Honoring your truth is being true to you because you know you’re worth it. It’s when I’ve played games to keep the peace that I’ve dishonored my self and settled for shams in my relationships.
As my friend Roseann always says, “Your feelings aren’t right or wrong, they’re just the way you feel.”
For too many years, I thought my feelings WERE wrong. “I shouldn’t feel that way…”
But that didn’t change that I DID feel that way.
Sure, maybe it was an ugly feeling, but denying it or sugar-coating it didn’t make it stink any less.
HONESTY is like Febreze for your soul. Only it’s better. It doesn’t just masque the stench, it opens the windows and doors and lets the fresh breeze in and clears the air.
The challenge is that when you open up those doors, it’s an invitation into the deeper chambers of your heart.
Like Jack Nicholson’s character screaming to Tom Cruises’ in A Few Good Men “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” – there is always the potential that the person on the receiving end…well…can’t handle the truth.
Or choose to love you, warts and all.
But even if they don’t like it, do they care enough to hear you out? This was a key part of my meditations and musings on honesty to close out the week:
Oh boy. Can you believe after all of this time we have NEVER gotten this word before?
Methinks I’ve never needed it more.
How about you?
Special doses of LOVE to you, today and all week long –