October 12, 2015's reading from:
Honesty Requires Courage
It takes a lot of courage to be honest in a relationship.
On the one hand we need to be real and authentic
with another person,
and on the other hand we're afraid that it may lead to
It's important to understand and respect
that conflict within yourself.
You can't expect yourself to go out and
start telling the absolute truth to everyone every minute.
That would be very frightening.
You just try to work your way in that direction,
understanding that it is very scary for part of you,
and at the same time that if you don't express your truth
you will sacrifice part of yourself in the relationship.
Gradually, you will learn to start being more authentic.
What part of me is afraid to be truthful and why?
Can I understand and respect that part
while learning to be more open?
Today's reading spoke to my heart.
This is an important subject to me.
Having trust in myself.
Having others trust me.
It's time for some contemplation and honesty in my conversations, starting with myself.
This conversation is too private to have online, I'm afraid, but I'm going to keep on keeping on.
As I was searching for an image of the Meditation book I was quoting from, I found more from her that spoke to me. Perhaps they'll be good for you to read as well:
Every time you don't follow your inner
you feel a loss of energy,
loss of power,
of spiritual deadness
When I'm trusting and being myself as fully
everything in my life
by falling into place easily,
communicate to us
clearly and specifically,
if we are willing to listen to them.
I'm not in too much of a pontification mood today, but it's been awhile since I've blogged and I was past due.
Thanks for listening. Thanks for holding space for me. You hold space in my heart as well.