All of us have our truth. Some of us bask in it like a child frolicking in the summer sunshine. Others cower from it in shadows of a façade. What I know for sure is that it takes courage to embrace your true reflection in the mirror. It’s a sign of maturity. So here’s my attempt to face my truth.
I’ve just returned from my whirlwind trip to Los Angeles, California. The sights and sound of the city were captivating and invigorating but more times than I thought was possible I had to face some hard truths.
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I remember vividly how I felt on the day of the trip that we missed one of our pre-planned excursions. (It had to be re-scheduled for the next day.)
I watched as other couples in the same predicament dealt with their situations with determination to make the best of it, while I had the opposite occurrence.
It wasn't an ideal day.
I wish the day would have progressed differently but it didn't. Things were said that hurt deeply. I wish I could re-write it like a movie in need of a new script. but it was my truth...on that day.
Relationships and people aren't perfect but we have to embrace the lessons we learn along the way. In the interim, all of us have to live our lives as honestly as possible. Laugh when we want to laugh, forgive when we also seek forgiveness, speak up when we want to talk, and take time to be alone when we need that to, without worry that our relationships can’t withstand the weight of any of us standing 100% in our authenticity.
Either our bond will be resilient to the truth of our reality or it will crumble under its weight, but it will be what God intended. All of us must trust His wisdom over our own. (UPDATE: This relationship officially ended on Sept 3, 2013.)
I’ll post the photos from my L.A. trip soon for those that care to view them. It was memorable because it reminded me to have self-compassion and to listen to my intuition again.
Below is India.Arie’s second single from her highly-anticipated fifth studio album, SongVersation. It's my summer anthem. It’s called “Just Do You.” Take a listen and be uplifted.
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