Feelings such as shame, guilt, doubt, envy, anger, and resentment arise whenever we have prevented ourselves from speaking our deepest truths, or withheld a depth of sincerity from being shared with others. With nothing to withhold or hide, the truth is spoken freely – at no one’s expense. The truth contains no form of blame or judgment. Instead, it celebrates how intimately you know yourself by how open and available you’re willing to be. Knowing this, life’s deepest wisdom always remains the same: you’ll feel better when you’re totally honest.
This is why honesty is also the ultimate healing modality. Honesty is the absence of avoidance, no matter what situation appears. Inevitably, life transforms when the value of honesty is no longer dominated by an attachment to convenience or the threat of rejection.
When honesty is regarded as your highest value and acted upon with kindness and compassion in every personal encounter, you invite the precision of life’s inherent perfection into all areas of life. In doing so, every relationship and circumstance transforms at the rate in which true sincerity of heart leads the way. This reveals life’s natural way of being, which cannot be known on the deepest level until you’re being completely honest.” —Matt Kahn (via lucifelle)
One thing that I am going to miss over the next couple of months is intelligent conversations with unexpected people. I will also miss the spontaneity of unexpected phone calls and invitations. I know that there is no guarantee that these things are over, but I have a strong hunch that they are. At least with some people. Because now is the time to grow and move on from the old, at least for those who don’t get emotionally attached to people. I have learned to do the same…but at the moment, I just don’t want to.