Why don’t we speak our truth?
Because we fear losing something which is ironic because not speaking your truth sets you up in the same way. Often we say we do not want to hurt others by our words but the reality is it is us who do not want to be hurt. How do you have that awkward conversation? How do you say what you need to say without blaming, being judgmental or making a bad situation worst?
“Speaking your truth is an essential aspect of living a life of passion, fulfillment, and authenticity. However, for many of us, myself included, it is much easier to talk about speaking our truth than it is to actually do it.” Mike Robbins
How do you speak your truth and honor all in involved?
- If you can write down what you want to say beforehand and then read it aloud to yourself
- Ask if this was said to me what would my reaction be?
- Then take out anything which blames, points a finger, shames or is covered with emotion
- Then read the new slimline version out loud again.
- Ask does it attack the issue not the person or does it bring up the other things from 10 years ago you are still angry at
- Stick to the issue at hand and stay on topic
And remember your truth may not be someone else`s so be prepared to listen to the other person`s side of the story with as much respect as they have given you.