Life has been carved up and handed to us as though everyone knows the meaning of truth.

Around the alter ministers ask a loving couple do you ( and here state your name) take (of course the partner’s name) to be your mate to have and to hold til death do you part? And we all say, “I do.” Yet the divorce rate has taken off like the space shuttle leaving Cape Canaveral.

I render emergency dental care in Kansas City.

If you’ve ever been called to serve on jury duty, the statement is made, “Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God?”

There has been so many holes in the truth thank goodness for great attorneys that make regular investments in duct tape to seal the deal.

We all have different spins on what we view as the truth. It is understood why a blind fold had to be placed on lady justice.

She could not bare to see another person tell their version of the truth.

Truth is enriched in facts. Facts are the stepping stones to what really exists after all parties have shared their opinions.

The dictionary defines truth as the property of being in accord with fact or reality.

A lawyer once told me a profound statement, “It’s not what you know, but what you can prove.”

Yes, we all saw that movie where Denzel Washington took officer Hoyt under his wing and gave him a hard punch in the gut about bad law enforcement.

To get to the essence of truth study ethics and you understand how we as human beings rationalize our various points of view. Ethics is rooted in survival along all the various dynamics we encounter in life.

After passing your course in ethics, hurry down the hall and take a course in personal integrity.

Not only will these two courses make you a more honest person, you start to discover the true nature of truth.

Statements like, “I’m really going to get him,” will no longer have meaning in your life.

The Bible says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”

You start to take on a greater understanding of self. The person who promised to be there forever eventually fades into the woodwork. Maybe they just never learned the meaning of truth. They probably had a different reality and made statements like many people do, saying what they thought you wanted to hear.

Listen for the person that not only says the right thing but backs it up with honesty and integrity. 

This person sleeps very well at night allowing you to have restful sleep as well.

It’s difficult to sleep at night when the person who looked into your eyes and made promises is nowhere to be found.

Honesty and integrity found at any point on the continuum of life will turn around the weakest individual giving the strength to grant true love to those willing to mend a broken heart.

Find strength in your life for greater success by living with honesty and integrity, the true foundation of truth.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.






Published by Artis

I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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