Journalism a Forgotten Art

by Dean Pirera

There was a time in history… and not so long ago when the printed newspaper stood for something unique and virtuous, something steeped in integrity, a medium that carried real merit through the hard work and talent of dedicated people genuinely seeking to accountably report the truth in the most objective way possible and wherever necessary expose the lies – a truly grand and noble service to the public.

So where have those ‘Times’ gone?

Perhaps the slander and lies like those found in various articles of late, making blatantly false allegations about Serge Benhayon, his family and Universal Medicine are rooted in the bitterness that the modern newspaper has long reached its zenith and is now on the steady decline leaving a desperation so charged that it has turned reporters into scurrilous fabricators of the pen.

What I do know is that we have somehow come to generally understand the rubbish in our media (TV, internet, magazines, blogs and so on) as normal and acceptable mainstays of life and something that we have no control or say over because it’s just the out-of-control internet. I heard someone even mention the other day that the article on Serge Benhayon wasn’t so bad because it was only on the internet and had not yet gone to print!

Do words have less meaning if they are on the Internet? Does their meaning change, carry less weight, not affect people as much, attack their fears and vulnerabilities less if it is written online?

The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.

And how incredibly ironic, that the attacks squared at Serge Benhayon, an extraordinary man if you have the privilege to research him or get to know him, are against a one (and not ‘the one’) who has dedicated the latter part of his life to living that integrity in word and beyond. Without exception, all Universal Medicine modalities offered and taught including Esoteric Chakra-puncture, Esoteric Breast Massage, Esoteric body work and true movement are born of this same absolute integrity and commitment to truth.

Is not our health in question when we question the one man who seeks to highlight the fact that our health is in question? How extraordinary.

220 thoughts on “Journalism a Forgotten Art

  1. There is so much corruption at present as the media and politician are looking to increase the power that they have over us, and this is only if we let them and knowing the end game puts them into a position where the lies are increasing daily.

  2. “And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.” This is absolutely the truth, once we corrupt ourselves and leave the wholeness within then we are expressing from a source that is itself corrupted.

  3. Lack of integrity is allowed for us if we don’t claim the truth in our life first, and this has consequences all around, journalism included.

  4. The media get their power to sensationalise from us, who buy it! If we did not buy it or buy into it, their power to lie and cause chaos and drama would be much diminished.

    1. Absoulutely Michelle, and we are only now finding the insidiousness of what they are trying to achieve and when you add the politicians into this mix the chaos and victimisation increases daily.

  5. Why is our our health and well-being generally so poor, could it be how we are living that contributes to our health? A bit like the historical catastrophe’s and disasters, did we ever stop and explore why this ‘cataclysm or disaster’ happened, and why the location?

  6. More and more people are becoming disillusioned with the media and how they portray people and events and are beginning to question what they have tolerated for a long time. The world will change when we take responsibility for what we have allowed.

    1. ‘It’s true that more and more people are becoming disillusioned with the media and how they portray people and events and are beginning to question what they have tolerated for a long time. But equally, there are those who still lap up the sensationalism and thrive on the reported drama.

  7. Today’s trashy journalism in western society at least, is a far cry from the days when people would risk their lives to print the truth. Unfortunately we in society have stopped demanding the truth and instead want distractions and cheap thrills. So this is what we get…

  8. “We have lost integrity in word” – I agree. We have bastardised the meaning of words, we manipulate stories to suits our agenda, we give no consideration to the quality in which our words get expressed. By the time words get uttered and received, there’s hardly any truth left in. Is it still journalism when there is no truth? We should probably stop using the word ‘journalism’ or ‘journalist’ when what they do does not match what the words represent, rather than changing the meaning of the words, and they should just call themselves, I don’t know, a gossipist?

  9. Since time began we have all had the choice as to whether we live and breathe what is true or whether we live and breathe all that is not. The pen is and has always been in our hand. That more is penned now that is not of this truth speaks very clearly of our drifting away from truth as a collective, otherwise such writings would not hold so much sway. Put simply – we would not be supplied with such lies if we did not demand them. Such is the mess we must all one day learn to arise from.

