Friday, August 03, 2012

Dearest KellyJo - Redux about Truth

19 November 2006

Dearest KellyJo,

Do you know that when Daddy or I, or your teachers, tell you something that we believe it to be the truth? Sometimes we are wrong, but we teach the best we know to teach at the time. Sometimes our truth changes. Like for instance, at one time in our lives, we may have believed something that we found out later wasn’t true. An example would be that broccoli tastes bad. At that time, that was our truth. Later on, we discovered that we found the taste of broccoli to be good.

Your inner voice, that quiet little nagging whisper deep inside, will guide you along your path and help you to find YOUR truth. There are no limitations. That’s the first rule. In fact, that’s the most important rule. There are no limitations. You hold limitless potential.

I am telling you all this because it is very important for you to seek your own truth. Don’t accept what someone else tells you if it feels wrong to you. You can accept that that is THEIR truth, but it doesn’t have to be yours. An example might be that one of your friends thinks another girl is mean, or ugly. You can accept that that is your friend’s truth, but it doesn’t have to be yours.

This holds true with what Daddy and I, and your teachers, tell you is true. We will never intentionally misguide you, but the fact is, sometimes we will be wrong. That’s one of the scary things about being in charge of someone else’s life. But we do the best we can.

We are your parents so that we can guide you ALONG YOUR OWN PATH. It isn’t our job to tell you which path to take. It’s not our job to judge your path, but of course, we are hopeful that you will choose a path that isn’t destructive. I don’t think you will have trouble choosing a creative and positive path, but sometimes Life has twists and turns we could never anticipate. That’s why you have parents and others to guide you back to your path.

I hope this makes sense. I don’t want you to be fearful; there is no need to fear. Just weigh what you’re taught, weigh it on your own scale, and take what feels right. Be respectful of other’s truths, but always remain true to your own. That’s the best recipe for success and happiness, peace of mind, and joy, that I know.

Much love forever,

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