What the world doesn’t need is another spiritual pithy statement, but, lessons come in all forms and what the world does need is more openness and acceptance. It’s ok to receive, we don’t always have to give. In fact, if we are just giving, we are stunting the growth in ourselves and others. Walk with your head held high and palms up. When we hold our palms open to the sky we are ready for the gifts of the Universe, God or whatever higher power you believe. Sounds weird, I know, however, I want you to be cognizant that you are worthy of receiving, of accepting your truth.
One of my many epiphanies occurred during the cooldown of my yoga class. The young naive optimistic instructor was sharing life guidance tips, something I have always found amusing from my jaded cynical heart. This time was different, I listened to my breathing, opened my palms to the sky and heard her words in the background, “seek your truth, know your truth, accept your truth.” These simple words were so powerful because, at that moment, I accepted my truth and my soul filled with peace. I had been struggling with a deep pain of a severely injured relationship, a casualty of the divorce. I struggled because I could not understand someone I loved so deeply could not, would not seek, know nor accept the truth. It is a truth so obvious and one we all l lived. I’ve cried many tears, given till I could not feasibly give anymore, reached out, only to be denied. I have watched salty tears blinked back, and salt a wounded heart. My pain deepening as I shouted, “I am here. I am the one who is/was always here, loving you unconditionally, waiting…” I want to shout so much more but tearing down another to make yourself look better is not living with good heart and only creates more hurt. Knowing the truth doesn’t mean you have to make a choice, me or him or the highway. Accepting the truth means your heart is open to love, and acceptance of even an ugly truth, but your heart is still open to receive love.
Spiritually, I received my message. We all receive and accept our truths at a time right for us. Despite our interconnectedness, I cannot force or even encourage someone else’s truth. Accepting my truth, meant letting go of judgment and accept the good things about me. I am not perfect. I am a good mother. I did the right thing, even if others don’t see it or understand. I act without malice. I can close my eyes every night knowing I did the right thing. My heart is open to receive, palms are up, and peace fills my being. Embracing my truth, I wait.
“The things I carry are my thoughts. That’s it. They are the only weight. My thoughts determine whether I am free and light or burdened.”
― Kamal Ravikant,