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Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
-- Mary Oliver
 

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Stick with the truth

Your situation is the way it is no matter what you tell yourself or others about it. You can choose what to do about it, but you cannot successfully choose to alter the reality of what has already come to pass.

Though the truth may be painful, deceiving yourself or anyone else will inevitably lead to even more pain. Truth, as difficult as it may be, provides the only starting point from which you can actually move forward.

Deception can be very convenient, but only for about thirty seconds. After that the usefulness of deception decays quickly, taking the quality of your life along with it.

Start with the truth and stick with the truth. Whatever its cost, whatever its pain in the short term is compensated many times over by benefit in the long run.

No experience, no situation, no extenuating circumstance makes truth any less essential. No excuse, no clever justification will enable you to escape what is real and what is true.

Truth obliges you to deal with reality. And that’s always a powerful, rewarding thing for you to be doing.

— Ralph Marston

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