  10. I feel the what the journalist writes is just the surface of what is occurring at a deeper level. Serge Benhayon is waking humanity up from a deep sleep by presenting to the world that we are in deep disregard of ourselves and others. That illness and disease is way out of control and we have come up with all sorts of excuses as to why this is with out addressing the core issues. There are those amongst us that want to keep the status quo and certainly do not want humanity to be woken up to the fact that we are living well short of a joyful and vital life. That we are not from this plane of life and that we need to get our skates on and get out of here. Put this way it sounds like something from a science fiction book.

    But what if it was all true and what if the current establishment didn’t want us to know this? What better way to ridicule someone and discredit them; through a media campaign that whips up hysteria and fear and then feast off the profit selling lies will produce. From all that Serge Benhayon has presented over the last 20 years we do have a choice now which is not to fall back asleep again by buying into the lies that get circulated by the media. but to raise ourselves from the ‘cesspit’ we call life.

  11. I have to agree with you Dean, how can we not question the way we are living when our lives are full of so much poor health? It is illogical, unless we don’t want to look at the responsibility we have to be the change we want and actually need to see in the world.

  12. Why do we allow journalists to get away with what they do, and many of us enjoin them by buying the magazines, newspapers or reading it on the internet, and then worst still is when we decide to spread the gossip and add to it too, it will never stop until we all decide we want to return to the truth.

  13. Ponderings such as those shared here are such that should bring humanity to a stop and the bevy of lies that we live to be explored, exposed and addressed. That is if there is the integrity in one to truly do no harm.

  14. When we feel hurt by what we see, we also lose trust in the world and those around us. Once we lose trust, we then pull back and in that pulling back we then shut down our capacity to feel and discern what actually supports us and what does not, and so the vicious circle of poor choices we get stuck in. IT seems that the media have honed in on this aspect, and rather than support people to come back, they are feeding them the same information to keep them where they are at, hence the easier people are to control.

  15. “The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.” So true.
    If for just one day we put aside the numbing distractions and the foods and beverages that artificially pep us up, the impact of our way of life would have us on our knees.
    And whilst we continue expressing with such lack of care and responsibility, we will keep ingraining the decreasing quality of life we are unwilling to admit to, but are none-the-less experiencing.

    1. That is what I find more wrong than anything else. The reporting is suggesting that there is something wrong with taking care of yourself and taking responsibility and what that does is plant a seed that says don’t question the ‘norm’, don’t step out of line or we will ‘go’ for you too. It is a form of control and the polar opposite of freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

    2. It is our deepest hurt to continue to live a lie when we know we are born of truth and all its glory.

  16. Yes, newspapers and print media offer a platform where we as a humanity can share through reporting the truth in order for us for to unite, learn, grow and inspired by. And yes, this is far from what we are receiving today through the print media. Yet through our unwillingness to be honest, to resist living our truth we have instead willingly accepted lies and dishonesty as ‘normal’, as such we have allowed and created the demand for such irresponsible and sensationalist reporting that mostly does not reflect the truth in any way. And what’s more is that we know this to now be true with sayings now that reflect this. This is our responsibility to embrace here, beginning with how we are choosing to live, the truth we are willing to stand for and the lies we are willing to say ‘no’ to. We are the ones who have created this demand, and so we surly can be the ones to also arrest the supply.

  17. Yes, a clear look at the absurdity we have made life to be. When we are offered truth we fight it and or completely deny it.

    1. That is until living in resistance to the truth creates such pain in our bodies and lives that we no longer continue to feed the resistance, but instead steadily begin to accept and embrace the truth and resist less the changes that are needed to be able to live again with the integrity that lies deep within each of us.

