Taming your truth? Stop wearing yourself out
The truth doesn’t need to look fancier.
or uglier than it is.
It just wants to be told.
“We all lie like hell,” Dr. Blanton says. “It wears us out…it is the major source of all human stress. It kills us.
He wrote a book about it. Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth.
JUST STOP TAMING THE TRUTH.
When you feel like you have to lie, sugarcoat or pretend.
Take a Pause.
And start over again.
Because, when you are telling the truth, it must be shared with bravery, confidence and solid faith.
- Sometimes it’s saying a firm NO without explanations, expressing openly your point of view on a taboo subject/emotion or letting go.
- Other times, it’s changing your mind or admitting that you don’t know.
Either way, it requires that you let yourself be seen and let go of the need to be right or safe.
And to repeat after my friend Tanya Geisler , The truth of it is that it will be hard. Because your heart won’t trust it even if your cells do. Your muscles and your adrenals will raise hell and fight you tooth and nail. And the stories you will concoct about what “well” means will keep you up at night.