There’s a reason why people say, “The truth will set you free!” It’s because every lie, not matter how small, or who it’s to, has a consequence.
In my profession, I hear people saying things that become their truth, their reality, even when it is not actually what happened. But they believe it! And, just because we’ve convinced ourselves that something is the truth doesn’t mean it is the truth. Think about those people you know who find ways to blame others for situations that they really should take responsibility for (another form of not seeing the truth). Or people who make decisions for themselves pretending like they won’t hurt someone else, just so they can get what they want (a lie to themselves). Often, right?
Now, I’m in no way saying that the consequences of all lies are bad. For example, maybe you say to yourself, “Oh, I’m so obese. I’ve got to lose weight.” You’re really not obese, but maybe it does push you to lose weight or exercise a bit more. Or, you tell yourself, you are so over some person in your life, when you really may not be, but eventually the words will become reality. Yet, in the end, almost all sorts of dishonesty get in the way of us being happy with our respective lives.
Here’s the truth: You can do whatever it is you want when you believe you can. You don’t need to follow these false beliefs you’ve been feeding yourself about who you are because you are so much more than you have given yourself credit to be. Be honest with what you want and go get it. You can move past the lies and negativity of those around you and the tapes in your own head and move to something better. You are who you want to be!
So, let’s be honest. We may not love where we are right now – today – or in life but that doesn’t mean that we can’t change things. This life of ours is a journey and it’s all about enjoying the truth of where we are, thinking about the life we want and then creating it. A life with love, happiness, honesty (and a glass of wine or two).
Have a fantastic weekend!