The Truth be Told

Painting; 'Masquerade' by Anna Silivonchik

Painting; ‘Masquerade’ by Anna Silivonchik

It’s interesting the “little” untruths we tell ourselves and others each day as we go about our lives. We play a role and hide our true selves from others, fearing that we might be judged if we reveal our true nature, when in fact we are only fooling ourselves. Once we decide to stop acting, and lets face it we have all become quite adept actors, playing the roles that we feel we should, we open ourselves up to our true nature and our true potential.

The only reason why we are putting up a facade or playing out a part in the first place is due to fear, fear of being judged, ridiculed, laughed at and so forth. But what if we let go of that fear and accepted that we may be judged, ridiculed or laughed at if we reveal our true self, but we decide to be okay with that, we decide that it is more important to be true to oneself than to care what others think. As, in reality we are already being judged and often ridiculed and laughed at despite all our best efforts to play out a part that we feel others will like more.

How silly is it that the very thing that we fear is happening anyway, all the time. We can’t influence what others think of us as everyone has their own mind and their own opinion. So while we are at the mercy of others judgements anyway, why not say and act the way we really are.

When you reveal your true self, you become more genuine and others tend to think better of you as you become more open and less superficial. You allow your light to shine and you cast off any pretences that you were clinging to. It is refreshing and liberating. It is amazing how much energy we use playing out a part and how draining it can become. Once you free yourself to be the real you, it is like letting go of a heavy weight that you have been carrying around. There are no longer any limitations. You are true to yourself and you begin to align to the flow of your destiny. You no longer put up a pretence to others but (and more importantly) you are honest with yourself. You allow yourself to reach your full potential and you don’t need to apologise for it or hide it. You tap into your divine power, and this is where it gets exciting!

Now that you have released old habits and ways, you let go of barriers that might have been holding you back. How do you let go you might ask? Well, it’s as simple as making a conscious decision to act and to speak from your heart. It can be, and is as simple as that. Of course, you will find that you may revert from time to time to your old habits, which is natural, but as long as you recognise when this happens and make an effort to release your habitual ways you will move forward quickly. We know that releasing the old makes way for the new. As the late Steve Jobs so eloquently put it:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

So be who you want to be and not what you think others want you to be. Be true to yourself and all else will flow.

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