“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
― Franz Kafka
It is a true epidemic. Why is it that getting people to speak their truth is like pulling teeth?
I have to point that walking in truth and speaking your truth are two different things. For clarity’s sake, I am only addressing the latter.
I suppose sometimes we don’t even know what our truth is, let alone how to communicate it to someone else. It takes knowing oneself REAL well to know what our truth is. One has to drop deep, real quick and emerge with an answer. Like a diver dropping to the bottom of the ocean to retrieve a treasure with a known exact location. Drop, grab, and emerge.
Of course, I am not by any means exempt…I lived most of my adult life suppressing my truth. Then I had a wake up call. Well, several. Now it has become one of my favorite things to do. I find the more I practice the better it gets. I figure whoever is meant to stick by my side will do so regardless of what I say, as long as I communicate with clarity, and respect.
How did I finally let the monster out?
This is how I have been doing this. It really is a no brainer. No mathematics or heavy-duty weight lifting required:
Step one: Begin with a deep breath
Step two: And pause ( for a second or maybe two, or as long as you need, but honestly, if you are in your gut, it only takes seconds to know your truth)
Step three: Drop into your gut, or your womb space and ask it: what is true for me in this moment, in this situation, for this question?
Your first response is your truth.
Need I say this again?
There is no need to second guess. Do not go into the stories in your mind. As soon as you get into the mind, you have lost your jewel.
Your truth is in your WOMB. Your womb speaks. Listen.
Okay, now give this a try next time you get asked how you feel, what you want, or your opinion on a certain topic, and let me know how it goes.
Whatever your treasure is…
Say if for self-love.
Say it for humility and dignity.
Say it for the love of humanity.
Say it for the sake of not taking it to your grave.
Please don’t wait many weeks, months or years…it really only needs a few minutes. Maybe a few days at the most.
The sooner you let it out the sooner your gut will thank you.
And I don’t mean that in a figurative way, I mean it in a literal way.
Your gut will say : Thank you.
In fact, your entire being will thank you.