Are you ready to live a life of truth and self-acceptance? Live your truth right here, right now. What does this mean exactly? It means to live your most truthful self. Inside you is a person waiting to jump out and live in truth and openness. Most of us spend our days living up to expectations and definitions. In this way you, me, all of us are living to be someone different than who we truly are. This is a lie. It is time to live your truth and own it.
Here is a scenario you may be familiar with: You have been invited out by friends to join them for the evening. Even though it has been a long day, you agree. In your mind you are already deciding what to wear. You go through your closet to find an outfit. Take a moment and get out of your person, when looking through your clothes. Who picked them out? Were those clothes chosen to fit a mold, a definition of who you are supposed to be? Do you really like that red dress, or did you see something similar in a magazine and knew it was stylish? Are those black flats really something you want to wear, or do they suit your age? Now, stay outside your body for a moment longer and look within your self, deep down, and ask that self who you are meant to be. Without definition, without outside influence, what would you most want to wear to go out? Pretend that there is no judgment and you will not be judged for your choice of style. What would you wear? What would you do with your hair? Would you wear neutral lipstick or bright red? What is your truth?
You get to the restaurant you are meeting your friends at and immediately conversation goes to the typical, work, family, gossip. You easily fall into the expected conversation. You talk, join in, even gossip about your neighbor. Now, step out again from your self and observe. Is this really what you want to talk about? Is this really the meaning of the night? What is inside that really wants to be talked about and expressed? What is your truth?
The truth of the soul is powerful. The weight of the ego is sometimes more powerful. Trust your power to move the ego aside and live your truth. If you are needing a bit of guidance on how to do this, here you go:
4 Steps in Living Your Truth
1.) Accept who you are at this moment. The key to change is accepting who you are and by accepting what struggles you deal with. Without acceptance you will constantly feel unworthy of progress. It is normal to struggle, to be disappointed in choices you make. But it is okay. Accept who you are, and I mean fully accept it, without judgment or blame, and feel the flood gates of progress open up before you. You are perfect, right here, right now. Remember it and believe it.
2.) Acknowledge who you are. Who are you? What do you stand for? It's wonderful isn't it, being you? The true you, the one hiding behind past definitions is ready to emerge. Let yourself break free from the cocoon and fly.
3.) Define your truth. This may take a bit of work... figuring out your truth. In reality you already know it, but for whatever reason, fear of judgment, previous definitions, or denial, you have buried your truth deep within the abyss. If you stop and listen and feel your inner-self, you will become aware of the truths that lay within you. Take the time to think on it, feel it, meditate or journal your thoughts and feelings. You may not even have to do this because you are already aware of your truth. Define your truth and roll with it.
4.) Live loudly and proudly. Now that you know your truths, live it loudly and proudly. Let no one deny you your truth. Be honest and full in your truth. Don't hide behind judgment, self or society inflicted, or anything else. Your personal truth is just that, truth. Haven't we been told to always tell the truth. So do it loudly and proudly.
Now you are ready. Your truth has been un-earthed. Now go and live your truth. I will be right beside you.