Monday Morning #Motivation
“Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?” ― John Steinbeck
Often times as humans we get “caught up.” We get wrapped up in impulses, desires, money, power, the want to be believed and accepted; amongst other things. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that nothing makes me happier than the truth. For a long time I was living a dishonest life, simply because I was not being straight forward with myself. I wanted honesty from everyone around me but I wasn’t necessarily willing to be truthful to who I really was. Being “caught up” in the wrong things with the wrong people was nothing short of negative energy and my karma was off. Not only was I not open to being 100% truthful with myself and purpose, the people around me weren’t being honest. Not in the sense of out right “lying” but simply being conflicted spiritually. At the end of the day we must exude what we want to get back from the world. I try my best to share my heart and my kindness because for a long time I didn’t. I was hardened by daddy issues, dysfunctional relationships and feeling unworthy. Your space and sanity is sacred, stay mindful of that. When I noticed that I rather someone be extremely blunt with me than cover up the truth with sugar and sweet nothings, I started looking in the mirror and being honest with the person looking back at me. Honesty is important for a healthy spirit. I wasn’t who I thought I was. After losing a lot of “friends” who weren’t willing to change for the better and not being able to find a partner because I wanted all these things I wasn’t willing to give in return, God forced me to have “me time” for a good 3 months I was alone and forced to reflect on the type of woman I was to become. Now, I feel like I can be 100% with myself which in turn allows me to be completely transparent. I have no secrets, I love hard, without fear and I appreciate people who are honest and open more than ever now. I shifted my space and my world turned with me. Telling myself the truth about so many things I was scared to admit when I had time alone with my thoughts, built me into a woman who I now feel is resilient. Your thoughts and the people around you can mold you or break you. Chose to live and let live, love and let love. Be honest in your heart and with others around you. We can’t truly love ourselves if we honestly have no clue who we really are.
Handle the truth with care.
Happy Monday! Have a great week. xo