Have you ever been told that you SHOULD do something? That you need to BE or ACT different? The answer is likely yes.
Do others always seem to think they know what’s best for you? Who you should date? How to spend your money? How to raise your children?
You probably have friends and family watching what you do and letting you know their opinion. Opinions are based on emotions, beliefs, judgments, and past experiences though. Often we forget they are just that…an opinion. An opinion doesn’t make it the truth.
We can be swayed by others if they make a good argument and we want to please them or we want to look good to the external world. Their beliefs may be true for them, but not necessarily true for you, yet people feel compelled to tell you anyway.
What is your Truth?
Do you know?
Has your Truth become what others have told you it should be?
If you grew up with parents who didn’t allow you to become an individual, you probably absorbed or rejected what you learned from them. You may find yourself in a romantic relationship that has replaced the parenting role. Some find comfort in being told what to do and who to be, while others resist and a power struggle is created.
Does any of this sound familiar?
How do you go about finding your own truth?
You have your own truth, regardless of what others may say and think. Many people go their entire life without connecting to their inner truth. It can be a long and scary journey. Or, it can be a fun and exciting adventure. You choose.
You may realize that you aren’t in the right career or relationship. You may have the wonderful realization that you are. Until you tap into your inner guidance and find your inner truth, you will not know. You may experience uncomfortable feelings that come up when you realize you are living out of alignment with your truth. Usually these feelings are fear, sometimes loss or guilt. Once you correctly deal with those feelings, they will pass, followed by relief and ultimately happiness.
Many years ago I realized a difficult truth when I was that I was engaged to someone who wasn’t ultimately right for me. Sure, we could have made it work for a while, but the relationship was very volatile and became more so the longer it continued. We each were able to get closure realizing that despite the pain of ending the relationship it was for our best interest.
It was our truth.
We are each now in satisfying and healthy relationships with partners who are truly right for us, and I am grateful for that experience because it made us into the better people we are today. Ending that engagement was one of the hardest and best decisions I’ve ever had to make.
It was my truth.
What is yours?
Each and every day I check in with my inner guidance. I use it in decision making and I don’t always hear what I’d like to. It gives me the opportunity to make a conscious choice. Once I’m aware of my truth, I can deny it and make a choice not in my best good or I can make the decision that’s best for me. Either way I will experience the consequences and the lessons based on my decision, positive or negative. This is true for you too.
Are you in a relationship, career, or situation that you know in your gut isn’t fulfilling you and are ready to acknowledge? I would love to hear your triumphs and struggles with hearing, speaking and living your truth.
What is your truth?
Angela, The Goddess Next Door