  18. I feel this is something we definitely need to discuss way more ‘The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.’ As we need to really see and feel this, just how much we have lost our integrity, to be able to turn this back to where it needs to be.

  19. Words and the power they sway over us is incredible, so as you have rightly shared Dean, we need to look at ever form of expression and make them all accountable, which will bring a True value. So that then when we express there will be an equal sharing. Then the lies and miss use of words through a personal agenda will be shown for what they truly are.

  20. ” Do words have less meaning if they are on the Internet? ” No , words have the same meaning if on the internet, physical print or are verbally expressed . But the words can be ” lies ” or “truths” . In relation to those words , printed , verbally expressed , or on the internet , saying anything other than that Serge Benhayon is an honourable man , are nothing but lies.

  21. Whether words are written in a book, newspaper or on the internet they are a record making them accessible time and time again and long after they were first shared.

  22. True, fact-checked reporting is definitely not the norm in so much of our media. Yet, as Serge Benhayon has presented, supply cannot exist without demand, so until we as a reading public stop purchasing / clicking on / watching junk media, it will continue to thrive.

  23. There is much corruption and abuse in the media report and there are people who just accept the stories as true because they are in the media, and there are people who see that the media is full of rubbish – but either way, what seems to be common is we somehow accept it as what it is, that we are less interested in truth being expressed.

    1. We need to start wanting to see the truth behind everything that is being told to us before accepting it as such

  24. It is in question and should be in question, why some are so desperate to hold on to ill loveless ways that not only impact us all individually but also as a whole. Those that are living in a way that supports vitality, health, loving relationships, integrity etc. should be interviewed in absolute respect of what they have chosen and how they reflect our natural way.

  25. I agree Dean, the printed word used to be written from truth and journalists had an unspoken code of integrity which appears to be lost in the world today. Role models of decency appear to have changed and standards of behaviour from politicians, leaders or bankers have plummeted. The word on the internet can come from anywhere in the name of right to free speech, but the pen is mightier than the sword. Our integrity and decency needs to come from within ourselves before we put pen to paper.

  26. The printed word used to mean something but nowadays anyone can write anything they want and abuse whomever they want and get away with it under the banner of it being ” free speech”. There is nothing “free “about abusing someone because it sets up a potential lifetime of hurts.

  27. Choosing responsibility for our selves would decrease our demand to have someone else to blame and or take responsibility for our actions, giving the media far less cause to create sensational stories that support our own lack of integrity and avoidance of truth.

  28. The media seems to have no problem with reporting health scares and statistics but where is the integrity when a person who offers another way, an of understanding the health epidemics that are current is attacked? A self serving agenda is clearly exposed.

  29. It is a noble thing to remind journalism of its duty regarding truth. This needed reminder, however, should not stop there. It is something that touches us all. If we make it about truth, there could be no journalism that make it about anything else.

  30. It is ironic Dean you are right – and no doubt very exposing for those who have twisted the meaning of words to suit their own agendas. The media will change when there is no demand for their product any more and when we each realise that integrity and responsibility in our hearts.

    1. We need to look at the parts of us that do not want to know the truth or do not want to admit it. Then we will see if we are adding to the false representation of words or supporting the truth of words to be written.

  31. Isn’t it interesting that I have become so used to media being a distortion of truth and sensationalist that I can’t believe that once (and not so long ago) the media had intergrity and stood for truth. We have allowed so much misrepresentation to suit the needs of others that now blurred media is our norm.

  32. Loss of integrity in word and lack of honesty in expression relates not just to the media but to each one of us, in our every interaction including with ourselves. Commitment to truth starts with us, and the willingness to see all that is not of truth.

  33. It wasn’t that long ago where the newspaper had actual meaning, it was there for a purpose. It wasn’t to sell copies or identify someone but it was there to service the community, a way to connect us all. I remember delivering papers when I was younger and there was a really really noble feeling when it came to delivering it as well. Now more and more it is just something to recycle and not read. If you read it you best be prepared to do it carefully as the truth is no longer in the story. This is a very real problem or disservice to the community and I look forward to a point when it returns. I would say the online media is more dangerous than the print media in that the internet is a place everyone can have access to anyway, anytime and nothing is truly ever deleted. Hard to believe we have a place like this in our ‘modern’ day that has no policing, no restrictions.

