Facing the truth

I faced the truth by coming face to face with my disability. Always the inquisitive child, I wanted and needed to know what was wrong with me and how I presented. Instead of us facing the truth, many of us may choose to live in denial.

It’s a person’s choice to deny reality as a way of avoiding psychologically uncomfortable truths and we’ve made it into an artform. But by us facing the truth, we’re demonstrating to ourselves and others, we are ready to let go of being in denial. Facing the truth although painful, is inevitable.

Taking an inventory although it isn’t easy, it’s necessary if we are to emotionally and spiritually grow. If we are to come through the other end happier people.

But running from the truth, isn’t something you can run from or scoot around, because you will eventually have to face the truth. We must come face to face with our realities. We must dust ourselves down and pick ourselves back up.

The truth is the truth however you choose to face it, truth doesn’t stop being the truth the more we ignore it. It doesn’t help us, refusing to accept a verifiable reality.

The truth will set us free. It empowers, motivates and gives us confidence. The truth will lead us on a path of enlightenment, on an emotional and spiritual journey.

Without consciously knowing, without facing the truth we will continue to deal with our issues and demons, whichever way we look at it, we will end up back at the same place.


8 Aug, 2020

2 thoughts on “Facing the truth

  1. Looking after our mental health involves being able to face life in a realistic way. Facing the truth enables us to do what we can do to make our lives the best that they can be.

    It takes courage to face the truth in our lives but we are better for it.

  2. Thanks. Yes, when you say, ‘it takes courage to face the truth in our lives but we are better for it’ – it does, but not many of us will have the courage to face our truth.

    I think the more courageous we are, the more we will grow through the experience. I couldn’t have done what I have done without courage, it’s all part of our own ‘spiritual journey.’

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