Speak Your Truth
What if – even with whatever fear or resistance we each have—we were able to fully, passionately and honestly express ourselves?
What I have discovered to be true is that when I am willing to passionately, vulnerably and boldly speak up and express myself, I tap into my power in an authentic way. Here are some of the ways I put this into practice, and speaking your truth is something that resonates with you, here are some things to think about:
- Be real, not right. This is huge when it comes to speaking our truth. When we focus on winning or being right, we cannot access the deepest places within our heart and soul, which is where our real truth comes from. When we let go of our attachment to the outcome of a conversation, what the other person thinks and our obsession with always having to be right, we give ourselves the opportunity to be completely authentic and real. Being vulnerable and transparent are the key elements of speaking our truth, not dominating the conversation and the person (or people) we’re talking to.
- Live Courageously. While scary and challenging, is essential to live courageously if we’re going to live an authentic life and speak our truth. I love the quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Being courageous is about living, speaking and acting in ways that are both courageous and true to who we really are. Because we’re all unique, our individual versions of courage will look different. Something that might be “courageous” for me may not be so for you—or vice versa. Being courageous has to do with us getting in touch with our deepest truths, passions and desires in life and then having the courage to live and act “out loud” in a way that is congruent with this.
- Love Yourself. The ultimate goal of being authentic way and speaking our truth is actually about loving and celebrating ourselves. If we truly love ourselves, most of what we worry about and even much of what we strive for in life becomes meaningless. We may still have some worries, and we’ll definitely continue to have goals, dreams and desires. However, from a place of true self-appreciation and self-love, the fear behind our worries and the motivation for our goals dramatically changes from something we have to avoid or produce in order to be accepted and valued, to something we truly desire to accomplish.
On the flip side, if we don’t love ourselves, nothing much really matters. No matter what we conquer, create or experience, we’re never able to fully appreciate it or be fulfilled in the process, because we’re constantly striving to be validated from others. Self-love is what we’re all searching for. Sadly, we spend most of our lives thinking that someone or something else can give us what only we can give ourselves. To be truly fulfilled in life, we have to find that love within us and give it to ourselves. No other person, amount of money, material possession or accomplishment can do it. It’s up to us!
Speaking your truth is not for the faint of heart, but once you’re willing to truly engage and do the work to become more real—your life, your work and your relationships will be more exciting, meaningful and fulfilling!
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