  34. This is such a great question – “is not our health in question when we question the one man who seeks to highlight the fact that our health is in question?” Serge Benhayon is definitely bringing to people’s attention the state of the world and within that the state of our health. He does not back away from the reality of the crisis that we are in with illness and disease on the rise. He is someone who cares deeply about people and part of caring about people is to speak the truth, irrespective of the reaction it gets from those who do not want to know what is really going on.

  35. “Without exception, all Universal Medicine modalities offered and taught including Esoteric Chakra-puncture, Esoteric Breast Massage, Esoteric body work and true movement are born of this same absolute integrity and commitment to truth.” Absolutely true I have been having these modalities for myself for the past 5 yrs, they have been so supportive in the healing and expansion of my life. The level of integrity cannot even been questioned. I have never seen the high level of integrity in any other practitioners as I have seen with these.

  36. The media today is reflective of how we as a society operate. As shocking as it is there are no real surprises if you look at it in this way. Most of us live a lie. We spread falsehoods everyday in the pretense that we have it all together. We say one thing and do another. Our actions rarely match our words. It is time we took a look at ourselves, at our integrity, at our judgements of ourselves and others and at the words we use to express our self.

  37. ‘The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.’

    Each day I walk past the news stand and see the headlines and they all are evidence of what is said here. If the media is a reflection of our society and it is because no-one is forcing people to buy what feels like poison that is written, then our society is in a sorry state. And this isn’t even mentioning the soft porn shots of women in tiny shorts and bras on the front page of some papers. It really is toxic stuff that we are consuming.

  38. In many ways journalism is not so much a forgotten art, as it is a dark art. That being said, within the rotten core of journalism there is a seed to truth that is sometimes connected to and expressed, albeit rarely, for journalism is all too often the glue that binds society together and ensures that it does not stray too far from the comfort of its common ideals. Take for example alcohol. Very rarely will journalism really ever tackle the societal problems alcohol creates. Sure they touch on it, but at best they will inevitably come to the conclusion that we should drink in moderation as the solution to our woes, rather than challenging society to question the integral role alcohol seems to play in our lives, and ask why such a drug is so commonly accepted whilst others are declared unsociable. Such hypocrisy is rarely touched upon, and thus why I say journalism all too often seeks to entrench society in its patterns, rather than truly challenge it to evolve.

  39. Could not the lack of integrity in journalism that you speak of Dean be a reflection of the lack of integrity that is also shadowing many other professions, workplaces and even our homes? Further, could this reflection on the whole be more of an issue that people have forgotten the art and purpose of true care, true work ethics and quality of service?

  40. What a great title, ‘journalism a forgotten art’, yes it truly is. There doesn’t seem to be any real research, checking of sources any more. Just cut and paste journalism, you see it somewhere in the world, then you cut and paste it so it appears here in Australia, too bad if it isn’t true, it doesn’t matter, they just post it or talk about it. Its just ludicrous.

  41. I’ve been pondering the role of the media. It seems to have settled into a role of feeding us gossip and fueling opinions which only serve to divide society further. But there is another role on offer, one that acts as an information source where we can be presented with more factual information void of emotion and a role that would support the community. It’s a big jump from one role to the other but it is not impossible. The choice is there to be made and as a society we have a choice in what we tolerate and accept.

  42. I am not sure that journalism has ever been free of the propensity for gossip. Yes, there are great journalists, and those devoted to truth, but equally there are those who are willing to sell out in order to feed the need for gossip that drives society.

    1. Yes, I agree Adam gossip is prolific in our everyday lives and whilst the media has a responsibility to report the truth, we too have a responsibility to look at the way we are communicating with one another because if we do not change the way we communicate the media will continue to feed our needs.

