Amazing what one thinks of while doing lateral lunges.
So here it is....
Lucky the last two years words were COURAGE and BRAVE if I am to tackle TRUTH
I don't know that I have a fully formed idea of what it is about TRUTH that compels me to be a student of it in 2018 but I do know that it is a deeply held value of mine. It is a precious thing and so easily distorted and obscured.
These are days of "fake news" and "#Metoo" and the death of net neutrality and algorithms that determine my newsfeed and internet searches.
Has the truth ever been more elusive?
My perpetual quest to be a person of integrity means I strive to both speak and live the truth as I understand it. And isn't that just the thing.... as I see it, as I understand it... We live in an age of relativism having rejected absolutism for the dangerous and arrogant places it drives us to.
But this relativism leaves truth in murky water, on shaky ground. I am all for considering multiple perspectives but I am also all for calling BS. Nicely, of course.
So I will try to seek truth, speak truth and live truth. I will call out lies when encountered and falsehood when I am sure of it.
But I suspect the hardest thing will be accepting the truth...about myself.
I am still so enslaved to the negative voices in my head, so addicted to comparison and so unable to see myself as others do. I try to outrun those thoughts and messages I send myself but I am determined to face myself, the truth of my heart and mind and body (ugh body too?) and show up in my life and in the lives of those I love and know and lead and walk through life alongside.
I will speak truth kindly when I need to
I will shout truth loudly if convicted to
I will listen to truth (even about myself) when it is spoken to me
(PS - One Small Word had its genesis HERE and it is my 8th year of doing it - for some of my past one little word's click HERE for 2011 - 2015)