How to deal with the Truth?

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We always want to get to the truth of the matter.

Right! But, remember that popular movie phrase: “You can’t handle the truth!” Well, it’s definitely true!

We are not fully ready to handle the truth. We want it. We wish for it. We yearn for it. But, sadly we are not ready. We want things for the sake of wanting but not fully ready for it. Why? Because of fear. Fear of the unknown with what will happen next. What it will entail from us when we found out the truth.

What does it require for us to feel, to do and say when we are delivered with the truth? And to tell you the truth, our brain and heart don’t even get that far when we ask for the TRUTH.

So, how are we going to do this? Should we ask anyways and see what happens after. Since we won’t have the control of what the truth is, then we really can’t predict what will happen next.

The right mindset, when we do ask for the truth, should be, I am ready to hear it “no what matter.” Wow! That is courage!

We were asked to be daring to even just hear it and feel what that impact would be. All we have to do is just take the first step…to BE READY.

To be ready to just hear, see and feel. Then, “let it go.” And to the tell you the truth, why try to envision the outcome of it when we haven’t experienced it before…like getting the truth of the matter, so, how could we say we are prepared for it? That would be a lie. We haven’t been in that real place when we hear the truth all the time and we know what to expect because we’ve been in that situation before. So, get on with it! Ask for the truth. Just be prepared to hear, feel and see. What comes next would just be gratitude to be in a place with what we’ve asked for in the first place…just hear, feel and see the truth. We didn’t ask for what happens next. We deal with “that”, meaning the outcome,  when we first traversed the truth.

 

So, what if you really want the truth but in your “hut” (heart and gut) you are not fully ready for it? What if you really have this expectation of the outcome and afraid what that truth would be, what should you do? Don’t ask then. Simple!

 

If you really want it, you get to tap on your real courage…just to hear, feel and see the truth…for now.

Then, TRUST…..trust that your intention and someone’s else intention from that truth of the matter is authentic and fully serves the purpose of letting the truth out.

So, the bottom-line: have courage and have trust.

Scary? Yes of course!

You don’t feel you are not ready? Yes of course!

So, what you should do now? Hmmm…do you really want to hear the truth from me? Well, if you do and seriously I meant this with my whole heart, write me. Because I really do believe no one is ready until you make your first daring step to ask.

So, ASK! That is your first truth!

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Comments (24)

  1. Imran Ali Rathore - Reply

    February 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Great post! Thanks, and keep it up!

  2. Safariontheblog - Reply

    November 7, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Very thoughtful post Mahal, the truth can be very painful. I’ve always noticed that people that insist to hear the truth are not always ready for it.
    Your post got me thinking hmmmm
    Thanks for sharing

  3. Beth Niebuhr - Reply

    November 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Interesting! I guess most people who insist that they want the truth aren’t prepared for it. I hadn’t thought of that before but I believe you are right. We do need to prepare to hear it if we ask for it.

  4. Meredith @ The Palette Muse - Reply

    November 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Asking someone to tell you the truth (as well as being the one to tell it) really is an act of trust. Sometimes it just takes a while to process new information and accept it as truth, which can be hard.

  5. Pamela chollet - Reply

    November 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    The truth is, I’m sitting wondering how to respond to your post . 🙂 I don’t understand how you’re defining, “truth” so I don’t quite know what you’re asking . So I’m going to make a choice and my choice is to respond this quote by Voltaire, which kind of says it all for me;
    Cherish those who seek the truth, beware of those that find it

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 5, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Pamela for your straight shootin truth! =)

      I played around with the definition but it led me to the inherent perspectives of how we feel about it and what do we think about it than defining what truth is. I found myself more inspired to unravel the aspects asking and receiving what it is.

      Thanks for your insight and honesty too.

  6. Marquita Herald - Reply

    November 3, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Wow, heavy subject Mahal! One thing that must come into play in the search for truth and that is to understand that for each of us ‘truth’ is based on perception rather than reality. The stories we tell ourselves about who we are, where we’ve come from and where we’re going, all influence our truth. Our belief system filters our truth and morphs it to fit our biases and past experiences. It’s quite an adventure this search for truth and as you mentioned – not everyone is up for the journey. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

      “Not everyone is up for the journey” – I agree to that!

      It is a heavy subject and yet I encounter everyday the yearning for people just to faced with what is the truth. But you are right, it has an inherent biases and preconceived notions already.