  43. This explains much, ‘ we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.’

  44. I am not so sure that journalism was every virtuous and steeped in integrity. I am sure that there have always been and still are some individual journalists who fit this description but these days the chances are that is soon beaten out of the majority of them as the industry is so under the control and power of the media moguls.

    1. At the end of the day it is each and every one of us who has a responsibility for the quality or disgraceful lack of quality that we see and hear. If we do not speak up against lies then we are in fact condoning them. There would be no gutter press if there was no one subscribing to it.

  45. Well said and very true Dean ‘The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.’ We all hold a responsibility with this and writing blogs such as this and expressing truth in everyday life is an important step that awakens others to also claim their truth.

  46. “The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word.” The true meaning of the word ‘truth’ is missing from so much of journalism today so that we doubt everything we read unless we feel the energy of the writer and the words.

  47. Yes, our health is very much in question when we question the one man who is highlighting our health is in question and does so without an ounce of self-gain but only care for each and every one of us.

  48. Social Media has changed the face of journalism: now everybody can report on anything regardless of what is true or not. Sensationalism is rife, stirring emotions create likes, shares and comments that are in such number you think they must be true, and certainly something to strive for to achieve recognition. It is now up to us to discern what is truth or not.

  49. Yes Dean, journalistic integrity used to be held in high esteem because journalists felt like they have a duty to inform the public. They would diligently apply their craft to research and write an article that presents the facts without bias leaving the reader to come to an informed conclusion. This does seem to have faded away by journalists disregarding their duty and venting their own personal grievances and hurts in one-sided articles. Informing the public has become second to selling sensation. So now we get repeating gossip that is not fact checked, liars are references, lies are repeated context is disregarded or distorted emotional reactions are provocated. In these cases the public trust has been betrayed and it is no wonder people are so cynical of the media they once held in high esteem.

  50. Absolutely true true ‘Is not our health in question when we question the one man who seeks to highlight the fact that our health is in question? How extraordinary.’

  51. Integrity has definitely been lost. Media has a lot to answer to when reporting such things, where truth is not followed.

  52. “Is not our health in question when we question the one man who seeks to highlight the fact that our health is in question?” A very good question Dean. The very fact Serge Benhayon is being attacked and lied about for exposing the dis-ease in society and offering very simple, practical, common-sense tools for us to use in daily life to support our health and wellbeing, exposes the lengths some will go to protect themselves from being exposed as choosing and accepting a life of dis-ease.

  53. Through the reinterpreted word great evil is allowed to permeate into the tiny minds of men when we disconnect to our true selves and the wealth of intelligence we have access to when living in union with this.

  54. It is not surprising that journalism has lost its integrity in a world where words do not really mean what they mean, where we learn to use words to deceive and where deceiving has become part of the normal.

  55. Journalism in itself is an institution, and like all institutions that hold power, is subject to corruption. In the case of journalism, the corruption has been a cultural one, born from the fact that traditionally journalism has been funded by those with the money to do so. And so much as we cry out of for the importance of freedom of the press, the truth is freedom of the press has traditionally only been granted to those who have the money to own one. For the rest of us, our voices have been squashed by the lack of a meaningful soap box up on which to stand and allow ourselves to be heard. Of course, thanks to the internet, all of that has changed.But are we doing any better as a society as a result? What have we the people done with such power? Have we created a platform of true philosophy, or one of meaningful engagement? No, rather we have turned the internet into all of the things we have despised from our journalists. Today, the internet is full of ignorance, bigotry, misinformation, bias, propaganda, and gossip. And above all things, we use it primarily for our own entertainment. As the roman emperor once cried, “are you not entertained?” So looking back, perhaps journalism over years has simply been pandering to that to which we have desired most.

  56. Extraordinary indeed, how we fight that in life we know brings us truth, how we deny ourselves access to the wisdom within.

