"Mankind lacks the capacity to recognize the difference between truth and falsehood."
Truth, being honest, especially with ourselves, is hard! Delusion is a strong drug. It preys on our greatest weakness injecting its fear into our veins.
Being honest takes great courage. As we travel through this life we each come to places where we struggle and have to let go or struggle and have to work through. And it is up to us to be honest with ourselves about the direction we need to take.
Two years ago, after ten years of writing fiction, I lay in the grass in Central Park. I looked up at the sky and said, "I just want to help people heal."
It was on that day that I had to let go of the years and years I'd spent in front of the computer toiling over characters, plot lines, and words. It was simply that I didn't want to do it anymore. And because of that I had to make a choice---continue doing something, out of obligation, that I no longer felt in my heart or let go and embrace the truth of what my heart sang.
Strangely, once I was able to be honest with myself I was able to fairly easily let go. It felt natural, as though there really was no other option. When life flows we know we have stepped onto the right path. And when an obstacle presents itself it is up to us to be honest with ourselves about the best approach to take in removing, dissolving, or charging through it, making room for life to flow smoothly once again.
The key here is honesty, with yourself and with others, admitting the hard truths that catalyze change. It is in those times when life expands and blossoms.
As The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer says, "I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul."
So often we betray our own souls. We do what we "think" we need to do rather than what our soul screams. It's time we listen to the scream of our souls. It's time we allow honesty to reign, most importantly, that we are honest with ourselves.
I challenge you to write out one thing you have been denying, put it on paper, read it back to yourself, and notice how the truth just sounds different. Allow the truth of your soul to be heard.
Peace and Love...xoxoxo