I never quite knew what that phrase meant until I came upon Byron Kathie and the work of Ester and Jerry Hicks. How could truth set you free? The phrase seemed to be in contrast with its self, but now I understand.
Truth isn’t so much about a knowing as in an increased knowledge out there but of a knowing as in awareness of one’s self. It is not only that kind of awareness but then an acceptance and then a welcomed surrender to the way things are. When you can accept things the way they are be it the annoying way your friend interrupts, the irresponsible behavior of your co-worker, or the dire financial situation you find yourself in, then you are in a space of understanding the truth. It’s accepting that the way the person acts and that this is the way I am. Does it mean you must put up with it? Hardly! A better way to phrase it is that you acknowledge the current situation. You take an attitude of “It is what it is.” Other people are out of your control. You can only control your reaction to whatever is happening. When you can come to this awareness, that’s when freedom takes over. It’s a welcome sigh of relief. It is freedom from anxiety, disappointment and irritable feelings that arise when you are unable to control a person or situation.
Therefore, the saying means to acknowledge and accept the way things currently are occurring in order to be emotionally free from your negative feelings. Only love will remain. Negative feelings do nothing to move you forward, only love can do that. Love is a positive energy force. In “Loving What is”, by Byron Katie, it’s all about acknowledging the way things are and realizing that you create your own negative or positive feelings around the person or situation that is happening. It is a very good self-help book. You can check it out on my resource list at www.yourtrueheartsdesire.com
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