It’s been a crazy year so far! Yikes! From getting this wedding planning done and getting Scott and I up to the altar, to going out today to look at 4 more houses, sigh….so much going on I don’t have time to think sometimes. Thankfully I have family and friends to call on me to check up on me to see how we’re holding out, it’s nice to take that break and listen to what’s going on outside my own inner world. Over the last month or so, I have found that the same conversations I’ve been having with people seem to have a revolving theme: TRUTH. And what a powerful time to be having these discussions, during this time of reflection. One doesn’t have to be a practicing Christian to understand the power of Lent, and contemplating life and the world around you. It’s only natural, and I suggest if you have the urge, do it. Meditate, and contemplate your life.
If there is something that people are most afraid of, it’s this: The truth. Truth can take a quiet and simple life, and rock it to its very foundation. Truth can change everything. And these changes can be painful if you’re learning the truth after living a lie, or at least living your life deep within lies. I’ve been there, and it’s NOT a fun time to have to accept truth, and pick up the pieces from the destruction that the truth can bring. But you want to live the truth, right? If you LIVE in truth, there will NEVER be destruction. Truth gives you freedom, truth gives life. Lies can only hold you for so long, until the universe comes back, like the tides in the oceans. After living in deceit, truth comes like a tsunami in the night, hitting you unexpectedly and with such force you can’t get up to breathe.
I live in truth every day, even if it means not having relationships with people I love. When you associate yourself with people who choose to believe lies over the truth, you become part of the lie. You become part of that universe that will experience that tsunami like event and you too, will become a part of the problem. It is the hardest thing to do, to walk away from people you love, to live your truth. I get it. And I respect it. People had to walk away from me, because I was living a lie, many many years ago. Those years spending in lies only resulted in years of picking up the pieces and cleaning up the many mistakes I made in the past. Trust me when I say, the universe knows EVERY lie you told. EVERY story you falsed, EVERY part of your history you tried to sweep under the rug. It comes back! In a way, I’m sad, because I have to watch people who don’t deserve it, get swept up in lies, and there’s nothing I can do about it. We are all on a journey, and sometimes we have to watch another’s journey unfold and that tsunami hit. It reminds me of the Japan Tsunami that hit years ago; many of us sat in front of our TV’s, watching that gigantic wave slowly work its way to the coast, and there was NOTHING that we could do about it. That’s how it is with Truth. It will always make its appearance when the universe is ready to reveal it. I can’t imagine now living a lie. The sleepless nights of worry of getting caught in something, dealing with the repercussions of those who would be affected by your deceit. It’s a sad thing to watch. But in the end, it’s just another way of saying the Universe is the boss. Our Creator is the boss. Like a parent grounding the child for its misdeeds, the universe grounds us when we are dishonest with ANYTHING. That’s part of being in a 3 dimensional world. In order for us to survive, we need to continually ground ourselves, check ourselves, when we get out of line. Because if we don’t do it, trust me, the Universe WILL.
In the end, most people don’t want to know the Truth, because the Truth would require change. And most people don’t like change. It’s a very sad spiral many people fall into, and it takes great courage, swallowing your pride, and belief in yourself and yourself ALONE to make those changes to understand the Truth. Only then will you find that peace of mind. It becomes harder for people to manage the whole “woe is me” sense of being, and people will not want to be associated with you if you choose not to live the truth. This is where breakage of relationships comes into play, and until we can all live in truth together, separation is imminent. It’s up to you. You have more power than you realize.
That is what is most heartbreaking. People have the power. And people choose the power of deceit over the power of truth, because it’s easier and requires less work. What people DON’T understand, though, is that the power of deceit is the harder of the two, so the question is, do you want the power of self-gratification of getting something quickly through deceit? Because the moment you choose that path, you end of with a lifetime of hard work, obstacles and pain.
(“Truth or Sweet Lie” by Luz Tapia from Deviantart)
Truth = LIFE. Deceit = LOSS.
Your move now.