How willing are you to stand in our own truth? Taking a stand is not always easy but it’s always worth it! Usually, when we stand in our truth it is not necessarily in alignment with someone else’s truth. Its takes courage and strength to maintain your personal position.
Oftentimes, the moment we determine to stand in our own truth other people may become threatened or intimated because they think your truth is about them. Each and every person has to do what works best for them. It’s not being selfish, though some might think, it is called exercising self-love. When you are doing what is best for yourself in time you will attract people into your life who are doing the same and they will respectfully honor your truth.
In order to stand in our own truth we have to be willing to draw the line–reestablishing boundaries others may not understand. They may even try to manipulate the situation in an attempt to make you feel guilty or obligated to fulfill their desires. The pressure they assert toward you is an opportunity for you to hold fast to your resolve. Don’t crumble under the pressure. The awkwardness, pain, and discomfort will all pass in time. Yes, some people may leave your life because of your truth. Accept that its time for their departure. Let them go. Then there will be room for someone else. If they were meant to be there they would be. At times people leave and come back during a different season.
No one ever has to apologize for actions of self-preservation. It’s a natural human instinct to protect yourself. If you don’t look out for your who will! Allowing oneself to be subjugated by the demands of another is simply ridiculous. When others sincerely have a place in your life their love for your is unconditional, you are allowed space to evolve as a person and think differently, and they accept you just as you. Be wary when there is someone in your life who wants you to be the way you used to be. Take notice when someone only finds joy in talking about what was instead of finding joy in the present and future with you.
Peace and light,