Truth as Subjectivity

Truth as subjectivity (and reality) is Kierkegaard’s definition of “faith”. He encouraged the development of an inner life through critical self reflection. Through this reflection faith arises. Of truth,  he comments that it is “an objective uncertainty held fast in an appropriation-process of the most passionate inwardness that is the highest truth attainable for the individual.”
It is my experience and in turn realization that there can be agreement, or not, on objective perceptions but that a subjective reflection makes its way inwardly and in that inwardness it is culminated in passion; a passion that can not be easily  communicated objectively. In my experience there arises a sense of vulnerability as a part of that experience that allows for dignity and that comes from being both capable and humble. It emphasizes the need for trust and courage alike in our relations and frees us to receive and respond to the other both in our need and through our own choosing; a  freedom such that it is at the same time self-empowered and vulnerable, self-giving and receptive, independent and dependent.

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