Always do your best….tell the truth about your feelings. We build our personal integrity when we find the strength to claim our feelings and our thoughts. Our truth is related to how we feel and what we think about any given situation. While ancient wisdom teaches us to pick our battles; we must do so while simultaneously honouring our soul. Some things we can let go of and agree to disagree, but others are related to our values, our morals and our self-esteem and in those moments we must speak our truth. Because you will always experience what you tolerate in this life. Remaining silent is in essence saying this is ok. Our ability to stand in our power is largely dependent on how much self-worth and self-love we have for ourselves.
These provide a foundation on which we can build and grow. If we do have a strong sense of self worth and love then we cannot foster growth and development. They are fundamental to living our best life. At times, we may attempt to focus on growth, but we cannot get any traction with our growth if we do not cultivate self-love and self-worth. So today, take the time to look in the mirror and ask yourself; what am I not telling the truth about? What am I feeling that I am not claiming? Tell yourself the truth and then you will have the courage to tell others the truth when you need to. Be still, and allow your thoughts to be the only movement. Listen with your spirit and then carefully choose what you will pay attention to, and what you will ignore. Now you are ready to tell your truth.
Iyanla Vanzant said “When you do not stand fully in the truth of what you know, what you feel and who you are, you are withholding your love. Standing is the way we demonstrate self-support, self-love, and self-respect. In doing this for ourselves, we do it for others. When we consciously choose not to express what we feel, not share what we know, not to be honest about who we are, we are in fact, withholding our love.”
By Lisa Scott Executive/Life Coach