Often I share a quote from my other site – Create heART – and you can head over there and see that other quote and journal prompt. BUT today I want to share with you something I read last night. Because it kicked my butt, and maybe it will kick yours.
(because we often need your butts spiritually kicked)
“Lying to yourself and other people about what you need, want, like, or do not like, is akin to having a bacterial fungus. It spreads quickly into all areas of your life and pollutes your very being.
“When you are polluted by the fungus of dishonor, it is difficult to speak up for yourself. The fungus seals your lips when people speak to you in inappropriate ways. The fungus clouds your brain when people behave toward you in an inappropriate manner. This lip-sealing, brain-clouding fungus always makes you doubt yourself. If makes you question what you are feeling when you are feeling it. It prohibits your finding the most appropriate way to respond when your sensibilities are offended by big people.
“But like all bacteria, a fungus that is not treated will turn into an infection. The infection that grows when you do not honor yourself becomes anger or rage. Anger or range becomes what pours forth from you when big people, or little people, for that matter, say or do things that have gone unchecked by you for long periods of time.
“The fungus of not honoring what you feel when you feel it, or saying what you need to say when you need to say it will pour forth and anger and pollute your relationships. Family relationships. Professional relationships. Personal and intimate relationships. None are immune to the fungus that grows within when you do not honor yourself every step of the way, along the way, in your relationships with other people.” ~ Vanzant
Truth matters. Speaking truth and being truthful matters.