Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Speak Your Truth

Speak your truth. Whatever it is, however you know it. Give it a voice. It doesn't have to be said aloud or to another, but do confess it, at least to yourself. Acknowledge who you are without the guilt or shame or regret or hesitation. Let there be the purity of intent to simply witness yourself and stay present in that, not needing to defend or justify or explain away any of who you are.

You may not be where you want to end up, but you can only move forward from this one place. And no matter who you are, no matter what you've done, no matter what's been left undone, it's not too late, or you wouldn't be here thinking about these things now.

The light of life and of love still burn inside you, and until they are extinguished, there's hope. And I believe the light of love is eternal, so I suppose that makes me eternally optimistic. There is a gift that lies in the absolute center of each one of us. Don't ignore it just becasue of the other, more visible stuff clamoring for attention.

It's my sincere wish that you can see in yourself the wonder that is there. That you can see past all the scarring and bruising and injuries and wounds. That you can see past the fortresses you've constructed for protection. That you can see past the places that are hollow and empty and arrive at the place where your pure potential still exists, where your heart is still open and alive and full, and where there's nothing but endless possibility.

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