Growing and living life to our fullest potential requires being honest with ourselves and making sure our decisions, actions and intentions reflect who we truly are and what we truly feel and believe. Being truthful with our self seems like such a simple concept and should come naturally, but for most of us it does not. We often can’t recognize our own truths or face them because we have buried them underneath layers of excuses and justifications. We will come up with a million reasons why we can’t do something or haven’t done it yet and we will make excuses all day long for why our life is the way that it is. It is often easier to bury our truths then face them because of the implications the truth may have on our life and the difficult decisions or changes we may have to take when we do face and recognize them.
While many of us try to avoid the truth, at the end of the day, the truth is all we have, and is the only way to be who we truly are and who we are truly meant to be. I am fortunate that my journey has allowed me the space and wisdom to uncover my many truths, allowing me to live an authentic life.
Here are the truths that I cherish the most and try to live by each and every day.
- Recognize when you are wrong and take responsibility for your actions instead of blaming someone else, or the situation.
- Have the courage to be honest with all those around you instead of making up “white lies” to avoid a difficult discussion or disappointing someone.
- Know when you need help, acknowledge it and ask for it, don’t pretend to be and do it all.
- See people for who they are and accept them for who they are, even if it is not who we want them to be.
- Don’t make excuses for the ones we love including our children and spouses when their actions don’t reflect who we want them to be or who we thought they were.
- Realize and acknowledge that what you thought was love from someone was never love at all.
- Recognize and listen to what someone is telling you even if it isn’t what you want to hear.
- Know yourself and make sure your intentions and actions reflect who you are instead of trying to be who you think you should be, or acting like someone else.
- Acknowledge that sometimes your actions or in actions are a result of fear and the unknown.
- Stand up for what you believe and what is in your soul, even if it is not what someone else believes or what they want you to do.
- Be strong enough to always be who you are not matter who you are with and have the courage to let go of those who don’t allow you to be “you”.
The truth can be heartbreaking and hurt initially. However, if you allow it and embrace it, facing your truths will lead to freedom, healing and growing to a higher level.
– Live & Be Higher –