Friday, September 28, 2012

Telling the Truth

What truth you tell depends on what you want to teach and learn.
What truth you tell is determined by your intention.
What truth you tell will decide the outcome.
What truth you tell is a decision you must make.

What truth you tell can destroy or create.
What truth you tell can depress or inspire.
What truth you tell can create fear or Love.
What truth you tell can lead to conflict or peace.

You can tell the healing and Holy Truth or the hurtful and worldly truth.
You can tell what the other wants to hear or what the other needs to know.
You can tell what you believe is true or what you perceive is true.
You can tell what is truly helpful or what you know is harmful.

Consider telling the truth you would want to hear. ( The Golden Truth)
Consider telling the truth that is loving, not scaring.
Consider telling the truth that is freeing, not limiting.
Consider telling the truth that is trusting, not suspicious.

We are often asked to share the truth.
When we realize that there are many truths, many perspectives, many beliefs, we recognize our own.
When we understand there is no absolute Truth, we acknowledge what is ours and open to others.
When we all have shared our way of perceiving and believing, we begin to respect others’ view as well.

Let’s look for the underlying intention in what we share.
Let us acknowledge the outcome we desire in what we communicate.
Let us remember what we say impacts others and their well being.
Let’s teach what we want to learn and say what the other will be open to hearing.

Are you willing to acknowledge, this is “my” truth?
Are you willing to ask, “What is your truth?”
Are you the willing to listen to others to understand their viewpoint?
Are you willing to accept what others see and know, believe and trust?

When we are truly willing to be open to all the truth, we realize there is no ultimate “Truth”!
When we see with forgiveness and no judgments, we accept what others believe to be True.
When we are not defensive, we can state what is true for us without justification unless asked.
When we are open-minded, we can accept others without needing proof and without argument.

Agreeing to disagree on what we see and believe is key to respectful relationships.
Understand that everyone has learned different beliefs and different truths they trust.
When we try to break down others beliefs, we may be asking them to relinquish what they trust.
When we threaten others truths,  they may feel we are attacking them and their survival.

Live your truths. 
Share your truth when invited.
Trust your truths as long as they work for you.
Change your beliefs when you find a better way.

Trusting you and me in living what we see is best for one and all,
Betty Lue