Speak (your) Truth

There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it-

The joy of being afflicted by “social correctness“, which is really just a gentle way of saying passive aggressive. We have become so self-conscious, that we no longer speak our minds. Rather, we dance, spin and obfuscate (use my blog as an example) what are often very obvious truths about ourselves, and the world around us.

To be true to ourselves, we must speak our truth and own it. We do this by looking at ourselves in the mirror, asking ourselves the hard questions that confront us and heeding to our hearts. In this way, our hearts will not stray far, fall off our center or lose their way because we will be connected to this thing called Reality.

During this Holiday season I am so very grateful, blessed to have met some pretty cool and authentic folk on the blog-o-sphere since I started writing.

Listed below, in no particular order, are just a few bloggers on a path to a more authentic experience, open expression — of both themselves and their lives. *Often at times, the best part of my boring posts? Are the folks who stop over to hang out – chill for a while.*

justsylph

Laurie Buchanan

A Promise to Dad

Fit Recovery

Go Susan Go

No Meat Barefeet

Empower and Balance

Serene Flavorful

THE CHATTER BLOG

The Dancing Runner

Warsaw’s Secret Blog

Joy Fitness and Style

The Crazy Crone

Kimberly Harding

Butterflyx3

The Magicians Cat

Still a Runner

Coach Doug Bowers

Kandj Colorado

Yesenia

Racing the States

Sandy like a Beach

Gede Prama

Shell

Sachem Speaks

David Kanigan

CultFit Truth

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21 Comments on “Speak (your) Truth”

  1. Thank you so much for including me in this list. Now I’m going to explore all of the other bloggers you listed here as well.

    • CultFit says:

      Explore is the perfect word! I am sincerely humbled by the community that has grown around this blog-thing … Its freezing cold outside, the kettle is ready – what better way to pass a Saturday morning than meeting some new bloggers?!? I hope you guys are staying warm, take care!

  2. bgddyjim says:

    Thanks for including me on such an esteemed list brother. Have a fantastic weekend my friend.

    • CultFit says:

      Well, esteemed may be a bit of a stretch … The body of the post, I had written over the summer one day while out riding. As winter settles in, I find myself reading more, especially blog posts. Needless to say I am sincerely motivated reading authentic, true stories from “real” people – hence the list. Life sucks at times, its flat out shit. I’m moved when folks share vulnerable parts of their daily lives, not everything is perfect and smells like roses. We all fail, and its within these deepest darkest moments – where we learn our true selves. Keep up your brilliant and inspiring writing mate!!!

    • bgddyjim says:

      Fumbling for words to properly reply. Thank you my friend.

  3. Wonderful! so many problems are created when we don’t own our truth.

    • CultFit says:

      You, are so not kidding! I cannot begin to thank you enough for your inspiration, it truly means a lot to me. Take care today and please be well!

  4. Maia says:

    Awww… throws snowball at you!

    Hearts don’t really fail us, no? It’s odd that when you’ve said something, thinking and believing it’s your truth, you pause, and something screams inside…

  5. katelon says:

    Thanks for listing my blog! Especially…thanks for writing yours!!! I lived in Seattle for 13 years and it was the most “socially correct” place I’d ever lived. It’s true that with this new hidden way of speaking, we censor ourselves rather than speak how we feel. Now I’m all for people not hurting others with their words, but at least if we are willing to speak our beliefs, even if others react to it, we then have the opportunity to reflect more on those beliefs and perhaps change them. I have to admit that because my political and spiritual views and especially my metaphysical views are so “out there” to some people, I will be careful what I share as I’ve experienced so many attacks over the years. But I am also getting braver and more willing to venture out with my opinion and thoughts, gently, to perhaps offer a differing view.

    It seems though if we go through life completely guarded and hidden, we end up with relationships far from authentic, and very narrow, as we are missing the opportunity to widen ours and another’s world.

  6. This is very powerful for me. I’ve hidden from my own truths, and feelings in the past. And I climbed mountains to face the truths and own them, so they didn’t own me. Great post. And nice share of other’s trying.

  7. Thanks for the mention especially since I haven’t written much lately (or at all). I am grateful to have found your blog. There have been so many times when you wrote just what I needed to read that day. Thanks for being a voice of serenity and inspiration.

    • CultFit says:

      You are too very kind, I’m humbled and moved by your kind thoughts! I often go back to your blog for inspiration, to read old posts … Never a waste of time and always a pleasure. :) Be inspired and please take care!

  8. Sandra says:

    Thank you so much for including me in this list. I am honored.

    Oftentimes I have realized how honesty in the workplace is not appreciated, for it calls out truths that others choose to (hope to) hide. I have always been one to “say it like it is”. But as I put on weight, I found myself using excuses instead. So my recent setbacks (tennis elbow, bike wreck, plantar fasciitis) have hit me really hard. I have also learned that I am not patient and hate using “excuses” any more. But it seems like right now they are legit. Which doesn’t make it any easier.

    This came at a very good time for me. Thank YOU for your words of wisdom, kindness, and understanding.

    • CultFit says:

      At times, I really wish I could set more time aside to read your inspiring blog. Allow me to take a different view – The work you are doing is amazing, on a day to day, weekly and monthly basis. What really inspires me is your authenticity and how much your true spirit really shines forth now in your writing. I love it!

  9. Thanks so much!! I feel very special that you included me on your list!

    • CultFit says:

      Very special or “special” … I’m teasing! I work and coach a lot of runners. Some folks just want to get back into the swing of it and others are gazelles looking for a challenge: Running an ultra or whatever. There are times, when I sit down to enjoy your beautiful and inspiring posts – where I say out loud: “She gets It !!!”
      Keep smiling and keep doing what you enjoy the most, take care!