To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth—not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source. You have to be willing to be deeply honest with yourself about the shape your life is in each day. To be honest about the good and the bad, about what works and what doesn't, so that you can live in accordance with your highest self. When you fail to tell the truth, you are kept bound to the past in ways that devastate your soul. The depth of your truth will, in fact, dictate where you can go, what you can have, what you can experience and what you can enjoy.
Today's agent of change—the truth—asks for total commitment. As you step into your limitless self, you might be confronted with old habits and patterns that are not necessarily based in truth. These old ways of being show up because you have repeated many of them thousands of times. So in order to let the radiant light of your soul shine onto your daily existence, truth insists that you take a fiercely honest daily inventory of your life—much like you did on Day 2 of the Consciousness Cleanse, only now with your heart more fully engaged in the process.
- Listen to your meditation on truth (6 minutes)
Write out an integrity list of all the places where you see you are not living the truth, where you are still living inside a lie. After you feel complete with your list, write about how you would rearrange your life if you trusted that there was a higher source watching out for you. How would you live and express this truth? Then take one step toward the truth today.
Your Outer Goal: What lie might be keeping you from your desired goal? Write out the truth about it.
Your Inner Goal: Where could you speak the truth, to yourself or someone else, that would allow you greater access to the feeling you most desire?
Soul Food: The truth will set me free.
Debbie Ford is the national best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life and Why Good People Do Bad Things. Her new book is The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse (Harper Collins). She conducts workshops across the country. She lives in California with her family.
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