  7. Sabrina Quairoli - Reply

    November 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Great point! Being courageous allows us to recognize our fears and move past them. I feel that being scared is a helpful tool for us to be more alert to what is going on and to be more in the moment. In that moment, knowing that we are fearful of the truth, helps us deal with the truth more clearly. Thanks for sharing.

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 5, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Great perspective about fear…”knowing that we are fearful of the truth” will lead us to get a clear message. It sounds like opening our minds to the unknown. Thanks for your insight, Sabrina.

  8. Phoenicia - Reply

    November 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Many people struggle to face the truth and try to run from their own thoughts and the reality of life.

    The truth can be painful but in order for us to progress, we should welcome it. Take constructive criticism, nobody likes it but it gives us the opportunity to develop ourselves.

    One thing (among) many that I love about my husband is he tells me the truth. If I am unsure about an outfit choice, I ask his opinion and he will tell me whether it is flattering or not. I know it is because he cares for me.

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

      You are lucky to have someone you can rely to tell you what it is. With his loving intentions and your trustworthy heart, it is a match made in heaven. =)

  9. Ken Dowell - Reply

    November 2, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    You would be hard pressed to fin someone who would say that they don’t want the truth. Who says “lie to me, please.” But in fact that is the way some people act.

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 5, 2015 at 9:30 am

      You are right Ken, it is the expectation that when you ask you will be told what is truth, however do they really will tell you? Would also our perspective will overshadow the fact and question the deliverer whether it is the truth or not. Our own perspective may say, yeah that’s truth or that is a lie.

  10. Donna Janke - Reply

    November 1, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Very provocative post. Sometimes, even when we think we are ready to hear the truth, we have preconceptions and expectations about what that truth will be. I agree with Catarina that people have different perceptions of life and people may interpret the same “truth” differently. I think that often the truth we fear the most is that which is deep within us.

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you Donna for sharing your insight about this. With preconceptions and expectations, it adds a different layer to the “truth.”

  11. Rose M Griffith - Reply

    November 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Enticing post, Mahal. I think it’s hard for most people to hear the truth–doubly difficult depending on whose truth it is. What I mean by that is if someone you deeply trust tells you the truth, even if it is hard to hear, you will have an easier time coming to terms with it than if it “truth” coming at you from someone who isn’t trusted. Hope that makes sense. The hardest conversations, and most important ones, need to be truthful.

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Truth to be told, I hesitated to post this. You are right Rose, “whose truth it anyways?”

      It is the hardest conversation yet we yearn for it.

  12. Patricia Weber - Reply

    November 1, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    It’s coincidence that part of our pastor’s message dovetails to your message Mahal. That’s where my comment bubbled up from.

    We are worriers; people worry and then we feel restless. I don’t know anyone who has not worried and I’ve been around the world. But we are told, “There is no fear in love,” in both the Bible and the Course in Miracles which in one of the lessons says, “And as we pay the debt we owe to truth – a debt which merely is the letting-go of self-deceptions and of images we worshipped falsely – truth returns to us in wholeness and in joy.”

    So to me the truth is, stay in love.

    Brilliant Mahal.

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 1, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Stay in love…that is the truth. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Patricia.

      Intimate relationships resonated to me when you mentioned: “there is no fear in love.” Love bears truth even difficult as it may be.

  13. Lenie - Reply

    November 1, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Mahal, this is such a deep topic that it’s a bit hard to give an instantly reply. I guess why we fear truth would be if we believe we already have the ‘unwanted’ answer and the truth will only confirm what we don’t want to hear. Other than that I think the saying “the truth shall set you free”. Great discussion piece.

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Lenie, you hit the nail on the head with why we fear the “truth” because we already have the “unwanted” answer. There is an element of fear here. Like Patricia said, let it go…and as you said, it will us free – exactly my main point here. Thanks for sharing your insight, even it was hard to tackle this.

  14. Catarina - Reply

    November 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    What you write doesn’t apply to me. Have lived worked and integrated all around the world. The only thing that’s certain in life is that everything’s uncertain. You must be prepared for anything that happens, no matter how unpleasant, find a solution, learn and move on. And that takes a lot of courage. By the way what’s the truth? All human beings have a different perception of life i.e. there are approximately 7 billion different ways of looking at life. Who’s right and who’s wrong?:-)

    • Maha Hudson - Reply

      November 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      The only certain thing is uncertainty – yes, a perspective!

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