Will the truth really set you free? It’s a huge question. Let’s explore it.
Have you told a lie – even a white lie or a fib? I have and I don’t anymore because if I don’t tell the truth, I’m plagued by guilt. I have this sick feeling in my stomach and really…it’s too hard to keep track of who you’ve not told the truth to.
So I don’t do white lies or big lies, except for when I lie to myself and those are perhaps the worst kind of untruths.
Why is it so easy for us to tell ourselves lies? That’s the question I’ve been exploring lately.
Would we continue to run from the truth if we knew there would be some kind of huge financial penalty? It’s doubtful.
Why We Don’t Tell Ourselves the Truth
We lie to ourselves because we can. We lie because we THINK it’s easier to hide than it is to face it, but nothing could be further from the truth.
You cannot claim to know yourself until you are willing to face the good, the bad and the ugly parts of who you are.
Most of us don’t like to think that we lie to ourselves, but if you aren’t facing your stuff or worse…if you bury your head in the sand and pretend, just know that pretending is also a lie.
What are you not coming clean about? What are you not facing?
Do you have money issues? This has been my number 1 Truth that I’ve had to face head-on. It began a long time ago when I didn’t believe that I was enough or that I was deserving of abundance and goodness. So what did I do? I hid behind stuff – clothes, shoes, and handbags mostly. I mean, I seriously spent a lot of money that at the time I didn’t have, so that I would feel better about me, but also so that others would see me as having it all together. (You should know that writing that down was not easy…in fact…I wanted to run away from it.)
Want to know what happened? Debt…debt and more debt and the embarrassment that I was a fraud. Sadly I settled for the crappy way I felt because I thought the truth would be worse.
The truth, in this case, was painful, but also freeing. Once I began getting real with my truth…I was FREE! Mind you…not free from debt. That takes way longer than facing the truth.
What’s Your Truth?
So YES…the truth will set you free.
What is the truth that you’re running from? Maybe it’s money. We women have a lot of money issues.
Maybe it’s your relationships. Maybe it’s your marriage. Maybe it’s extra weight or health issues.
Maybe you have a huge secret that no one knows about, but inside it’s weighing you down.
It takes courage to face the truth because you have to break through your fear of what might happen if you actually FACE it! And your fear exists to keep you stuck and repeating the same thing over and over again. Remember fear hates change and TRUTH is all about getting real and changing.
We can do hard things. We can be brave and face our truth so that we can begin the process of healing. It’s easy to talk yourself into the status quo. In fact, it’s what most people do. We find all kinds of ways to just stay a victim of our circumstances.
It takes guts and fortitude to be brave. Today, I’ll choose brave every time.
Recently I met a life coach who wanted some help with her website. She needed a lot of help, but she wouldn’t take it because she wouldn’t face the truth. She’s quite young and she didn’t want anyone to know how old she was. She was hiding from her age and lack of experience! She wanted clients to pay her for her coaching expertise, but she couldn’t step out to the front of her business and share any of her own stuff.
Now you don’t have to be as ‘out there’ as I am, but don’t you want to know who you’re dealing with when you lay down money? I sure do.
Turns out…I couldn’t help her. Sometimes the truth is as simple as acknowledging that your new in business.
We live in world that seems to have a hard time being real and honest. We hide behind our social media lives and we compare ourselves to everyone; and when we’re feeling like we’re not enough, we hide and compare and we do a lot of internal damage.
So what’s a truth that you are hiding behind? What’s the thing that keeps getting in your way? If you faced it head on…how would your life change?
Will you be brave and leave a comment below about truth and what it means for you?