The imagination is so delicate that sometimes even words wound it

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Difficult Truths


When the truth hurts, it is tempting to ignore it or to deny it. Yet when the truth hurts is precisely the time when it's most important to pay attention to what that truth says.

A real friend is someone who has the courage to speak truthfully to you, even though that truth may be painful to hear. For by knowing and acknowledging the reality of a situation, you can begin to successfully deal with it.

When the truth hurts, it can indeed be painful. Yet if you will listen carefully, you'll gain the wisdom to avoid even more pain and to move positively forward.

When you encounter a truth that is painful to hear, that pain is doing you a favor. It is providing you with an opportunity to make a change for the better.

Take that opportunity and run with it. Be thankful that a difficult and valuable truth has succeeded in getting your attention.

In the difficult truths you will find much power. Though the truth may hurt for a moment, in the long run it can also set you free.

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Lena said...

Once I told one of my friends, really good and close friend, some truth, actually painful one but I thought we were good friends and she deserved to know.

We haven't spoken since then. She was not able to tolerate the truth or me telling it. Crazy, isn't it?

Maybe some people are weaker than we think they are.

Enchanted Sophie said...

Yet when the truth hurts is precisely the time when it's most important to pay attention to what that truth says.

Well said!

Shimmer said...

:)

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