Finding Our Truth
“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
What if nothing is at it appears to be? What if everything we're being told about what is "true" about who we are and what our lives are meant to look like, by all those who wish only to be "helpful", by our culture, the media etc is nothing but a projection of collective fears, by the limits of others' perceptions of reality?
What if we're fueled by insecurities, by indecision...by fear? What if the overwhelming desire to get life right ultimately paralyzes us, holding our minds and spirits hostage? What if we're living in an illusion, a narrative we've yet to challenge? What if we cannot begin to comprehend the solution to our problem because it lies beyond the realm of what we currently believe? What if it's time to write a new story...to write our story? Because of this I am certain...we, and we alone, get to decide how this story unfolds, and how it ends. And this is also true...Our truth cannot expose itself until we're ready to release all we think we know about it.
Here's the thing; people, even, and especially, those closest to us are all struggling with their own issues, whether they're cognizant of it or not. Even the most helpful among them cannot help but process whatever we're dealing with through the lens of their own subjective experiences, through their feelings and opinions. They are powerless to keep themselves from projecting their deepest fears, their personal narratives, their sense of right and wrong on us and our experiences.
Pay close attention to those whispers within your soul that say "this doesn't feel right, this doesn't feel like my truth." Pay attention, with as much loving non-judgmental objectivity as possible, to all those moments you play into others' fear, and your own, by handing another the opportunity to define who you are, how you should be handling all "this" and what your life is meant to look like. And in those moments dig deep until you reach those whispers that echo your courage and say to yourself "thank you for sharing, but that isn't my truth. I may not know what my truth is right now, but I don't believe it's that."
What if nothing is as it seems? Are you getting ready to abandon your beliefs about how this should all unfold, about what's true, and possible, and what's not? Are you ready to start re-writing that narrative? Deep breath... Here we go...
Peace & Love Always Xo, Beth