Truth is, if you look me in the eye and lie to me, I’m not going to say anything, or question it, but I am going to know you did it. Truth is, if you like me, I’m going to know that too. Again, I won’t do anything about it, but I will be conscious of the truth of our connection. We’re all capable of mastering this awareness of others. Just, not as much time removing ego from the nuance of it. This pocket of awareness doesn’t just happen.
We have to unlearn everything our upbringing throws at us, then learn how to be authentically ourselves. It takes training.
We know truth through our intuitive self. Don’t we?
We’ve all felt compelled to keep peace by telling white lies. “Do i look good in this color?” or, “Do you like my new haircut?”
Sometimes, people don’t want an actual answer. Others? At the core of their being, they know the truth, but live in denial. Others still? Fishing for compliments & validation.
Delve Into Truth
Some of us use our empathic or intuitive powers. Some of us are active coaches or therapists who understand human nuances (micro expressions) so know when we’re being told an untruth.
Some of us have been through life events that have turned our thoughts so deeply inward, that wanting to understand human nature is our only option. Empathy, compassion, active listening, internal happiness are one path. The only path for me personally.
It’s the job of a good coach or therapist to challenge or reflect on it. It’s the job of a good teacher to push back a little bit. It’s the right of every human to be treated with dignity and respect.
Respect is one of my core values.
Truthfully mindful of our own thoughts is one of our biggest challenges, yet also the key to a global health in that, if everyone were truly honest with themselves in tandem with a conscious awareness of that honesty, our world would be healed of all her woes.
Someone asked me today to run a couple of 10-minute mindful exercises. Sure, to be mindful is to become aware of the breath. Truthfully? It’s not all calm, floating on clouds, meditating in silence. Sometimes, being so in flow, so engaged, so in love with what you’re doing as your doing it …. is more energizing, relaxing and full of self care than just breathing.
Body movement is also mindful. Music and dance? Mindful. In love with how your body works? Knowing yourself is truthful.
Mindful is engagement and communication between the mind, the body and the spirit. *it’s also the connection between the dancer and the audience.
Mindfulness is the intimacy that co-exists with truth.
A terrifying, vulnerable mindset, that once mastered, is always truth at it’s core.
Truth is, Allan Sorkin’s famous line, “You can’t handle the truth” is true! Unless you are also fully present in your self awareness. Then you can handle anything.
Peace and Love,
Author: Karen Henry [Daly], MA CRM owns Henry Healing as a holistic well-being practitioner and writer. She’s a former university professor and current scholar practicing the infusion of holistic healing and positive psychology.