Speak your truth

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” -Albert Einstein
How many of us are willing to share our truth with others?  To let them see who we really are.  Do you honour your personal truth?
Most people are disconnected from their inner reality.  They don’t know what they are experiencing within themselves as they have never been taught to connect to that truth.  It takes a conscious effort to be comfortable with our feelings.
If you feel angry, sad, anxious or joyful we need to acknowledge these emotional states.  Each time we tell the truth about our feelings, we have the opportunity to look at a deeper truth about the nature of reality.
“It’s time to care; it’s time to take responsibility; it’s time to lead; it’s time for a change; it’s time to be true to our greatest self; it’s time to stop blaming others.”– Steve Maraboli
Following your own heart and your own intuition is always right.  Following the opinions of others will always leave you feeling more confused about what you should do.  When we don’t trust ourselves or honour our personal truth and say how we feel, we cannot grow internally.
When we allow others to speak for us or put us down, we disconnect from our truth and self-worth.  Affirming our worth and speaking the truth to others about the choices we have made in our life, allows others to know we are worthy of consideration.
Speaking up no matter how difficult it may seem, helps us grow in confidence and conserves our vitality and integrity.
You can respect what your friends’ are pursuing even if you have no interest in those pursuits for you. You can respect what others highly recommend for you to do, knowing full well that you cannot love those pursuits either. Showing respect to all things while choosing only the things which you love, that is the way to follow your heart and to be true to both yourself and others.
Sadly this week I was told of two suicides, one was a 19 yr old boy and the other was a Father of two.  In light of the pain and shock that is left after a suicide, I cannot help but wonder if both these men had felt they could speak the truth of their deep suffering to someone who could have helped, rather than keep it hidden from family and friends, then they still might be here today.
“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.”  –  Rick Riordan
Of course we have no control of what others do but if we allow each other freedom to speak the truth and to allow others to share their opinions and feelings, then maybe we can all be comfortable with who we are and allow our dreams to manifest.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. –   Elizabeth Foley
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