Speak your truth

Something inspirational:

“Say what you need to say.  Speak your truth.  There is no greater sadness than holding on to the words you never had the courage to speak.”

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6 Feb, 2014

6 thoughts on “Speak your truth

  1. Good little quote. Some of us do need to say exactly what we need to say to get things of our chests, while others myself included, don’t always feel like that.

    The important thing I guess, is that we are happy with whatever decision and don’t regret it whatever that decision is.

    1. Unfortunately when we don’t say what needs to be said we will harbour discord, particularly if you’re dealing with a trust issue.

      Of course if someone has wronged us and we’re able to let go of the problem, then that’s okay; but that isn’t always the case. Many of us will sit on the fence because it’s easier to do that, rather than go back in and speak the truth on what’s just happened.

  2. I hold on to my words most of the time. I was actually thinking about that this morning while I was getting ready for the day.

    Something happened to me when I was a teen in high school and I just realized what it was a few months ago. I should have spoke up then, but back then it wasn’t heard of and I was just blamed for something that wasn’t my fault.

    I was ridiculed, called names and of course blamed. I think sometimes it’s good to say what’s on your mind and other times maybe not so much.

    I think it depends on what impact it will have on others and yourself.

    1. Thanks Lisa. We often worry more about the impact and that’s the reason why we don’t say what we perhaps need to say. All I would say is that if the impact is there, it’s because it would be there anyway.

      If someone cares enough to hear what you have to say, they will always stand by what you have to say. For myself, I would rather say something than ignore what I feel is important enough to say.

  3. I used to sit on the fence and wait until I became angry to speak my mind, but that only made things worse; it put more fuel on the fire and left me at a certain disadvantage.

    Over the years I’ve learned to speak my mind in real time, in a calm yet direct way; it gets better results.

    1. Thanks Tim. You’re right, speaking in a calm yet direct way should always give us better results, although from my experience it depends on the person we’re trying to have that conservation with.

      Not everyone is open to what we have to say, however we say it.

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