Know Your Truth
In order to live your best life, it is important to take the time to find out who you really are, what is true for you, and what really fuels you. Many times we get caught up in what we think we’re “supposed” to do, which puts us in an assembly line of manufactured societal ideals – where we can end up much like the little blue faces in this main picture, unhappy, but undeniably just like everyone else. In order to get the most out of life (and find your yellow happy face), it is imperative to follow your own unique path.
Here are some ways to find your truth:
- Challenge your original beliefs. Parents don’t always know best. They taught us the best way they knew how at the time, but that doesn’t mean their truth is THE truth. As adults with our own intelligence and will, it is important that we pay attention to our life decisions and be sure we aren’t just making them because, “that’s what you’re supposed to do.” We are all unique individuals, so make sure your path is unique as well. Challenge the system, challenge your parents’ beliefs, and test them all against what resonates within you. When you sit down long enough and start to pay attention, you’ll find that your soul has been speaking to you all along, guiding you on your intended path.
- Examine what drives you. Do you make decisions based on impressing or pleasing others, like your parents or peers? Or do you make decisions based on how much happiness and fulfillment you’ll get out of it? You may mistakenly think that when others are proud of you, you’ll feel great about yourself, but it’s really the other way around. When you become so driven to do something because you know how proud of yourself you’ll be, without anyone else’s opinion, that’s when you will start to fill your heart with joy.
- Find your bliss. Do you even know what makes you happy? I love this quote, “Notice what you notice.” – Curtis K. Robert. Pay attention to the emotions you feel as you are experiencing life. Learn to be fully present in the moment and stay aware of how you’re feeling. You will then be able to identify the things you truly love vs. the things you do out of obligation.
- Keep yourself first. Don’t get distracted by other people’s lives or things that look like they will give you fleeting pleasure. Always keep your long-lasting inner peace and happiness in mind. When your own personal, unique happiness is your top priority, what others do, say, or think will no longer drive your decisions or determine how you feel about yourself.
- When you do find your truth, defend it at all costs. You will not be able to escape challenging forces that will try to make you deny or betray your truth. As soon as you make your declaration to the world that you’ve found your truth, the Universe will challenge you to make sure you are absolutely positive about what you say you believe. No matter what comes your way, stay grounded in what you know deep down inside is true for you. When you need reinforcements to assure yourself, ask God for tangible evidence. Trust me, it works.
When all is said and done, the only real truth is your own. Find it.
Share your thoughts in the comments: Have you found your own truth and what did it take for you to find it?
Peace, Love, & Truth,