Earlier today, while looking through my files, I came across something I had written a couple of years ago. It made me think a moment about putting my own truth into my actions. Do I follow my truth as I go about my day? Or do I just go along with others because it’s easier? While I usually intend to act from my own truth, in reality I probably do a bit of both.
This makes me wonder. Is it really helping myself or those around me when I don’t act from my own truth? Most likely it’s not really helping. When I don’t act from my personal truth, I am not completely behind my actions. I don’t really agree with them, so I don’t really put all of my effort into those actions.
I also find that when I sacrifice my beliefs, desires and dreams for other people, then I have given away my own happiness. In the process I won’t be happy and chances are the people around me still won’t appreciate me for who I am or respect me either. In the end I’ve given my own power to someone else and most likely not gotten anything in return. Be true to yourself. Let your actions reflect your own truth. Be the best you that you can be. That’s all we really can do.
So, the first step to living from your truth is to know what your truth is in this current moment. If you don’t even know what your personal truth is, then it’s going to be impossible for you to live from it. Now, your personal truth will change over time. If you have kids, then what was true for you when those kids were toddlers won’t be true for you when they are teenagers. Your life will have changed and that’s okay. Your personal truth is allowed to change. However, you might find that there are some things that really don’t change. Maybe you’ve never liked smoking cigarettes and you still don’t. Then, that’s still a part of your personal truth.
I find it interesting to revisit this idea of what my personal truth is every so often. As I change and grow, what is true for me changes and grows. So, taking a few minutes to think about and maybe write down my current personal truth can be helpful for me to pay attention to what is important to me. I can then align my actions based on what my current truth is.
A good time for me to do this is maybe the first of the year or around my birthday. It’s just a way for me to remind myself who I am and how I want to live my life. In the end, I want to be true to myself. I want to act in a way that supports what is important to me. I want to act from my own truth so that I can honor my own beliefs, desires and dreams. Revisiting my truth helps me to be aware of what is important to me.
So, since today is my birthday, it’s a good time for me to take a few minutes to review what my own personal truth is. If you’re ready to act from your own truth, then join me in thinking about your own personal truth. It doesn’t have to take long. Sit down for 10 minutes and simply make a list of all of the things that are true for you right now. Then reread that list and notice if your current actions are in alignment with your current truth. If they aren’t, then what needs to change? If they are, then way to go! You’re already in alignment with you’re personal truth.
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