At its best, truth telling is a healing art - not a weapon. There is a world of difference between shameless truth telling and reckless truth telling and that difference is love. Brave AND Kind. Not Either/Or but Both/And. And when in doubt, I choose kind over brave.
"You will also be wise enough to know that what you know is very rarely important. And you will be listening carefully enough to know that this a time to be very, very quiet and very, very open and soft and ready and aware and empty of any agenda or judgment or knowledge or solutions or ideas at all."
She told me that once she forgot herself and her heart opened up like a door with a loose latch and everything fell out and she tried for days to put it all back in the proper order, but she finally gave up and left if there in a pile and loved everything equally.- Brian Andreas