Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Truth Sometime Hurts!

I trust myself to listen with an open-mind.
I take nothing personally and allow myself to learn.
I freely express the truths I know only when invited.
I know I see only a small piece of every picture through my own filters

Can You Handle the Truth?

When we get defensive, a button of truth was pushed.
When we react with anger, a piece of truth was exposed.
When we are hurt by another’s words, a past wound was touched.
When we are offended by someone, we forgot to respond with love.

The truth sometimes hurts, but then it sets us free.
When we don’t want to hear what others see of feel, perhaps we believe there is something real.
Always look inside to see if you can learn anything about them or about you.
When we are hiding or deceiving ourselves, we do not like to be exposed.

When we have no secrets, we are not afraid.
When we are at peace with ourselves, others judgments are not upsetting.
When we are in love, we respond to others with Love and understanding.
When we are happy with ourselves, we easily say ‘Thank You for sharing.”

When we have opposing opinions, we can ask ourselves if it helps to object.
When we believe our own truths, we can easily agree to disagree.
When we know what is right for us, we can allow others to be right.
When we trust differences are healthy, we can let go of a need for conflict.

Truth is in the eye and mind and heart of the beholder.
Everyone sees what they want to see.
Each person perceives through their own filters.
What others think of us is really none of our business.

If we are real with ourselves, we invite others to be real as well.
If we are honest with ourselves, we welcome others to be honest with themselves.
The truths we hear always from the beliefs, perceptions, opinions and misperceptions of the speaker.
When we hear their ideas without judgments, we help with the healing and self revelation process.

Resisting others’ truths simply creates more resistance.
Resenting others truths, hurts the one who is resentful.
Fearing other truths shows there is hiding and secrecy.
Judging others judgments simply create judging in us.

It is safe, fun and easy to listen without fear, guilt, anger or blame.
Listening with awareness and peace, is healing to all parties.
Listening with gratitude for the full expression of others is a sign of their trust.
Listening with love and kindness gives us a greater capacity for compassion and caring.

It is truly helpful for us take nothing personally.
It is truly helpful to allow others to speak their minds.
It is truly helpful to express kindness for others hurtful thoughts.
It is truly helpful to hear the diverse and divergent truths with no judgment at all.

Loving us all for learning to be open, willing to listen and appreciative.
Betty Lue