Truth on the Table: Staying True to Yourself

Staying True to YourselfWoo doggie! It’s shaping up to be a very busy week, and only getting busier. But no matter how busy I get, I can’t shake the itch to share at least a small morsel of wisdom with you each week, so today I will share some very special and almost life-changing advice I recently received. There’s a table, some people, a little conversation, and a lot of very important hold-on-to-your-truth action, and it goes a little something like this.

Each day we have numerous encounters with other people, at work, at home, and out in the world. In these daily interactions, there is often a lot of competing truths each trying to make their point. From this, a sort-of battle for energy ensues, where one person or group of people is usually trying to prove they’re right or make a point.

So envision this table I spoke of earlier. It is sitting there, right between you and whoever is on the other side of any particular interaction. During the interaction, that person or group of people will lay some stuff out on that table. This could be praises, judgments, ideas of what’s wrong and right in general, and what’s wrong and right about you, etc. Then, you are probably going to do the same, and lay your share of thoughts and beliefs out on that very same table for the opposing side.

And here’s where that hold-on-to-your-truth action comes in. This is where you have to realize that you are never obligated to accept everything that is placed upon that table for you, just as the other side is not obligated to do so. You can take the bits and pieces that make sense to you and align with your particular truth, and leave the rest. In other words, you never have to accept what others think of you. You know who you are, what you believe in, and what makes sense for you and your life, a.k.a. your truth, and that is the only thing that really matters. That is what you have to be loyal to, always. That’s if you want any real chance at some delicious HAPPY, of course.

If we were to let every interaction we come across make us question our truth, or even worse, attempt to change it, we’d be left miserable and completely unsatisfied in a pursuit to constantly be approved by everyone else (practically impossible), instead of by the person who matters most to your general well-being, YOU.

And that’s what I have for ya today. Wasn’t that short, sweet, and things-that-make-you-go-hmm-tastic? I thought so. Have a positively positive week, and remember staying true to yourself is always the way to go!

Sonia, Word Share Junkie

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