Truth seems difficult to come by these days. The lines between truth and fiction have become so blurred we have trouble figuring out who or what to believe anymore. And because of this we have much derision and division.
With so much of this confusion, it behooves us to turn and face the mirror. For that which we avoid or deny within ourselves is usually projected outside of ourselves and onto others. When we start pointing fingers at others, calling them liars, we need to turn those fingers back on ourselves.
It begs the question: where in our lives are we neglecting our own truth. It’s time to face our own truth, our own facts, our own honesty, our own integrity. We may say “I always tell the truth!” Yes, and how about with yourself? Do we always tell the truth to ourselves?
As we explore the idea of truth, we can adopt this powerful mantra/question for ourselves: Is that true?
- When we hear ourselves putting ourselves down, is what we just said true?
- Is that belief about ourselves true?
- Justifying our behavior, is that truth in action?
- Are we truthful with our feelings?
- Are we truthful with our thoughts?
- Are we truthful with our actions?
When we embrace and share our truth, our outside world will begin to reveal its truth everywhere. An empowering resource for helping us look at and embrace our own truth: Byron Katie’s “The Work”.
“Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
The Mandala Lady