Until we are ready, truth is but a shadow
cast from denial,
and epiphanies come not from the truth itself,
but from the acceptance of it.
For how many truths have we not seen,
from not recognizing it
or from ignoring its existence,
right in front of our face.
Life as we see it is a fashioned construct,
created in the image of our choices,
omitting discomfort and highlighting wants,
all to placate that which shakes our core.
As imperfect beings we are insecure,
and to bolster our self-esteem
we hone truth to fit our needs,
to make ourselves acceptable in our eyes.
But all this pretence comes at a cost,
holds us back from knowing ourselves,
and the more we lie the more we stagnate,
depriving ourselves of potential.
Although truth is often difficult to face,
surely it is more important to be honest,
to face our fears and make better our path in life,
rather than live in a delusion of ourselves.
We know we are imperfect,
so in acceptance we may address those issues,
rid ourselves of fears and doubts
and seek to realize the possibilities in life.
Mistakes are learning,
success an indication of rightful path,
and if we are open enough to free ourselves from lies,
we set ourselves free and become whole.
Admitting wrong is never easy,
but epiphanies await if we learn and move on,
forgive ourselves and let clarity be our guide,
for our own sake and our soul’s nourishment.
Tony DeLorger © 2017