Once again, Mr. Coleman hits the nail succinctly on the head…if for another reason you should read this reblog because of this line…”People don’t feel beaten up and broken down because of the truth they tell themselves. They feel beaten up and broken down because of the other truths they omit and overlook.”…now folks to that is TRUTH…be encouraged…and thank you Mr. Coleman.
Truth is what it is independently of how we feel about it.
Our perception of truth may be negative, our response to truth may be negative, but truth in and of itself shows no partiality towards our categories of judgement.
If I cry when I hear the truth, that doesn’t mean truth is sad. It means I am saddened by my own perceived implications of the truth. If I laugh at the facts, that doesn’t make truth funny. It means I am making connections between facts in ways that are humorous to me.
Here’s today’s two cents:
Telling yourself the truth does NOT need to be a discouraging exercise.
If confronting the truth feels like you’re being whacked upside the head with a billy club, it may be because you’re beating yourself up unnecessarily, you’re communicating the truth to yourself in an unhealthy way, or you’re predominantly focusing on those parts of the truth…
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I have practiced this for a few decades and I can testify to the Truth of these words…it isn’t easy to love who you are now…I once heard it said, “We are always comparing our blooper reel to other’s Academy Award winning film.”…be encouraged!
If you’ve got the time, spend a few moments pouring over this post…you might even want to read it a few times and let the words sink into your consciousness…be encouraged!
Melody Beattie writes:
Trust yourself. Trust what you know.
In these cases, others may be dealing with issues of guilt and shame. They may have their own agenda. They may be immersed in denial. They would like us to believe that we do not know what we know; they would like us not to trust ourselves; they would prefer to engage us in their nonsense.
We don’t have to forfeit our truth or our power to others. That is codependency.
Believing lies is dangerous. When we stop trusting our truth, when we repress our instincts, when we tell ourselves there must be something wrong with us for feeling what we feel or believing what we believe, we deal a deadly blow to our self and our…
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More and more I’m learning this is true…please be encouraged!
“Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” Joseph Sugarman via Problems Present Opportunities.