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Speaking Your Truth
Many people tell me that it is hard for them to speak up and tell others exactly what they think. I remember growing up and feeling like it was wrong to tell someone something that could hurt their feelings. Many times I would hold my true thoughts and feelings inside for fear that someone might get upset with me. Sometimes this can turn into a passive pattern, which can lead to allowing others to walk on us. Through the years and after some pain I learned to speak my truth. I learned that what I felt was valuable and that if others had a problem with it, then they were not truly a friend. I learned to stand up for myself and to be assertive regardless of the risks. How have you learned to Speak Your Truth and to stand up for what you truly believe in?
User: Paul
Posts: 4
By questioning all answers.
The word truth is hard to define even with others. So I ask questions pertaining to the aqnswer I don't understand so as to get a answer I can elaborate on. Ones truth can be many ways of answering someone. Even if it's answer to amke the other person think about there answer. Paul
Post Date:12-16-2012 2:39 pm
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User: Jen
Posts: 32

Hello Carmen, I have learned to speak my truth through meditation. Meditation has helped me uncover how I was truly feeling, realize that it is okay for me to have feelings, and it is 100% okay for me to acknowledge and express those feelings. I used to bury my feelings with food so that I didn't have to feel them. Now, I share my feelings with others and if they don't like what I am feeling, thats too bad. I am allowed to feel the way I feel! Don't get me wrong: I take others feelings into consideration too, so I don't go around telling people off or anything. I reveal my feelings gently and with respect to everyone involved. Jen
Post Date:01-09-2011 11:10 am
Quoted By: Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW, CAATS
Speaking Your Truth
Hi Jen, Thank you for sharing. It is such an important lesson to listen to our inner voice and meditation is a great way to hear our own soul. I used to ignore that inner voice for fear of others acceptance but I learned that only was a path of pain. I feel so much better now that I can be honest and kind- but firm about what I truly feel or believe. Of course we always take other feelings into consideration but we also learn that it's okay to speak what we feel-even if it is not the status quo or what our peers feel. No harm comes to us when we speak our truth, only when we don't or continue not to. I am so happy for you that you are doing this for yourself! Each day I is a new day and I continually listen to that inner voice and speak my true feelings-even if they are uncomfortable. I feel that many addictions out there in our fellow man have to do with this very thing. Everyone copes in their own way- I too stuffed my feelings with food-food always made me feel better. Some people stuff by smoking, drinking, over-working, exercising, extreme dieting. All human beings cope in the best ways that they can, even though they are not always the most healthy ways. Thanks for sharing, Carmen
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User: Carmen Turner-Schott,
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Speaking Your Truth
Hi Jen, Thank you for sharing. It is such an important lesson to listen to our inner voice and meditation is a great way to hear our own soul. I used to ignore that inner voice for fear of others acceptance but I learned that only was a path of pain. I feel so much better now that I can be honest and kind- but firm about what I truly feel or believe. Of course we always take other feelings into consideration but we also learn that it's okay to speak what we feel-even if it is not the status quo or what our peers feel. No harm comes to us when we speak our truth, only when we don't or continue not to. I am so happy for you that you are doing this for yourself! Each day I is a new day and I continually listen to that inner voice and speak my true feelings-even if they are uncomfortable. I feel that many addictions out there in our fellow man have to do with this very thing. Everyone copes in their own way- I too stuffed my feelings with food-food always made me feel better. Some people stuff by smoking, drinking, over-working, exercising, extreme dieting. All human beings cope in the best ways that they can, even though they are not always the most healthy ways. Thanks for sharing, Carmen
Post Date:01-09-2011 5:13 pm
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