Unfortunately, our society systemically operates on “Comforting Lies”. We don’t want to rock the boat, color outside of the lines, be completely and authentically honest with people, unfollow “popular” crowds, trends, and figures, go against what everyone says is truth, keep our integrity at all cost, be held accountable or dare to be bold enough to actually tell someone NO to something that no longer positively serves us.
We duck and hide behind the sweet “white lies” that allow us to play small and remain unchallenged in our dealings. We avoid discomfort at all cost so that we can “feel better” all while rotting from the inside out.
We paddle in the shallow waters of “live YOUR truth”, but dare not wade into the deep sea to seek and discover the “ORIGINAL truth”. But why, you ask? Simple…we are afraid that it will catapult us from our ever loving couch of comfort.
We lose our identity in the crowd of popularity by “going with the flow” but secretly ponder why we aren’t being and doing more for humanity. One of the first steps – in my humble opinion? Jump OUT of the “Comforting Lies” line and transfer to the “Unpleasant Truth” department where we look ourselves in the mirror, ask bold questions, face past & present hurts, correct our attitudes, expect more from ourselves, submit to authority, and stand tall to be the unique, powerful, audacious, and unusually remarkable human beings our Creator strategically put us on this planet to be.
How I long for the day when a new “kind” of human being emerges. It’s not too late. Are you doing your part?
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