Sometimes we have to suck it up and know in our heart what is true, and that sometimes even teachers can be idiots.” It was a great value he gave his daughter. He gave her credit for her knowledge.
He went on to explain to me that it’s sometimes what we have to deal with at work. Our bosses can be idiots, or the upper management. Sometimes we have to feel inside that we know is true, while ignoring that the lie we have to accept is only temporary.
I suddenly remembered this story when I was working with a client. She felt the truth resonate within her ever being. She had to tolerate something she didn’t like. At one point, she had to choose whether to move on, or endure a lie.
In our lives, we’ve been fed lies. In school we were trained to think a certain way, as we were educated we were conditioned to believe all kinds of things. We were trained not to pay attention to signals in our bodies that alerted us to these lies. It went on with jobs, relationships and other situations that we put ourselves into that we knew deep inside that weren’t true.
So many times, we’ve ignored these things. If we ignore them long enough, we get headaches, upset stomachs, and other stress illnesses.
When we look at ourselves, we may recognize the lies we have believed. Sometimes we have to dig further. The only way to really be sure is to see where it sits within our inner self. If it’s not true to our inner core, we will feel an unsettled feeling in our body somewhere.
Sometimes I sit outside and relax, or I go for a walk. The answer eventually comes to me. The truth comes out in ripples around me. Once I know what is true in my soul, I am fine with whatever action I chose to take.
Knowing the truth is liberating.
“The truth shall set you free.”