Day 22 of The Vulnerability Challenge: What is my truth?
I never understood the expression “to stand in your truth”. It sounded like something that great people do that makes Oprah Winfrey want to interview them. But I didn’t get it.
In the same way that I never really knew how to answer the question ‘what do you want?’, all these things sounded vague and unreachable.
Except that maybe not knowing what you want is just a way of saying, “I don’t want to admit what I want because then I won’t have an excuse for not going for it.”
Oprah doesn’t interview people who don’t know what they want.
So I decided to admit what I wanted and take responsibility for going for it. Maybe then my truth would appear. And it did. When I finally spoke what I wanted into the world, when I stopped hiding my big dream behind a smaller one, it came.
Behind the chatter and noise of the familiar voices of worry and doubt, I heard something different… not from the outside but from the place you breathe into when you take a deep breath. It came from a kind of certainty, the place where integrity, strength and belonging come from. It came from the person I’m meant to be and it said:
“Find me the arena and I will show up”
This is the only way I know how to describe ‘my truth’. It’s the voice that calls you out of yourself into something much greater than you’ve imagined before. It comes through when you tune out the chatter of your internal doubts and fears and the external messages about what you should chase after and say and look like.
My truth is the transformative energy that comes from falling in love with everything that has ever happened to me to make me who I am today and that will drive me to be who I’ll be tomorrow.
My truth is the desire to find arenas completely outside my comfort zone that are big enough to draw out the best, the greatest, the impossible, the powerhouse in me.
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