I appreciate rawness so much.
And I think I fall in love with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful so when I meet people who are vulnerable and honest, it inspires me on a whole other level.
In fact, it encourages me, to keep on speaking and sharing my truth here, even when I am afraid.
Because speaking your truth doesn’t need fiction.
It just needs the raw kind of storytelling you do when you are confessing your story to your friend.
And I know that this may sound like a whole load of spiel but there’s a point to this.
After church yesterday I had an argument with my mum because of something so ridiculous. She had said that I was ‘narrow-minded’ because I didn’t agree with what she was saying.
To avoid conflict, I would usually go along with everything she’d say but in hindsight, I know that this wasn’t the right thing to do because I was just postponing the inevitable. I made her believe all these years her truths were my truths but they weren’t.
Truth is about how we feel and what is real for us. Truth is not about being right; it’s about expressing what we think and feel in an authentic, vulnerable and transparent way.
When we let go of being “right” about our opinions and take responsibility for our experience, we can speak our truth from a much deeper and more authentic place. Speaking this deeper truth will not only liberate us but has the potential to make a difference for others while bringing us closer together.
The truth is, I am never going to become the person everyone tells me that I am.
I have tried and it genuinely doesn’t work. Someone always ends up hurt and pissed off, and most times this person is me.
So speak your truth, you never know who else may need to hear it.
With all of that said, I have a great feeling that 2017 will be a year of openness, expansion, intention and simple living. I am looking forward to the blessings that will come during the next 12 months.
Ok, that’s it for now, hopefully straight to the point.