You Can’t Handle The Truth.
Well, at least not all at once. People say they want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But is that true? Practical experience will teach you that it is the right thing to do although in many cases it has to be softened or diluted in order to be heard and accepted.
Whether it’s telling your significant other that “the outfit doesn’t bring out their best features” or the break up line “it’s not you, it’s me”- we realise that the undiluted direct truth, even with compassion, may not be well received.
In fact, the hardest truths to hear are the truths about ourselves.
When we are willing to see ourselves and accept ourselves without the filters, masks and stories that cloud our vision, then we’ll be on the path to self discovery, growth and personal wealth (and I’m not just talking about money)
I say all of that to say this….
The truth is like syrup. For those who have an appetite, they can consume it, but for most it’s too sweet, it has to be diluted with the water of compassion and empathy. People have to be led or directed to a place where they can have insights that, over time, will allow them to be able to deal with ‘the sweet stuff’. Ensure that truth is diluted or mixed with nothing else.
We’re all doing the best we can for where we are and what we know right now. If there is no appetite to digest it all at once, then maybe it can be taken over time and – though diluted – it’s still taken in.
Puzzle me this, puzzle me that….
Ask yourself “Am I really ready to hear the truth about [insert one of your areas of insecurity here]?” If you are really ready then it’s time to take action and put yourself in a place, forum or position where you will be told the truth by people who care. Your job, at that point, is to listen, learn and take it on board without being defensive. When you can do that…… you are in a VERY elite group of people. This group happens be the group that learn and earn more than anyone else because they realise that ‘the truth shall set you free’