In order to begin our healing process, there is something we must be willing to do.
It is not just about taking better care of ourselves or changing our lifestyle.
It is about something far deeper and more difficult.
To start the journey to healing and wholeness we must be willing to speak our truth.
The truth about how we feel deep inside.
The truth about our pain and suffering.
The truth about our desires and secret wishes.
Without admitting to ourselves what we are experiencing, without admitting what we are feeling, without admitting to ourselves what we truly want, we cannot move forward.
What we hide inside ourselves will continue to control us.
What we shun and fear will continue to affect our lives.
The truth we deny within ourselves will fester and grow until it must come out.
It is not easy to admit the truth to ourselves.
It takes courage to be brutally honest about how we feel and what we want.
Yet we do it not for others, but for ourselves.
To be whole again
To be at peace.
To heal the deepest wounds that stay with us our whole lives.
These are the wounds that kill us, if we do not address them.
These are the wounds that drive us, if we do not speak them out loud.
It is only by shining the light of our own truth upon the blackest corners of our soul that we free ourselves from their shackles.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant