Speaking our truth may involve risking rejection, but we are supported when we allow ourselves to follow the flow of life.
As children, most of us learn that honesty is better than dishonesty, and we may not question this beyond whether or not to do what we’re told. However, as adults, we can go deeper to examine our choices as investments of energy with predictable risks and returns. When we speak the truth, we affirm what already is. This is like using a paddle when the stream is already moving in the same direction. The universe and its energy flow already support us, so we don’t need to exert much energy, leaving more for other pursuits. But dishonesty redirects a portion of our energy against the flow, which requires extra effort. Also, it creates an alternate reality that requires further energetic input to be maintained. So we can easily see that we are best served when we work with the flow of the universe.
Life is not always clearly defined, so we may find it useful to follow our choices to their logical conclusions. We may feel that little untruths are harmless, but they can be like small cracks that weaken an overall structure over time. Even complimenting someone or trying to protect them can create problems later when the alternate reality we’ve created becomes the basis for further actions. Even if the actions that follow are honestly done, dishonesty’s underlying unstable foundation will threaten to topple things eventually. This can lead to further energy being spent on keeping things hidden, working on remembering the tales we’ve spun, and fearing the consequences of being found out. Life doesn’t need to be this draining, but we can choose to free ourselves from the bonds of dishonesty at any time.
Speaking and living our truth may involve risking, among other things, the possibility of rejection. But when we allow ourselves to follow the flow of life, we are supported. We can then use our energy to cultivate physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and create our dreams, rather than leaving ourselves too drained to maintain our existence. Today we can make honesty our choice in every interaction, bringing the nurturing power of the universe’s energy into our lives to bring positive, lasting results.
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