Stand Firm in Your Truth, But Know That It’s Subjective.
There is no one truth. Or maybe quite simply, you are correct in your truth, but…
… truth is subjective.
Now, before you start getting all defensive and mad at me, take a moment to hear me out.
What you believe to be true is right.
You are 110% correct in your belief around what is true, yet so is anyone who disagrees with you.
We all come from different backgrounds, different beliefs, different cultures, different *insert word here*…
We are all different from one another in personality types, experiences, stories, etc. We may have some similarities, but we are each here on this Earth to have our own unique expressions.
On a societal level, our ideas of truth become more of a collective agreement, meaning, a vast majority of people believe that certain rules and laws should apply and therefore everyone else follows suit, but on a personal level, someone else might harbor a truth that is different from that of the collective.
And that’s where things can become tricky.
One’s desire to do as told, mixed with the desire to do something that feels more honest to their core being, can lead to inner turmoil. In healthy cases, this inner battle can manifest in a completely unique and different kind of life, but in some not so healthy cases, it might result in a life of addictions and an ongoing epic war between head and heart, making it difficult to escape at best.
Now, am I suggesting that if you have an intense desire to go kill someone, you should go do it because it feels right to your soul? No. And in the name of expressing my truth, I do not believe that would necessarily be a soul-driven mission (though I’m often curious about soul contracts, etc.), as my understanding is that we are all a high-vibrational frequency of love at our core.
What I am saying is this: we have labeled and judged people’s lifestyles to be right or wrong based on the collective truth that something is right or wrong. If you ask me, that doesn’t feel very freeing. I would like to take that one step further and say it also doesn’t feel very loving.
I know we all carry our own beliefs around what is true, and I am by no means asking you to not have any or drop the ones you stand firm in. No way. If it weren’t for people who believed in freedom for all, then I certainly wouldn’t be sitting here giving my version of truth.
I am simply asking if there is a possibility that everyone deserves the right to be correct in what is true for them.
I am asking if you could look at life like art. To one (or more) person(s) it might look like a hot mess, but to others it could be the most beautiful thing they’ve ever seen.
Could you hear someone out without passing judgment on them simply because their truth looks different from yours?
Can you remember Miguel Ruiz’s words from The Four Agreements and not take another personally? Even when they are telling you something amazing about yourself? Because remember, it is simply their truth.
Could you see the pain in another when they are expressing a truth that might seem deplorable? And more importantly, could you love them even more because of it?
Now, you may or may not like this article.
You may think it is the dumbest thing you’ve ever read or the most brilliant depiction of letters forming words. You may read this message and pass judgment on me and make assumptions about me… and no matter what, you’re right.
Thomas Cooley said, “I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am.”
And most important of all, I love you regardless.
Natalie Sophia is a self-proclaimed writer, healer, yogini. Her mission in life is to heal and be healed. She loves to laugh, to feel and to write. She began her journey of awakening a few years ago, and though there are times she longs to go ‘back to sleep’, she knows she has work to do. Her work and her passion are one and the same, and she hopes to inspire others on their life path to attend to their deepest longings as a soul in a human body. Natalie feels that life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. She knows that pain can be inevitable, but there is always choice in the story created from that pain. Feel free to check out more from Natalie on her website and Facebook.