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If your situation seems impossible, at least look it straight in the eye, because having a painful truth is better than a pleasant lie. Pleasant lies just perpetuate your problems. People tend to think they want success, progress, happiness, and peace more than anything, but really deep down, people want the truth. People have given up everything and have even died for the truth. But the truth only comes if you are willing to face some very unpleasant things about yourself. You have to dig deep inside of yourself and have a look at all of your old resentments, judgments, insecurities and fears. All of these ugly, hidden things are how we lie to ourselves. We lie about how tomorrow will be no different, and how we can't, and how they don't like us, how we aren't worthy and how we're finished and it's impossible. And then there is the worst lie of all — that we are unlovable. This is how a person who is paralyzed by their own lies thinks.

"It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates." — Nisargadatta Maharaj

The truth can set you free, but when it comes, it's more like a wrecking-ball than a holy beam of illumination. Truth can be terrifying. If you're brave enough to follow truth it will shatter you and your illusions at the same time. If you are not taking proper care of yourself, you need to be broken, because you are probably set in your ways like concrete. Don't live a lie anymore. Come clean. Let it out. The truth can do years of work in seconds. Once you let the truth loose it is like setting a fire that you can't stop. Let the fires of truth burn away your false life and all of your excuses, fears, blaming, doubts and illusions of insignificance. Accept that through truth — tomorrow will most certainly be different! Accept that you can and will do what you must do to take good care of yourself. Accept that there are people who will like you for who you really are. Accept that you are not finished, and a new and better life is just beginning. All of this is possible through accepting the truth that you are worthy of good things, and you are a deserving and beautiful person.

"Pause and remember— You alone are responsible for taking an interest in your own growth. Understanding your deepest fears and pain is what will move you forward. If you can do this, you will be rewarded with not only a deeper connection with yourself, but also with others." — Jenni Young

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If your situation seems impossible, at least look it straight in the eye.
Painful truth is better than a pleasant lie.
The truth only comes if you are willing to face some very unpleasant things about yourself.
The truth can set you free, but when it comes, it's more like a wrecking-ball than a holy beam of illumination.
If you're brave enough to follow truth it will shatter you and your illusions at the same time.
The truth can do years of work in seconds.
Once you let the truth loose it is like setting a fire that you can't stop.
Let the fires of truth burn away your false life and all of your excuses, fears, blaming, doubts and illusions of insignificance.
Accept that you can and will do what you must do to take good care of yourself.
Accept that you are not finished, and a new and better life is just beginning.
You are worthy of good things, and you are a deserving and beautiful person.

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Naomi Wadley - facebook.com
The truth shall set you free.

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Very inspiring. It came to me at the right time. (the truth will set you free)

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There is such power in the truth! Thanks for sharing this!

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Michael Newcomb - facebook.com
Outstanding! Powerful. Thanks Bryant McGill Sharing.

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Sergio Almeida - facebook.com
Nice One... thanks Bryant

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Lucilla Sanchez-Schlageter - facebook.com
Remember people, it is the Truth that you "know" that will set you free. Many of us have heard the Truth for decades but, are still bound and full of pride, jealousy, envy, rejection etc. The Truth has to become yours intimately and it has to be revealed to your own heart. You have to own it and that happens in those "aha" moments. Thank You Holy Ghost for revelation knowledge of the Truth of me...

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Nancy J. Lewis - facebook.com
I know I have to do this...but it is very scary to me...I wonder why???

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Wanda Brewer - facebook.com
I like

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Natalie Wilde - facebook.com
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Lynda Warren - facebook.com
Exactly

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Rose Mastrangelo - facebook.com
WOW!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

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Priya Vijay Kalinani - facebook.com
Very true.

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Becky Madlener - facebook.com
Love this.

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So true.. I love this!

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This is great

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Love This!!!!

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Jaime Mulder - facebook.com
I have so much love for this!! Powerful. Thank you!!!

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so beautiful thank you

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Kinikea Malakaua - facebook.com
This shows me that kekaulike kalakaua needs truth because I love the fact it the truth along everything includes love its true gods way Im amazed me and god rejoice in it

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Sandra Nino - facebook.com
Oh MY JUST READ THIS AND IM BLOWN AWAY THANK YOU ....IT'S LIKE I REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS AND NEED TO FACE MY TRUTHS ...IT FELT LIKE A WEIGHT OFF MY SHOULDER...NOW I GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER.

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Paula Lundquist - facebook.com
I have been the paralyzed person for many years. Over the past year I have finally begun to see the light reaching the train wreck between my ears. It is definitely scary to expose all of the lies I've believed...

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Claudia Harvard - facebook.com
"The truth shall set you free." It does.

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Michelle Putnam - facebook.com
Good

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Tracy Cook - facebook.com
hmmm guess i cant just dip my foot in the water....

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Doug Brate - facebook.com
This reading brought tears to my eyes

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Yvette Gastelum - facebook.com
Well said! The truth will set you/someone free. Be humble when your gonna unleash an ugly truth

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Christina Imamura Ben-amor - facebook.com
Amen!!!!

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I alway tell you the truth! !!

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Beverly Burbridge - facebook.com
...and can begin the process of reversing years of damage...Ahhh TRUTH...get some...Selah!

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Michelle Salentine - facebook.com
THE TRUTH.

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EXCELLENT --------- A MUST Read-------------

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Shir King - facebook.com
So true !!

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Joe Paul Kiernan - facebook.com
The Truth, Set ME Free!!!!!!

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Jill Mackinlay - facebook.com
Love this

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Sammie McClure - facebook.com
This is a powerful and well written message!

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Amen...

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Sonya K Battle - facebook.com
TRUTH!!!!




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