  57. I love how you pinpoint exactly what is missing Dean, and not by blaming and judging but by inviting us all to connect to our inner truth and not let that what we have made the world to be tempt us to stay on the false tracks.

  58. An extra-ordinary piece of writing Dean. To the point, nothing held back, open for your own consideration, and presented with integrity. We all could learn from how you have written this. As I read from someone above – more please Dean!

    1. Very much so – “more please Dean!” Your way of expressing and seeing of the world is very much needed.

  59. Some basic true values, not necessarily in glorifying ‘good old times’, but in having a degree of decency and respect deriving from a natural dignity with oneself and thus for others would not just help to restore journalism but social behaviour in general.

  60. Beautiful article Dean, the integrity is definitely lost in so many pieces of the media. It is interesting to see that we hold this as our norm now, like what is going on in the world is so bad we don’t want to be informed about the truth anymore…

  61. Hear hear, Dean. So true we have come to accept that what media presents is rubbish, and the information on Internet can be unreliable at times – surely we deserve better than that. Serge Benhayon is the one person who started asking the questions that we humanity as a whole as well as individually should have asked ourselves long ago but never did.

  62. The media love stories, love creating stories and love to blow events out of proportion that insight emotion and hook the reader/viewer/listener. This is what you learn as making an effective stance in the media. While this may be true to a point, there is certainly no truth behind having to twist words just so that your piece can appeal and be more enticing. That is just pure lies.

  63. An incredible piece of writing and call to account….. for we have allowed journalism to fall so far due to our complacency in not speaking up when their lack of integrity started to show…. And now it seems that is the norm and because of it, much harm is caused and the truth easily tainted or ignored.

  64. Media has so much to answer for when it comes to the current world problems. Everyday we have headlines that insight blame, hatred and promote arrogance. Though we can not blame the media entirely as we as a society have allowed it.

  65. The media, which once had the intention to be the voice of and for the people has become an utterly corrupted system that knows its power and plays this out in a very irresponsible manner with only its own interests of fame and keeping sales up in mind and hardly any consideration for humanity.

  66. At a time where newspapers are losing readership to the internet it is so obvious that these organisations should be placing their integrity first and not scrambling to sell newspapers. It is also time that multi billion dollar organisations that profit from social media are held as responsible for what is allowed to be published.

  67. It is so true that we have lost our integrity around words – as if they are ‘two a penny’ throwaway things that have no power at all. Yet, we all use words everyday – very many of them. They are the fundamental tool of our ‘trade’ in our communication based world and they are part of the foundation of our relationships with each other. How can we treat words with such scant regard when they have such a crucial function in our lives? Do we in truth have scant regard for ourselves and each other first I wonder? Looking at some of the things that go on, it would seem so. I feel there is great wisdom in taking a good long look at ourselves before we start to point fingers, and throw words at others – because we might well find that the real issue lays within us and if we address our disconnection to the love we are within first, we might well have a very different perception of others and have some very different things to express in the world.

  68. “Journalism A Forgotten Art” – a truly grand and noble service to the public. This possibly was once true but now we have forces at work that do not present the facts but lace the truth with an agenda to change or taint ones opinion. Journalism in the past had codes of practice but now in many cases it seems to be open slather to print lies and fabricate stories to suit the bias. Responsibility and integrity are no longer key for many of today’s journalist, but selling out to sensationalist stories to sell papers is. Maybe they will realise it is not just the internet that has caused the decline of newspaper sales but also the lack of integrity in connecting with the real facts, issues and the people?

  69. ‘Do words have less meaning if they are on the Internet?’ Great question. My view is they have exactly the same meaning, just that they’re posted with way less responsibility and regard for their impact and truth than if they were delivered personally in the spoken word. The irony is, we’re responsible for all our modes of communication equally and it’s a false economy to be under the illusion that the internet can distance us from the responsibility we hold for the quality of the footprint we leave behind of ourselves. Integrity is everything and without it, we are nothing.

