Sometimes we shy away from the truth about people we love, thinking that to even acknowledge the truth is a form of betrayal. There is no shame in the truth, though, just as there is no shame in love.
Shame can only be found in the fear that hides the truth, because that fear displaces love.
Here’s the thing, the truth doesn’t seem like betrayal or something to be ashamed of, unless we’re judging the truth to be “bad” and defining somebody by that piece of the truth.
Instead of judging people and piling on the shame, we can love them unconditionally. We can give them a safe place to be who they are, to accept and forgive their past, and move forward in love.
Let’s embrace the truth–whether it’s about somebody else, or ourselves.
Love and hugs,