They say the truth will set you free.
But not before first causing much in the way of pain.
Truth is a mirror. We are faced with a vision of how things really are, and we must respond.
We can choose to turn away: “I don’t want to see.” We can choose apathy: “I don’t care.”
We can also choose to stare deeply into the mirror, accepting how ugly things really are: “This is not how I want to be…”
By facing up to the way things are we will be liberated, but not before experiencing all the pain that comes with this confrontation.
Like an AA participant, I must acknowledge what I really am, and what I really am not, before I can be set free. Read the rest of this entry