According to the dictionary, it is:
I 💗 the truth.
I love it whether I'm subjectively 'right' or 'wrong'.
I LOVE it when someone is able to make me see something in a completely different way that fundamentally changes what I know to be true into something bigger, stranger, or wilder than I ever imagined.
I love people who speak their truth regardless of whether or not it’s aligned with my own, with the caveat that they’ve really given their truth the consideration and thought required to actively choose it as their truth instead of accepting it on default.
I always want to get to the truest place in my relationship with myself and with others. And that can make me a little intense.
In the same way that a cat 5 hurricane can bring a little rain.🌧 ⛈
This devotion to the truth, veracity, is what lights me on fire and makes me want to get out of bed in the morning.
The potential to be found in being honest with yourself and others and the sheer beauty that exists in the wild spectrum of what is true for each individual is what makes people (and life) so utterly fascinating.
The tragedy is how many people are living their lives denying their truth and the truth of others. Or even worse, never taking the time to decide on purpose what they want to let into their world as truth. Instead, taking on the truths of their parents, teachers, religious leaders, spouses, friends, or society.
Can you imagine a world where devotion to the truth was the foundation upon which lives, families, and nations were built?
I can and it starts with managing your own mind to uncover your truth.
The truth about veracity is, what is accurate for you isn’t necessarily accurate for anyone else and what is true for someone else doesn’t have to be true for you.
The truth about veracity is, you can be completely honest with someone according to your own understanding of what you’ve said and thoughts about honesty and still have them think you’re lying.
The truth about veracity is, what was true for you yesterday may not be true for you tomorrow - and that’s totally fine.
For me, Veracity isn’t about an ultimate truth. It’s the devotion to finding the truest thought in every moment. ⠀⠀⠀
What's true for you right now (even if it feels a little wicked)?
What would your life be like if you allowed every person in your life the freedom to be who they truly are without trying to change them?
What would it be like to just let go of the need to make other people agree with you and give yourself the gift of accepting their truth as theirs without making it mean anything about you and your truth?
What would it mean to you to have the confidence to express yourself with complete honesty in every area of your life without being afraid of what anyone else would think?
Really take the time to think about the questions and journal your answers.
Spend time with these questions and see what comes up. If you’re feeling frisky, hit me up on Instagram and share your answers with me.
Until next time, my wish for you is inspired by one of my favorite authors. May your truth be stranger than fiction and grow to exceed what you believe to be possible.
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.” - Mark Twain