When you express your truth, you strengthen your magnetic effect.
Some people and opportunities will draw closer to you,
while other people and opportunities will pull away from you.
More and more, I prefer these polarized effects.
They sculpt. They add contour and clarity.
They create the difference between a nebulous cloud
you can only look at, and an actual life you can adjust to fit you.
It is not vainglorious to seek or create a life that fits you.
Sharing your truth (what you know or feel to be certain
about a particular thing) takes a glob of indecision, or faint
expression, and turns it into something you not only recognize,
but craved all along. And the best part? Everyone remains okay!
Better than okay, actually. Sure, others may not like or approve
of your expressed truth, but in those uneasy situations, you get
to taste the matured freedom of living with rejection and disapproval.
You get to know for sure that your survival is not dependent upon
the blessing of others. This liberation isn't to make you
an insensitive jerk, but a high-soaring soul (who will find that
gentleness is the seed that altitude plants in every seeker's heart).
So, speak up. Sculpt. Be willing to whittle, chisel and trust
that sharing your truth is good. It is The Point. Or one of them, anyway :-)
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