“Truth is an unfolding process that deepens as your wisdom increases. Live in a way that fosters your enduring and direct encounter with life.”* Viewing life through the lens of Jin Shin Jyutsu® acupressure attitudes of Worry, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Trying to (WFAST) undermines spiritual truth and harmony. As you develop a soul focus, your wisdom and grasp of truth evolve.
- Worry projects you into a troubling future. You lie to yourself when you worry because you often create an improbable future in your mind. Plus playing difficult possible scenarios in your head doesn’t prevent them, it only prevents you from enjoying now.
- The acronym False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR) speaks directly to how fear opposes truth. The fear “attitude” pertains to physical threats, both real and imagined. Phobias exaggerate fear to the point of outrageous falseness while still feeling real.
- Anger reflects frustration with life. You lie to yourself when you expect or demand life or yourself or anyone else to be other than it is. Reality represents the truth.
- Sadness suggests you can’t handle impermanence. Despite what you might tell yourself, resilience somehow appears when you need it. You may not want to go on and you may not enjoy it but you either have or shall find the tools you need to move forward.
- Trying to or pretense mirrors your false self. Revealing your true self requires courage. The fundamental lie behind trying to asserts “I am not enough.” As you debunk this lie, pretense transforms into embracing your authenticity.
When you free yourself from attitudes, life feels lighter and more resonant. Truth does set you free. It empowers you to live in the moment and to embrace your soul expression in the world.
How do you embrace soul-level truth? What, if anything, do you have to give up to do so?
*The truth quote came from The Original Angel Card Book – Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.