Sunday, August 7, 2011
The Truth about Truth
Some Things about Speaking Your Truth
What is truth anyway? If you look it up it says this:
1. sincerity in action, character, and utterance (2) the body of real things, events, facts (3) a transendent fundamental or spirituality reality.
So then speaking your truth is speaking your reality, speaking your character. There's the thing...
It doesn’t work when you speak from a place of anger or fear.
It doesn’t work when you fight or demand or criticize.
People shut down when they hear your anger, or feel attacked.
But people hear Truth.
Truth is not angry. It’s not fear-based. It’s not judgmental.
It’s just Truth.
And real Truth comes from a place of love. It comes with compassion and acceptance and gentleness. It doesn’t back down or hide.
And it speaks volumes louder than anger.
We also have to be willing to accept and respect that my truth and yours may not be the same, and not everyone is in a place where they can hear our truth, or even want to. We also have to remember that our truth isn't always THE truth.
If we want to speak our truth…if we want to promote authenticity, respect and love, compassion and kindness…We have to speak our truth from a place that allows all of those things for ourselves and those who are listening.