Teachable Tuesday|Speak Your Truth

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This is the message of my teachable moment this week. The only thing I would revise is “courageous” instead of fearless. If we wait until fear dissipates we might not ever act because fear can manifest in many forms.

If we choose to move forward in truth, gentleness, and love despite fear that’s courageous. I’ve often let fear hold me back from speaking up on several issues in the past. Over the 9 months I’ve been blogging, I’ve found myself becoming more courageous. I’ve been able to speak my truth from a place of love and kindness and been humbled by the supportive way it’s been received (even on difficult topics).

I want to thank all of you that support and respect the views expressed here by myself and fellow bloggers commenting. I love the community we have here and that people feel comfortable to share their opinions knowing even if they aren’t shared they’ll be respected. I encourage you to find your voice and speak your truth remembering to check the intentions behind it and the way in which you’re communicating it to ensure it’s being delivered in a way that it can be received. Not only does checking your intention help you communicate your message but it helps you make sure you’re in alignment with your values and integrity ❤


What are your thoughts on this post? Have you found your voice? Do you speak your truth? Do you check your intentions before sharing it? If you aren’t speaking your truth, what’s holding you back? Feel free to get the conversation started in the comments! 

4 Replies to “Teachable Tuesday|Speak Your Truth”

  1. I do speak my truth, sometimes too often. Sometimes in a way that hurts others, even when that isn’t my intention. I think a lot about what I am going to say before I say it, wording it correctly and respectfully. However, sometimes I think more about how I would like to hear the information, not how it is best heard by others. Life is too short, so I try to say what is on my mind so that we can all move on. I like to say, “you may be able to call me a bitch, but you will never be able to call me a liar.”

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    1. That’s interesting. It reminds me of the Golden Rule- do unto others as you would have others do unto you. I think if we are mindful and take it a step further, we’ll treat others the way they want to be treated in turn others would treat us the way we want to be.

      I don’t think it’s about walking on eggshells and making sure we sugarcoat everything. I do think it’s important to check ourselves because much harm can be done in the name of honesty. I used to be brutally honest in reality that was my excuse to be nasty. I’m not perfect but I’ve come a long way. When I share my truth now I share it in a way that doesn’t come off as abrasive or self-righteous. My intention delivers my message ❤

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  2. I feel more confident with my blog, but I try to be careful it doesn’t come across as arrogance. Especially as I’ve been accused of that in real life. (I know, shocking!)
    What you say regarding intentions, that’s the key. Am I trying to be helpful, to bring a smile or lift a mood, or am I just trying to be smart? I should post that on my computer! 🙂

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