— (via psych-facts)
— ― Thérèse de Lisieux, Collected Letters of St Therese of Lisieux
The world is going to tell you many things; among them the need to do away with your beliefs and convictions, a need to re-adjust and conform. The world will tell you that you’ve wasted time holding on to your gut feel and that critical thinking wins, but here’s one thing I learned about the world: it doesn’t quite know jack sh*t.
Over the Christmas season, a homily shared the value of establishing our hearts. The message was simple, to get to the end goal, we needed to start planting our roots in what mattered. We needed to start saying YES to the opportunities that presented themselves. But first and foremost, we needed to start acknowledging our own TRUTHS.
For what it’s worth, our truths are the feelings we possess about certain situations. They become our moral compass. Our truths are quite simply, the inner voice that we possess, the heart of the matter from which our passions are born. Our truths, no matter how bizarre, are what we need to hold on to lest we compromise the quality of our convictions.
I realized, that when our truths are questioned, we cannot help but sway with the tide. They ruffle our feathers, overwhelm us, and leave us lost in the dark; only to realize thereafter that one thing still remains, our gut feel was right.
Simply put, valuing your own truth means trusting your intuition. Trusting your intuition means strengthening your convictions, paying attention to the details, and welcoming your subconscious messages to surface. Valuing your truth means being certain of your own “dip stick”, it’s training your mind and body to send you the signals that you need.
Value your truths because it’s your life to lead. Value them before you get lost. Value them because these are what make you most real. Value them because you value your very self.