Everyone has their own way of seeing the world and their own way of being. This is the way we conduct our affairs, interface with the people around us and do our jobs. We label ourselves accordingly. We have an idea about who we are in this world. It is communicated through our actions and by the way others perceive us. It is our truth. Our truth is not permanent. It can be changed – altered gradually or revised instantly. We can change. We can become more than we are now, or less than we ever thought we could be. Our truth is just that – ours. It is what we tell ourselves when we are alone. It is important because it is our compass. Knowing our truth directs us. It opens up all kinds of pathways that lead to greater realizations about ourselves and the truth of others with whom we come in contact. Our truth is a mirror that reflects our situation and offers us hope and freedom for the future. If we let it our will provide us with an inner mirror that offers us the most profound of self-reflections. As many of us know life is an amazing journey that takes many twists and turns and brings us to new realizations about ourselves every single day. We can accept these things or we have the power to reject them. Either way we grow. Living our lives as close as we can to the truth helps us to keep things real – at least as real as we can hope things can be. Truth increases our capacity for ease. It helps us to believe in ourselves and to recognize our full spectrum of capabilities and our limitations. Truth is what keeps us engaged in our relationships, helps to form and sustain our friendships, feeds our habits and fuels our good and bad behavior patterns. It is our truth that stands to be challenged if we interfere with someone else’s truth. Anger, surprise and sadness are said to be ways we deal with emotions that we experience because we cannot face the truth. Happiness, exuberance and euphoria are all forms of exhilaration that result from extracting the truth of the moment. This living in the here and now is a truth that breaks through the anxiety and isolation created by all the non-truths that leave us wondering if we have ever known the truth. It is in these darkest of times when we question it. We reach out to others who we believe have a greater sense of the truth and ask for their guidance so that we can continue on our quest to know what genuineness exists within us that we can draw from when we question the truth. It is truth that fuels our evolution and keeps us moving forward when we lose our footing and seem to slip and slide back. In the end it is our truth that makes us who we are and who we seek to be. For more information regarding the truth see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth and take a self-truth quiz. There is one in the book entitled: “The Book of Personality Tests” Didato, V. Salvatore, Ph.D. (2003)How Well Do You Know Yourself? – To detect your personal attitudes and habits of behavior? This 90 Easy-to-score quizzes will help reveal the real you.