On being true

We fill our days and weeks. Our calendars are full of events, tasks, to do lists etc. But how often do we stop and ask ourselves why we have committed to all these things?

There is so much noise around us that it is often very difficult to stop and look internally to discover what drives us. But we owe it to ourselves…to be true to ourselves.

Life can be overwhelming, stressful, and tiring. But we need to stop for a moment and truly ask ourselves the difficult questions. Be true, be sincere, and be honest about your answers.

Being true

Be true

Why am I doing this?

Who am I doing this for?

What do I want from this?

Where am I going with it?

Answering these questions truly and sincerely will show us what direction we are going in, and if we’re actually happy with that direction.

It’s difficult to listen to our own voice, to look inside, to be true with ourselves.

But shouldn’t we stop to at least think about what we have filled our lives with and how “I” am reflected in the actions of my life? Am I really being true to myself?

Being true

So they tell me to look inside
But what is there to look at?
Where do I even begin? 

I stop and listen
I want to be inspired
I want to be content
But where do I begin?

There really is so much noise
Even inside it’s still there
So how do I block it out?
And where do I begin?

I need to make the time
I need to have the silence
And ask myself, why?
And then I have begun

Why did I say that?
Why did I write that?
Why did I do that?
Who was it all for?

I know where I need to turn
I know who will help me
I just have to ask
I just have to be true

Embracing the silence

There is a lot of power in words. There are the words you hear, and the words you speak. The words you read, and the words you write. The words that come from the inner, and the words that come from the outer. However, to understand the words, to appreciate them, and to embrace them, we need silence.

It is in embracing the silence, in embracing the still moments, where we really gain an understanding of what is going on. Reflecting on what is happening around us, on what is happening to us, on what we are doing, and on why we are doing it.

Just stop.

Pause for a moment.

Embrace the silence…

It is in the stopping
It is in the pausing
It is in the reflecting
It is in the presence of the moment

This is when we hear our hearts

The silence is awkward
The silence is uncomfortable
The silence is honest
The silence is truth

This is when I know myself

I can hear my heart
I can hear my thoughts
I can hear my emptiness
I can hear my desperation

This is when I embrace the silence