Living Your Truth

We’ve all heard this somewhere.            

We’ve all read this somewhere.           

What does it mean to live your truth?            

Living your truth is about loving and empowering yourself to be intrinsically who you are. It doesn’t matter what community you are a part of or who you identify with. It’s about being human. Many of us get caught in our religious beliefs. The failure of religion is our human interpretation. We receive the information and react to it based on the rose colored lenses of our lives. The information is filtered through our own hurts, grief, pain heartache and biases we’ve learned. I’ve heard this before, “Love the sinner hate the sin.” This is an excuse to be judgmental. Love is love. Love makes no demands of us. Love expects nothing from us. It just is. It’s the natural language of the heart.            

Living your truth means loving yourself enough to break the chains society has placed you in. All of the lies we’ve heard and told to ourselves. It’s not easy, and takes a lot of courage for people to live their truth. Just because you may not understand, or you fear what you see does not mean that they are wrong, that they are weirdos or freaks. They are human just like you. They are capable of the same love, hurt, and pains and fear that you are.           

I see so many people shielding themselves against judgment that they face from others. They hang their heads and scurry by, doing their best not to make eye contact. It hurts me deeply that they live in such fear. We cannot expect the world to be loving toward us if we are not loving toward others. Everything…everything we put out into the world in our thoughts and actions comes back to us. We have only this life, encourage others to live their truth, the world is much better and richer for it.           

Part of living your truth is loving yourself. So many of us think that we love ourselves through our quest for material goods, living your truth is very much the opposite. Loving yourself is looking at yourself, seeing every good and bad within you and embracing it with love and acceptance. I always encourage people to ask themselves, why this person or situation is so fearful or uncomfortable for them. Most of the time we are uncomfortable because there is something inside us that we do not want to accept or face. That’s okay, because we are all in different places of growth. But grow. Never stop, face those fears and love yourself. Truly love yourself.

Our differences are our virtues and our love is our faith. Push your ego aside and see the world through the love in your heart. See past the physical attributes of each person and see the human, the soul, the good in each of us. We were born to love, we learn to hate.           
– Soren Thoreau