I believe we are each given free will to discover the infinite powers that live within each of us. It is the source of our dreams, creativity, self-identity, and what makes us unique and one of a kind. By knowing we make our own choices, we understand we will always be our own keeper, healer, judge, and advocate. That is what helps keep us authentic.
True happiness probably cannot exist if the things we believe in are different from what we actually do. Growth does not come from pretending. Growth comes from having the guts to step out and use your own words, not the words of others. The power and ability to reach out with spoken and written words is beyond measure. We all have heard or read stories in different media formats that we intuitively know will affect the author and the readers and listeners. The power of words impacts everything and can never be taken back once spoken or written.
Then know lies do more damage than truth, as they seem to spread faster and further. If we all lived authentically and truthfully, would lying even be necessary? Would you lie to avoid telling someone a truth that would hurt them? Would you still be authentic if you did?
If you can’t describe the truth, then leave elegance to the traitors.
That’s my truth.