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Do you see truth and honesty the same? Would you come up with the same definitions for each word? Honestly, the truth is – these two words are not the same. Do you see what I did there? 🤓
The truth is your truth. The truth that is buried deep down inside of you. The truth that you believe the truth to be, no matter how many times you argue with your egoic honest answers. When someone tells you that you’re not good enough, how does this make you feel? Does it make you feel good? Probably not. Do you believe them? This is where the confusion sets in. Your heart, your soul will tell you that they are wrong. Your heart will tell you that you ARE good enough, but that doesn’t stop your head from getting into the discussion and saying, “well, what if I am not good enough – what if you are wrong, dear heart.” Who are you going to believe? Who do you trust?
You could be honest in saying, “I am not good enough” – you are being honest. You do feel that way, you do have those thoughts. You can also be honest in saying “I am good enough.”
You could be truthful in saying, “I am good enough, but I also still have thoughts that I am not good enough from time to time.”
Do you see where I’m going with this? The truth that is true about you is that you ARE good enough. However, in order to be truthful in expressing how you feel about yourself, exposing your inner dialogue, you must be able to communicate all aspects of your inner dialogue.
Truth and honesty go hand in hand with trust – trust in yourself. The more you trust yourself, the more truthful you can be. The truth is what you believe, down to your very core – it is what you know to be true rather than think to be true. What if you didn’t tell yourself “what if”? Wouldn’t you be more self-trusting then?
When you trust your truth, the former outside validation of that truth then becomes self validated. No need for anyone to tell you that you are good enough. You know this on your own and more importantly, you believe it. Take a good look at yourself, your thoughts, and your actions. Your mind is excellent at tricking you. Your mind could say, “well, I know that I am good enough, and I do believe that I am good enough” – you could even express it verbally to others until you’re blue in the face – but at the same time, if you are still seeking outside validation for your truths, guess what…it doesn’t matter how many times you say that you know you’re good enough and that you believe it – your unconscious actions are pointing straight to the truth in that scenario. Make those unconscious thoughts conscious.
The truth aligns with your soul. Honesty has many faces and is inconsistent. You can be honest but not truthful – you cannot be truthful without being honest.
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