Speaking Your Truth

Speaking Your Truth

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Open up awareness. Observe when your actions, thoughts and words are
incongruent. Harm is done to self and others when feeling and thinking one way and then speaking and acting another way.

Accept your feelings. Be truthful about your feelings to yourself. Are you feeling uncomfortable, nervous or frightened about speaking up?

Look at your motivation and the harm. Am I “editing” my thoughts and why? What am I frightened of? What am I avoiding dealing with by not speaking my truth? What is my pay-off for avoiding the truth?  How does this harm me and my future?

Remove words should, can’t, try, but and if from your vocabulary. These are defeating words that allow failure, blame, guilt and victimization of self and others. Add words yes, can, and, will…

Know that No is OK. To say no to others is safe and empowering. It is your right to respect your time and energies without taking on guilt.

Speak to others with “I.” I feel disappointed; I disagree with you, are statements that empower you and do not make others feel wronged.

Speak your truth every day. It takes practice and awareness and as time goes by it becomes natural.

Speak from your heart. We can express our truth with kindness to others without crushing feelings while being direct and clear.


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