What does it mean to speak your truth? Certainly it doesn’t mean to remove all filters and verbalize your thoughts as they pop into your mind. Nor does it mean to only speak after careful consideration of each thought with a view as not to offend or challenge anyone else. To speak your truth, you must first understand what your truth is.
Your truth is your passion. It is that which fills you up, makes your body hum, lights your fire. Your passion is that thing that totally consumes you, turning hours into what feels like minutes. It puts you in balance and makes you feel alive.
I suspect you know what your passion is, we all do. If you are honest and forget what society tells you to do as an adult, you know what makes your heart sing. You might have placed your passion in the back corner of your mind, tried to forget such immature thoughts, but it is still there. It is the foundation of who you are. It must be, for when your passion dissolves into nothingness, so do you.
“But I now have house payments, car payments, children, a boss, a spouse, and a multitude of other things that take priority over any passion. Passion is for young people to play with and then forget so that they can grow up and be responsible….” Really?? Get over yourself and tell whoever put that nonsense in your head to get in the back seat!
Passion is the reason to live. This life is hard enough not to be living your passion, your truth every day. Remember your passion and live it, everything else will take care of itself.
Remember where you put your passion. Go get it, dust it off and polish it up. Your passion is quite literally your foundation. It is what everything else rest upon. Close your eyes and think about that which makes your heart sing. That which is your passion in this life. Remember when you wanted to do nothing else. How does that make you feel? Lighter? Does your body hum? Is there a smile on your face? You have just brought your being into balance. Feels good, doesn’t it? Just be and know that this can be yours every day.
Speaking your truth is learning to live your passion. As you turn your thoughts and words to that which makes you happy, you will manifest that very life. It takes faith and it takes courage, but it takes just one step forward each day. Notice how you feel and step into that feeling everyday without judgment or expectation of where it might lead you. Trust that your truth and your passion will lead the way. It is a grand adventure and it is how we are meant to live.
We are all part of the whole yet each one is different. We are like the pieces in a huge jigsaw puzzle. Each piece is different, yet we can only create the whole if each one of us is present and in the right place. It is your passion that tells you the right place to be. Your passion will balance your being and sync you up with those around you. It will give you the sense of belonging and purpose that we all seek.
Now we are doing yoga….
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer, and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out Yoga Dude for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.