For as long as I can remember, my pop would always say to me, “Kimmie, the basis of every relationship is c-o-m-m-u-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n.” And you know what? Dad’s been right every time! But I think it takes … taking it a step further to really give and get the most out of all of the relationships we cultivate, both in our professional and personal lives. Especially the most important ones. And that step is ensuring that you both seek and deliver the truth. Period.
Truth is not a sound bite. You have to stick around for the whole conversation.—Mary Anne Williamson, author
Truth is innately simple. Almost naively so. It presents itself without airs, fanfare, or candy-coated shell. It is what it is and yearns to be hung out there as bare as possible. When it becomes the center of attention in this divine, pure state, lives are changed immensely and tremendous things happen. But when manipulated by the hands of society, the reduced, remixed version never reveals the whole story. Beware but be open to researching the context and the real face value of the words truth has been buried in or omitted from entirely. Stop, look, and listen and the truth will come in loud and clear.
By Kimberlie Dykeman
Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman