Speaking your truth is an incredible source of positivity.
A lot of people may find this hard to believe, but that makes it no less true. When you speak your truth, you open yourself up because you are being your most true, genuine self.
While it can be scary to show the world who you are by speaking your truth, it is unbelievably freeing. This is because in speaking your truth, you take away the masks, the veils, the cloaks, and all other devices under which you may have hidden your true self.
Just to clarify — speaking your truth is very specific to you being you. It is showing your true colors and thoughts to not just the world at large, but also and ultimately to yourself. Speaking your truth is judgmental of nobody, nor intentionally hurtful to anyone — it is you being true about who you are.
What this involves is not hiding behind a persona you believe others expect of you. It is about wearing your own face, being who you are, and not hiding it for fear of reprisal, judgment, or anything else.
For example, let’s say you hide your gender from the world. You present what you think the world expects of you, but that is not who you are. Speaking your truth would be opening yourself to being the truest you that you can be.
This would cause nobody intentional harm, nor pass judgment upon them in some way — it would simply allow you to open yourself to being truly mindful of who you are. Mindfulness is the key to self-love, and making informed choices about the life you desire to live.
Speaking your truth can be scary — but it’s worth it
One of the greatest fears most who do not speak their truth turn to is fear of rejection. When you speak your truth, and be your truest self, there is a fear that people close to you will reject you. They will turn away, and you may lose them.
Well, the truth is, that they might. You may lose people because they cannot handle the true you. Yes, this might hurt — but it also opens the door to broader positivity. Why? Because those who leave you due to their own inability to handle your truth likely were never true themselves. Further, they may prove to have been sources of negativity in your life.
It is no fun to lose people from your life. However, when you are being the truest you that you can be, you open yourself to living the fullest life that you can. You can do nothing to control other people’s thoughts, feelings, or actions. Mindfulness, and speaking your truth, however, let’s you influence and control YOUR thoughts, feelings, and actions better.
We live in an imperfect world. Many, out of fear of their own loss and rejection, see the world as full of mostly lack and scarcity. But this is not the truth. The Universe is abundant, so there is more than enough good to go around.
Speaking your truth doesn’t deny anyone else theirs. That’s not what this is about. You get to be your truest self. In doing this, you get to choose and decide how to live life as best you can.
You are the only you there is
This is not going to be easy. There can and will be challenges when your truth disrupts and upsets the perception of you that other people have. The reward, however, far outweighs the risk. You being you gives you more tools to better the whole world in the process.
Be mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and strive to speak your truth and be yourself. There is only one chance to live this life — take it and make all that you can of it.
Remember this: You are not alone. Support you lose was likely disingenuous; those you keep and gain will be in tune with the true you. Speaking your truth could be the most positive thing you do for yourself, and from there for the world.
Speaking your truth is not hard, but it does require action
Knowing that speaking your truth give you the opportunity to be true to yourself, you have an incredible tool to build positivity. When we speak our truths and be who we ultimately desire to be, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we become more aware and mindful, and tend to spread that feeling to others around us. As such, we can build more positive feelings.
We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we eradicate negative feelings, we open up space to let in more positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.
Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. An attitude of gratitude is a positive attitude that begets even more good energies, and that is always worthwhile.
Originally published at http://titaniumdon.com on May 6, 2019.