This is part of a post I wrote last night (actually early in the morning at 2:30 having once again been awakened and not able to get back to sleep for the second night in a row) and submitted on another forum in a discussion about the difference between Truth and Reality but thought I would add it here also. Maybe someone can use it?
I know many of you are familiar with some of my story and I think much of it speaks to what I was stuck in...the difficulty that's brought on by this battle between Truth and Reality. I couldn't "see" Truth due to being governed by that which is seen...Reality. I found out that to find freedom, or to find Truth, demanded that I step outside the reality that I was being controlled by. Faith for the first time in my life began to be birthed in that new place, faith being the evidence of things hoped for, the assurance of things not seen. Or at least that's how I would explain it today.
Here is something taken from an article I found on the web that you might find interesting reading? It's linked below this excerpt.
"In most of these situations something good and necessary has been either corrupted or blown up out of proportion, so that it dominates what it should be subject to. Such lack of proportion involves the dialectic between reality and truth, in the case of images and language. Our attention has focused on the tangible to such an extent that we no longer consider truth to carry any serious weight.
Reality deals with fixed things not open to discussion, things which one can only observe. It forces us to conform. Truth, like the word, is infinitely open-ended and invites reflection, response, relationship, and dialogue. Reality refuses to allow us the distance necessary so that we can be critical of what we are considering. In modern society we tend to accept truth only if it bears on reality -- specifically scientific reality -- which has become our ultimate truth.
In the same vein, we tend to believe words only if they have some visual evidence supporting them. Whatever cannot be expressed through images seems to us to have no genuine importance, or even existence."