The truth is liberating. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember all the lies you've said in the past. As such, speaking the truth will create room for freedom. And when you live in freedom, it's much easier to be happy.
We're taught that we're supposed to keep up appearances and put on a show for other people, even when we don't feel like it. And we do that because we think it will make us look good. But what if it doesn't? What if you look bad because you lied? When you get caught in a lie, the person who caught your lies will never look at you the same way. Lying is a waste of time and detrimental to your future.
But what if there was another option? What if there was a way to be honest with yourself and others without fear that someone would find out and reject you? What if there was a way, to tell the truth about who you are without worrying about getting caught or having anyone judge you for revealing the naked truth behind everything that makes up YOU?
It's possible! It's called authenticity—being honest with yourself and others regardless of the consequences—and it's something we all have inside us. We're all born with it, but somewhere along the way, we lose it. We're afraid of judgment from others, or perhaps we've just forgotten how great it feels to be 100% ourselves all the time. But I promise: it is possible to get back on track. To live your life authentically.
You don't have to make excuses for yourself about why you act like this or that person or why something happened or didn't happen. You don't have to lie about who you really are or try so hard to fit into some mold that doesn't fit right. You no longer have to hide behind masks—you can strip them off and be free!
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!