Truth Makes You Free
..."and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." is what it is written in the Bible in John 8:32.
Are we truly prepared to listen, accept and deal with the words from an honest person? I am not considering those that want to hurt with "truth". Who is an honest person? You will know when the person is sincere, truthful, trustworthy, honorable, fair, genuine and loyal with integrity.
My dear husband says that all is in the eyes of the beholder...I will change for the occasion eyes for ears. Because the fact of how the truth is said needs to be added how it is perceived. There has been moments when the truth arrives that I would have preferred to become an ostrich and dig my head into the ground and just hide. But will that change the truth? Learning to deal and accept truths are necessary for good mental health. When we are mentally healthy our bodies respond better and we become happier humans.
Knowing the truth
Evading the truth turns us prisoner of our own lies. And we imprison the honesty of others because many times the truth hurts. Telling the truth and knowing it, despite consequences, comes from being emotionally mature. Maturity defines how we will react in the moment of "truth".
How many of us have a Pinocchio within? Are we willing to feel the liberty that comes with the freedom of knowing the truth? How many of us have been free just because somebody came with the truth?
Two points for honesty
When lies prevail over truth
Acceptance of a lie instead of reality
Stating a lie by ignorance or mistake
Giving more importance, or trying to out-stand from reality
Making uo an untrue story
Reducing the real amount or degree of the truth
Leaving something out
Changing, restoring or altering reality
Do we prefer to hide away and become slaves of our own lies? I wish I could be sufficiently mature to accept truth always. I need to grow...because truth still hurts and I want to become completely free and feel my spiritual wings elevate me high.
Quotes about truth
There are some truths and lies sayings by people that left us a legacy. I hope we meditate and become more mature to be free with "truths".
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain
Who lies for you will lie against you. Bosnian Proverb
Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby. George Herbert
A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. Author Unknown
Body language of a liar
Many of us on occasions will assume a position of stress, or live an uncomfortable situation. Our body sends messages of what is happening emotionally or spiritually. The body has a language and we need discernment to recognize when are we confronting a liar or just experiencing a stressful moment. These situations promote the lack or increase of:
- Preventing eye contact
- Sweating in a cool environment
- Constant body movement
- Change of conversation drastically
- Disrupted speech flow
Are you hiding from truth?
Are we truly prepared to listen, accept and deal with the words from an honest person?
I dare us to become naked from lies into the dressing of truth...let's be free!
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
Write the definition of 'Truth' in your mind and heart
© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill