In one of the podcasts I was interviewed for I was asked why am I such an advocate of following the heart and living in truth. There are actually two reasons why I am doing this. One is ‘internal’ and one is ‘external’.
The ‘internal’ one comes from my personal experience. Looking back, there were moments in my life where I was living in a lie. There were times where I woke up in the morning and I felt like I was constantly lying to myself. About my relationship. About my work. About the place I lived in. About other things. Deep in my heart, I knew that what I was doing was not true, that it wasn’t the real me, that it wasn’t what I truly wanted. Yet, I was trying to convince myself that it was ok, that it wasn’t a lie. That there was a reason to lie to myself. I can remember how painful that was.
Through my experiences in various forms of life, I slowly started to cleanse myself and now it is beautiful to live without that pain. Sure, there are many other pains, conflicts and doubts that life brings, but when they are part of the truth they have a completely different texture and that texture, even when painful is beautiful.
Number two reason, which is the ‘external’ one, is the article that I believe everybody knows… The Five Regrets of the Dying. As someone who lives from the heart it’s really sad to see that the number one regret of people is not living according to one’s inner voice. So many people are still living according to the expectations of other people instead of their own heart.
That is why, I really prefer to live in the truth. Because deep inside, under all the layers of bullshit, under the social masks that each one of us puts on, and under the meaningless conversations that we initiate to avoid feeling uncomfortable, there is something deeper and much more pure and beautiful. Our TRUTH.