Be the Change by Being Bold and Speaking your Truth
O’ Great Spirit
help me always
to speak the truth,
to listen with an open mind
when others speak,
and to remember the peace
that may be found in silence.
- Cherokee Indian Prayer
Being bold allows us to speak the truth and to listen to that still voice inside with an open heart; sometimes in silence and sometimes through words. I wrote a post on last week on “Believing in yourself” and this may be the first step to boldness.
So why aren’t we all more bold? The #1 Cause…..
FEAR: The fear of not appearing as if you’re kind or nice, or the fear of disapproval from someone you care about. There are two human emotions and they are all based out of fear or love. So why not love yourself into boldness?!
Boldness is all about stating what you mean and meaning what you say in love and kindness; it’s living in your authentic truth even when you know that it may not be what the other person wants to hear and yet loving yourself more to say what you mean in order to be understood. Understanding gives way to peace. Without peace there is no understanding.
We lose our sense of boldness from the time of youth when our parents tell us to be nice. Young children are bold, they state what they want, and can be brutally honest. Maybe it’s time to change our belief system from what we have been taught about boldness and lay new groundwork so we can live in truth and harmony with others by speaking our truth through love. When we witness the truth, all of the lies that we believe cannot survive.
What does being bold look like to you? Boldness to me looks like self confidence, someone that respects and loves themselves enough to express how they feel with loving words. A person that is not afraid to ask for what they want or need. We at times are afraid to ask because we don’t want to be disappointed; we much rather push things under the rug until they come back out to bite us and then we have to face these issues again for they will come back to teach us. Trust me, if you don’t deal with something, it will come back so the lesson can be learned once and for all; a good tool may be being bold.
As Iylana Vanzant (inspirational speaker and spiritual teacher) stated in a post on Facebook the other day:
It’s not the problem, the people, or the situation. It is your resistance to the problem, the people, or the situations which causes anger, fear, or frustration. Whatever comes at you is coming to teach you or heal you. Whatever you do, don’t push the experience away. If you do, it will show up later with more force and urgency.
Maybe it’s time to get out of the box and your comfort zone and get bold with your life through the practice of loving kindness with yourself for the situation will keep showing up. Take baby steps and start with the things you consider little. You will be surprised at what happens as you use your inner power to express exactly what you want in a loving way. Believe in yourself, and believe in your boldness to say exactly what you need to say.
Know that you don’t have to be rude to be bold but you do have to be brave to be bold.
Once you state things from a loving heart and you live in your authentic truth, you will feel so much better about yourself and the situation at hand; you will reside in peace. It’s quite empowering to know that all that boldness is within you and you can express exactly how you feel when done with a heart of love.
Be the change that you want to see in the world by being bold through a loving heart….
Remember, may the possibilities of today excite us ALL!