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Are You Avoiding Your Own Truth?

Healing, Life LessonsGuest Writer
Why do you avoid facing the truth?
Facing the truth upfront rather than turning from it will keep your life moving in a forward and positive direction.

Most of us have had the experience of being in possession of a piece of truth that we were afraid to share because we knew it would not be well received.

There are also instances in which we ourselves have been unable to handle some truth confronting us.

This might be a small truth, such as not wanting to see that our car needs repairs because we don't want to pay for them, or a large truth, such as not fully accepting that someone close to us is pushing us away. Usually the truth is evident, and we can see it if we choose, but we have elaborate ways of hiding the truth from ourselves, no matter how apparent it is. 

For the most part, we avoid the truth because it scares us, or makes us angry, or makes us feel like we don't know what to do. We often create our lives based on a particular understanding, and if that understanding turns out to be fully or even partially incorrect, we may feel that our whole sense of reality is being threatened.

It takes a strong person to face the truth in circumstances like these, and many of us run for cover instead.

Nevertheless, we can only avoid the truth for so long before it begins to make itself known in ever more forceful ways. 

Ultimately, there is no way to avoid the truth, no matter how painful it is, so the sooner we let down our defenses, the better. When we know the truth and accept that we may have to adjust our lives to accommodate, we are in alignment with reality.

At the same time, we can be patient with people around us who have a hard time seeing the truth, because we know how painful it can be.

Whatever the truth is, we make a sincere effort not to close our eyes to it, but instead to be grateful that we have access to it.


MADISYN TAYLOR | WRITER

Best-selling author Madisyn Taylor is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the popular inspirational Website DailyOM. A recognized leader in self-help and New Thought Spirituality, she has more than 15 years experience in personal development and alternative-healing methodologies. When not working, Madisyn can be found meditating in her garden and communing with nature.

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She has had the pleasure of mentoring women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to their own guidance, and experience greater love and fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and joy in their lives.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

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The Truth about Healing & Finding Happiness

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Knowing Yourself is the beginning of all Wisdom

Maybe you've been doing this self help, self development thing for a while? Maybe you've spent some time in therapy, read a book, or 150 books on taking the leap of faith and how to leverage the Universe to create happiness.

But none of it has worked.

But how many years did you build on the old foundation?

Might it take a little time to instill this new foundation of who you really are in this lifetime and how you desire to be, act, and feel?

There is no secret cure all pill, there is no magic 8 ball with all the answers. Happiness is a constant choice and state of being regardless of your external circumstances.  This may be difficult to grasp at first, but once you understand that you are your own source of wisdom, life challenges take on new meaning.

In going within you can discover the insight of the answer that you already know within your heart and body.

But no one can make you act on that awareness. 

That is your choice and it is up to you to do the action.

You can learn what the Masters have taught for thousands of years and what thousands of people have practiced to reach happiness and fulfillment. 

and.....

There is one truth.

Only you can know the truth, only you can act on the truth, only you can make the choice.

As we have new awareness, new experiences become available to us. As we have new awareness we realize new opportunities to make different choices.

Learning our own wisdom is the greatest gift and most effective tool to fix, heal, create and recreate our lives. 

You can go to yoga class, you can be taught yoga, you can know the benefits of yogic practice, you can observe the changes that happen after years of practicing yoga.

but....

No one can make you do yoga.

Well, maybe there is one person.

You.

No one can make you have the benefits of yoga, unless you are the one engaging in the act of doing and being.

If I do yoga once a week, will I see some benefit? Maybe yes, maybe no.

Does this mean the teachings don't work and the teachers are lying to me?

If I practice yoga once a week for 10 years, 20 years, will I see the benefits of yoga?

What if I practice yoga everyday for 10 years, for 20 years? What do I imagine will happen then?

It always comes down to a choice. It is that simple and that complicated. 

Awareness is the key to making a different choice. What you do with the awareness is what makes the difference.   

You can sit at the feet of an Enlightened Master and be accepted as his student, and he can teach you Zen and the ways to enlightenment, but he cannot make you become enlightened.

That part you have to do on your own.

Everyone has to arrive on our own terms, by our own actions. This is the secret to enlightenment.

In creating a new daily practice based on your inner wisdom you are laying a new foundation for your life.


The most important journey you can ever take is from your head to your heart. It can be the most difficult and the longest, but once you get there you know who you are, and why you're here.

And that makes all the difference in the world.

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Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

She has had the pleasure of mentoring women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to their own guidance, and experience greater love and fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and joy in their lives.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose.