"The voice for truth speaks to every person on the planet, every single day, and that voice is as loud as our willingness to listen." Gandhi
I love this quote!
Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, truth is in the ear that listens for it.
You truly have to want to know the truth.
Most often the truth will upset a false ideal you have.
And, if you are completely in love, committed and faithful to the false, you will not have a listening ear for truth.
Who knew that the truth depends upon a willingness to hear it?
My words bounce back from unwilling ears.
Most will attack my knowledge or question my estrangement.
Those who hear my truth typically are not affected by it. They have nothing to lose to hear me. Those with the most to lose, hear the least.
If you are willing to listen, the truth will speak.
I used to ask, "what am I not getting?" I asked for the truth.
It is amazing that inside of you is a wall built against certain truths.
A buffer of sorts built up to protect you from knowing that which is painful or terrifying.
We then become a prisoner inside of the buffer wall.
Separated from reality.
Reality is seen only when we listen.
I remember feeling that I saw too much. Too much of reality.
When in fact, I heard to much.
Nothing was off limits.
No word was discarded.
All were accepted.
They knew and did nothing.
I don't know who I am.
What I believe.
Where I came from.
My own truths.
The list of things I hadn't heard, all began reciting their lines.
An avalanche of truths flooded me; the truth felt my willingness to hear.
Even while I was trembling with fear.
Breaking the silence, begins with our own ears.
I wonder if the opposite of denial is willingness?
Nope, it is agreement, approval, affirmation, avowal...
Yet, my journey changed completely with my willingness to listen.
And, the one who I had to listen to first, was me.
My inner soul.
When I listened to me, I became Me.
I heard what I loved, what brought me peace and joy.
I heard what broke my heart.
I heard false words with actions that didn't match.
I heard silence, and no remorse. Excuses and defense.
I listened to me, even when others didn't agree.
Our willingness to hear our own truths, is to live with integrity.
Being unable to live your truth, is to live as an imposter.
I am not sure how much of reality you can see if you are not aware of your own truths.
This unwillingness, is the framework of denial.
Which is why our perceptions of reality are often not the same.
We only see with our willingness to listen.
I keep making waves in the sea of unwillingness to listen!