Mar. 15th, 2011

twiddle

Mar. 15th, 2011 12:37 am
elionwyr: (barefoot)
"Mirror"


Nothing I say will convince you.

You, whom the very stars fail to outshine; you, full of grace and mystery enough to outlast lifetimes; you, my brilliant darling, unable to see your Self through your fears.

You gaze into my unseen eyes and ask me to confirm what you wish to be true, what you will never be able to believe.

You are loved.
You are inspiration.
You are amazement and perfection.

I cannot find the words to convince you, my Queen. I whisper through the stillness of what separates our worlds and like sunlight through the water, my words refract and change into something you refuse to hear.

You are amazing.
You are beautiful.
You are precious, rarified, glorious.

And still you ask again, until I could weep from frustration if tears were allowed to me.

You are ever fairest of them all.
And you'll never, ever know.
elionwyr: (Default)
March 14, 2011
Feeling Threatened
Afraid of the Truth


We avoid the truth because it scares us, or makes us angry, or makes us feel like we don’t know what to do.


Most of us have had the experience of being in possession of a piece of truth that we were afraid to share because we knew it would not be well received. There are also instances in which we ourselves have been unable to handle some truth confronting us. This might be a small truth, such as not wanting to see that our car needs repairs because we don’t want to pay for them, or a large truth, such as not fully accepting that someone close to us is pushing us away. Usually the truth is evident, and we can see it if we choose, but we have elaborate ways of hiding the truth form ourselves, no matter how apparent it is.

For the most part, we avoid the truth because it scares us, or makes us angry, or makes us feel like we don’t know what to do. We often create our lives based on a particular understanding, and if that understanding turns out to be fully or even partially incorrect, we may feel that our whole sense of reality is being threatened. It takes a strong person to face the truth in circumstances like these, and many of us run for cover instead. Nevertheless, we can only avoid the truth for so long before it begins to make itself known in ever more forceful ways.

Ultimately, there is no way to avoid the truth, no matter how painful it is, so the sooner we let down our defenses, the better. When we know the truth and accept that we may have to adjust our lives to accommodate, we are in alignment with reality. At the same time, we can be patient with people around us who have a hard time seeing the truth, because we know how painful it can be. Whatever the truth is, we make a sincere effort not to close our eyes to it, but instead to be grateful that we have access to it.

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