I was so happy to be back on my mat last week as it is a sacred place for me to have an hour to myself and reflect on what I am being taught. This was Truth and being genuine. There was a beautiful feeling of serenity in the class and I was lucky enough to be sitting facing our deep blue sea.
We started off our practice with a beautiful quote by Kahlil Gibran “Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with people the same happiness.”
It can and should be a perfect thing if we went about our daily life mastering the art of being genuine to oneself and others. The energy or frequency we create in our inner world becomes the first important step to communicate ourselves genuinely. The power of knowledge, the use of words and our physical expressions all become important vehicles for the creation and expression of our vibration of truth. We are more mindful of how we speak to ourselves and to others; more mindful of being accepting of our truth and the truth of others.
Unfortunately we experience obstacles with being honest and genuine such as judgement, doubt and suspicion, which in turn causes unease and confusion which refrains us from being at peace with ourselves and those around us. There is also the fear of other people’s opinion of us when we speak the truth and when the throat chakra is blocked we experience lethargy, denial and weakness in our ability to express ourselves and insecurity.
On writing this I stumbled upon a quote “Truth is like a surgery, It hurts but cures. A lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.”
Truth is an act of kindness to ourselves and towards others. The impact we bestow on those around us gives us a state of inner peace and keeps us true to ourself. This also cultivates a genuine state of positive health and wellbeing. A study by researchers from the university of Kansas found a difference between genuine smiles and “fake” smiles with different physiological and cardiovascular outcomes with genuine smiles producing health states. Genuine smiles were also more effective at reducing levels of stress in the participants than the disingenuous counterparts.
Carry on your daily life by being true to yourself and others.