Over the last few weeks, I've had several situations come up, where I had to be totally honest with a friend.
I would NEVER intentionally hurt an enemy, let alone a friend; but when I make a commitment to be a friend to someone, honesty
at all cost is an unspoken "part of the deal". I'm far from perfect, but I do try and keep to my core affirmations of Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Commitment and Truth. My ultimate life-goal is to be able to make every decision based on these five beliefs
- causing me to be true to myself.
Some days, this is definitely easier than others; but at the end of the day, I have to be able to look myself in that proverbial mirror. For the first 30-ish years of my life, I didn't live true to myself. Now,
I can no longer "roll" that way. If I make a decision that isn't based on my afirmations, chaos ensues, and all I can hear is static in my head until I get myself out of that situation, and my life back on track.
Honesty is also expected
in return. I would rather deal with a little "fallout" from someone being honest, up front, than find out later they hadn't been honest with me.
Not being true to oneself is one of the many hazards of Domestic Violence. Victims are often manipulated,
controlled, and told what to believe - head games. One way to battle this, is to begin to be true to yourself, in subtle ways. No one can control your mind, unless you give them full access. Take yourself back piece by piece. Always remember, your
safety is of major importance, and perpetrators do NOT want you to be true to yourself. That means they're not in control. Remember, you deserve better than that!!!
As always, thank you, have a good day, and be safe... #NOMORE #KNOWMORE