  70. Great title Dean, I absolutely agree. Journalism is certainly a forgotten art. Sadly, what I am seeing today is that journalism is mainly of distorted stories and lies sold to the general public. But this is also saying a lot about where we are at and what we are accepting as a society if we are buying into these stories and anything that does not stand for truth. This says to me so clearly that we have lost our way, and if we are not willing to distinguish between lies and truth, or if we are not willing to see and accept truth when it is presented to us, but choose to attack it, we are then in fact contributing to the lies circling our life and our world. So, what is truly going on? I feel we are simply very disconnect to who we are and this distorts our perception and understanding of truth and what life is truly about, Love and truth.

  71. Normalisation of irresponsibility never made anything ‘ok’, did it… And yet we have normalised such extreme levels of irresponsibility, bias and sensationalism in our media – often not truly willing to see the extent of this until it impacts upon us personally or very close to home. It’s a cess-pit out there. We have allowed such abuses to go on for far, far too long – by our own hand, neglecting to tend to and stand for what is true.
    A massive wake-up call, and one that cannot be neglected or denied. We are all called to express integrity in word and call out that which does not hold it – for everyone’s sakes.

  72. Your writing here from 2012 Dean, is as pertinent and powerful today in 2016, as it was then. Thank-you.
    “scurrilous fabricators of the pen” indeed – exposing the loss of integrity in word and expression as you’ve described so deftly here.
    I stand with you in calling for more – in calling for us to be actively living and expressing ‘more’ of the truth and integrity that we do know, regardless of whatever precedents have been set, and however low the levels stooped to have become normalised.

  73. “The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.” This is so true. The true meaning of words has been lost, as words have been changed over time to reflect the reduced integrity in the way we live. The presentations of the Ageless Wisdom by Serge Benhayon present truth to humanity as more and more of us are reclaiming our connection with ourselves and lovingly expressing all that we are, the truth in word will return.

  74. The media is a result of what we live as a society- we live in a world that doesn’t call for truth- we have accepted a way of being that is about being comfortable- it is not just media that has lost its way- when someone brings truth into any system they are attacked and brought down so that no-one is challenged and the status quo questioned.

  75. Dean it is a sad state indeed when our media is printing things that are opinionated, false, and completely against what journalism once was. You are right in saying ‘The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.’ – How did we get to a point where we can alter our words to suit the convenience of the lives and lies we live? It is about connecting and yes, this is exactly what Universal Medicine has offered the world.

  76. Dean you nailed it: “And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.” This loosing the connection to who we are is like a contagious infection and I am wondering when the society will get aware of it.

  77. There are very, very few reflections of true journalism today, journalism has instead become a playground of bias reporting generated to create sales and career ladders . The theme, points flavour and aim of the article already written before interviews haven even taken place.

    1. The state of the media today is a reflection of the state of us as a global society. Until we are each willing to express truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth we will turn a blind and complacent eye to the deliberate lies, fabrications and distortions of truth, thereby allowing such evil to take root.

    2. Science is going on the same way with studies produced to push profit based agenda’s, and other corruption now common.

  78. Dean you have captured something key when you say… “The real story here is that we have lost integrity in word. And we have lost integrity in word because we have lost connection to who we are.”
    You could not be more spot on… the meaning of words has been changed to reflect and suit our lesser version of life, the one we continue to live that belies our divine nature and the true purpose of being here. For as long as we continue to subscribe to what else it is we think life is about, then we will continue to need our language to reflect this and not expose the lie we (miserably) live every single day.

  79. Having been at the receiving end of some pretty horrible comments online, I can say it feels worse online because it is so difficult for it to be withdrawn or taken down. Paper goes in the bin at some point but when it is online it goes around and around indefinitely. There needs to be so much more accountability and responsibility, for as a writer your opinions can come back to haunt you long after you have moved on, as we have seen lately with some of Australia’s political figures.

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