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Standing Tall and Speaking Your Truth

Updated on November 13, 2011

“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.” --Anais Nim

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” --John Mason

Munchkin being himself.
Munchkin being himself.

Being the Real You

It is quite easy to follow the crowd; however, it quite a tall task for many to simply be themselves.

“If I be myself, they might not like me. If I speak from my heart they may not want to be around me anymore.”

These are fears that many of us worry about. This is only our Ego talking. Our Soul wants us to express the truth about ourselves:

Who are you? What is your heart conveying to you? Do you feel compelled to do certain things? It is truly sad that many in this world work jobs they hate. The song “Found a Job” by Talking Heads’ speaks of this:

“If your work isn’t what you love, then something isn’t right.”

Why do we do this to ourselves? Are we compelled to spend half our life doing something we hate? Is this the best we can do? Have you forgotten who you are?

You are a powerful Creator that has come to this Earth plain to do great things.

You are not just some biological machine whose only purpose is to produce a million widgets per hour in order to make the owner of the company rich. You are a spiritual being having a human experience. Why not explore the world through spiritual eyes?

When was the last time you looked at the beauty of a flower? Or gazed at the stars in wonder? There is so much beauty to explore. There is so much magic and awe. All it takes is a shift in our awareness.

“Energy flows where our attention goes.”

Let’s get back to our discussion about being the real you. Can you stand tall and be who you really are? If you cannot, then you may have to let go of the need to please others. You cannot possibly make everyone in your life happy. If you try, you will be miserable as a result. You also have to not let what others say to you sway you from being yourself. Do not conform to the crowd if you heart says “no.” People get in a lot of trouble when they follow the crowd.

Be what you came here to be!

Speaking Your Truth

It is also vital to speak your truth. When we do this, we honor our Soul.

However, many do not speak the truth in fear that others may not like what they hear. We worry that they will get upset if they know the real truth.

Will they not get angry when they find out the truth later? It is also possible that the reason that we don’t like to speak the truth is because we don’t like to hear the truth from others.

The truth may hurt at first, but we will eventually get over it. If we only engage in superficial relationships in which we only tell people what they want to hear, then we are not coming from the Soul; we are coming from a place of fear.

We also speak our truth by our actions. If your words are saying one thing, while your body language is saying something entirely different, people will often trust the body language over the spoken words. This alone shows that the Soul wants the truth to come out.

Therefore, does it not make more sense to act in ways that speak your truth? If your truth is to save the planet, it would make a lot of sense to engage in activities that promote that. This truth could also be called your life purpose—what you came here to accomplish. And when you are following your life purpose, you will feel fulfilled. Your heart will be full of Universal Love, because you are living your Soul Purpose!


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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Hilda for the comment. You hit the nail on the head. It is true that there are bosses that think they are superior over others. I work with a couple of people like that. They feel inferior inside.

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      hilda21 6 years ago from Tacoma

      There are alway bosses that are not right but some of them get this conplex of being a superior to others which of course means the opposite of that. They are in a bad way and do not know it. hilda21

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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks TK. I greatly appreciate your comment. I am sorry to hear about your boss. That's a shame. I, too, feel frustration with certain managers that are not honest. In my opinion, a relationship isn't very healthy if there isn't honest open communication. In regards to my work, I sometimes feel frustrated, because I want to do the writing thing full-time. However, I am grateful whenever I have the time to do the things I love. You make a great point with your last sentence. Whenever I am doing things that I do not particularly enjoy, it makes me appreciate the things I do love. Having contrast makes you realize what's important and what's not important.

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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Tammy for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed it. I truly enjoy bringing inspiration to people's lives. There is a lot that we can say with our words and actions. In fact, words from the heart have the potential of transforming our world.

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      TKs view 6 years ago from The Middle Path

      Well said Terry. Very close to home regarding the job thing. Job isn't so bad but my boss is a complete worm. Still many are the days when I feel the frustration as to what else I could be doing with my time. I keep coming back to, when what I love doing pays my bills than I'll only be doing what I love.

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      Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Very nice! Uplifting and unique. Love it!