If you're using your voice, but not grounded in the essence of your true self, then you're not speaking your truth; you're merely speaking your mind. #RTA
You are not responsible for what people do with your words. But YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WORDS.
FISH TANK ANALOGY:
You are the water, and your words are the fish.
"We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are." -Anaïs Nin
When NOT to factor in the possibility that your words will trigger your audience:
When TO factor in the possibility that your words will trigger your audience:
The only time it's okay to forego the task of crafting your words around how they might affect the other person is when the whole of your person is already enveloped in love and empathy for them. And that's only because you've already eliminated the possibility that anything you say could be hurtful. In that case, the only problems they have with your words are the problems they themselves create.
YOU CAN'T SPEAK YOUR TRUTH IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR TRUTH. #RTA
And your truth is your self. So you have to start by knowing yourself.
Figuring out who you are starts with figuring out who you're not:
"Maybe the journey isn't so much about BECOMING anything. Maybe it's about UNBECOMING everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place." -Gregg Braden
Your True North is not WHAT you're supposed to DO in this life. It's WHO you're supposed to BE.
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