Buddha is reported to have said the follwing
“Truth is whatever works best”
I love it, on so many levels. As a meditation, this is a deadly insight into the subjective nature of mind. Truth moves.
If you are currently taking drugs, then this statement, “truth, is whatever works best” is simple, straight-forward and correct on a daily basis.
If you are currently giving drugs up and are caught in the ambivalence of relapse, then “truth, is whatever works best” is the way your mind is oscillating between behaviour’s. An insight into the nature of your “brightness self” in stark, unpleasant contrast to your “darkness self” is possible. Truth is more than one “thing” at the same time.
If you are living free of drugs and reading this, then “truth, is whatever works best” becomes a meditational medium by which transformational intelligence can be experienced.
A thousand and one ways do I love the Buddha. But I am not a Buddhist.