Your Truth Is Your Truth...
It's Time To
I don't know where this
article is actually coming from since I, personally, don't actually own my own truths in a lot of my life. But here goes...
We so often will bend our truths, our beliefs, to fit into different
situations. This is not to say we shouldn't be flexible, it's to say that we shouldn't just let go of ourselves because it
is not convenient. Sometimes I think ~ It's just easier to do it their way than explain to them my perspective on the matter,
or It's their house...it's their rules. or Maybe they know better than me, or ????
And sometimes we don't like our own truths either. I can be stubborn and strong willed - I don't really
like this part of me but it is my truth ~ and I know I have several parts of me that are not "pretty" yet I know
they are part of who I am.
So... How do we find the
balance to live in the "real world" and still own our truth?
How do we learn to love the parts of ourselves that are not so "pretty"?
How, when we do right for ourselves, do we not hurt others?
I don't like the idea that I might hurt others. I conjure up in my mind something like
~ If I say what I really feel, it will hurt their feelings or they might misunderstand what I say and be mad at me ~ but who
am I to think I know, or have any control over, how they will react to my truth. Is this not limiting them as well as myself?
If I hold to my little corner of the world and just take care of
myself I think I do a pretty good job of owning my truth. However, when I am interacting with more than a few others, I can
easily start losing myself.
I often wonder ~ Is life
really supposed to be this difficult? Then I look at the events that have shaped who I am and I realize that every single
person on this planet have a different set of events that have made them who they are as well. I tell you what, that is a
whole lot of different experiences that filter through our lives. Something that molded my great grandparent, most likely
unconsciously, filtered down to affect my grandmother/father, then filtered down to affect my mother/father, which then filtered
down to affect me. And most likely, unconsciously, I've filtered it down to affect my daughters and grandchildren. What a
HUGE tangled emotional web of events have created or affected each and every one of us. No wonder we sometimes feel so screwed
up.... we are.
It's one thing to deal with everything
that happens to us personally in just this lifetime and can you imagine when we take on all the stuff that has come before
us...OMG! that is a lot.
When I am aligned, I am strong
in my truth. And other times I am challenged at every turn. Does everybody go back and forth? Does everybody question themselves
and is that how we learn to evolve?
When you look at
all the people in your life through this tangled web of events you start to realize that you really have no idea why your
relatives, neighbors, friends, co-workers/boss, spouse or anyone else are the way they are. Here's a silver lining to this
article... Seeing the world this way gives us the option to not judge anyone ever again.
This article feels like I am just thinking out loud. I'm not sure it followed a string
of thought that makes much sense. However, this is what you are getting this month - a bit of my tangled web of stuff. If
it hasn't struck a chord with you just let it go and move on. But if it has stirred something in you than let this article
be a little push for you to explore your truths and learn to start owning them!
May 2018 be a wonderful year for us all!
I wish you a truly Great Day!
Student of Life
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