“Do you solemnly swear that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”
~ Courtroom Oath Question
A few days ago I wrote a touchstone that invited us all to be courageous and hopeful about beginning something for the first time or “yet again.”
When I wrote that touchstone, I thought of many possible “somethings” I might approach with this fresh start intention, such as eating more greens and organizing my office, to name two simple ones.
But when I read that touchstone in my own email in-box, something deeper came up from the guiding voice within. Be impeccable with your word, I heard, which, as you may know, is the first of the four principles written about in the bestselling book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
It takes courage to be impeccable in the way we express the truth of who we are and what we experience in our daily lives.
In fact, it takes courage to share this here. What might readers think? my ego asks. How might they judge this?
At the same time, I want to honor what came up, act upon it, and grow consciously.
I trust that I’m not alone in not yet being real all the time. And yet, authenticity leads to greater health, intimacy, love, trust, happiness, and peace.
So, despite any and all fears, may we advance toward living and loving with impeccable truth.
Consider this affirmation:
I am intending to be fully me, bravely. When I am not, I will embrace myself with compassion and begin again.