Courage to Live Your Truth


“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” ~Cicero

When we have confusion in life about what path to take, it is generally not because we do not know what we want. Somewhere deep inside we know what we really want.

Confusion often comes within our minds once we start thinking about how others will feel about our choice. We often have two impulses: one is to please ourselves, the other is to please friends and family. If the choice we are making pleases everyone, then there is no problem.

Sometimes what we know is right and true for us brings us into conflict with the desires of others. Whether it is how we are raising our children, a decision to go back to school, who our friends are, a decision to enter or leave a marriage – we may face opposition.

Advice may be offered from many sources, but still, we may feel stressed or unsettled because we know if we follow our truth, someone will be upset with us. This is where courage comes in.

If you know in your heart what is right for you, then you must release the need to receive approval from others, and the need to have them understand. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

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