far from cut and dry. Being conditioned by our upbringing, is unavoidable, but it can be a complex idea to look at. It still, cannot be a total blame game or excuse.

Maybe it offers a reason, but not an excuse.

Often times some of the more common examples are ones who involve people who are victims of a abuse in their past. They can grow into an adult, with no intentions of ever continuing the behaviour that they were once exposed to. However, often times, adulthood can still be quite negatively affected because of trauma of years ago.

Examples for this are vast, and it is similar for households of addicts or alcoholics. Unfortunately, a parents addict behaviour and lifestyle, may put children at risk in the future.

Another example that I read about, was the idea of our fulfillment in life. A philosophy that believes that we will find least amount of success and happiness, if we seek it all in selfishness. I agree with this strongly. I can find some of the stronger points of proof, when looking at things like addiction. And how sobriety can often feel most rewarding, when we are sharing our story, and knowledge to others. Especially, when it comes to one addict helping another.

This theory doesn’t make for any excuses for wrong behaviour. It is possible to stop the negative repeatedness. But, it can take more work, than some people can handle.

Normally, we can’t expect change overnight.

Another Universal Truth that is a guarantee to all of us, is the fact that life is a cycle. A world that we all share. And a truth, that we all come into this world. And we will most certainly one day leave this world.

For the most part, that time that we leave, is unknown to us. While also unknown to others, until that moment comes.

This reminded me of an interesting statement I’ve heard throughout my years. That in which, this world is one that we are doing nothing more in, than passing through. Leaving our mark is done whichever way we decide it to be.

It can often be connected to spirituality. In that, we are all on a journey, on our way to face a higher power. High Power for me means God; but it’s definition, or its “Universal Truth” is whatever you choose to make it. Since it is afterall, each and everyone’s own journey.

Michael Patanella

is a Trenton, New Jersey Author, Publisher, Columnist, Editor, Advocate, and recovering addict, covering topics of mental health, addiction, sobriety, mindfulness, self-help, faith, spirituality, Smart Recovery, social advocacy, and countless other nonfiction topics. His articles, publications, memoirs, and stories are geared towards being a voice for the voiceless. Hoping to reach others out there still struggling.




Author, Publisher, and Editor. I cover mindfulness, mental health, addiction, sobriety, life, and spirituality among other things.

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Michael Patanella

Michael Patanella

Author, Publisher, and Editor. I cover mindfulness, mental health, addiction, sobriety, life, and spirituality among other things.

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