Week Four: Knowing your “true” self and your “Truth” Discovering our true self and better yet our truth are essential as we go deeper in learning and exploring who we really are.  To know our truth we must first understand the difference between “true” and “Truth”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn9BUfUCL4I The video of The Blind Men and the Elephant illustrates this well when six blind men are introduced to a different part of an elephant and each describe what an elephant is like, they quickly proclaim what they believe to be an absolute truth. But they are claiming their truth based on their limited experience, their feelings, senses, and opinions.  Even though what each man says about the elephant is “true” based on their experience, it is not the entire “Truth”.   This can certainly happen in our own life, we too may possibly be missing the opportunity to learn from other’s perspectives therefore missing out on the entire picture and the whole “Truth”. The result, no one has the Truth, in its entirety. In reference to knowing ourselves, we can all experience what is “true” to us, quite simply it is who we think we are. This can be based on three things: 
  1. our beliefs we have about ourselves 
  2. our thoughts we fill our mind with and 
  3. our opinions or even our assumptions we make about us.  
What is “true” for us can also be the labels we give ourselves (brother/sister, mom/dad, doctor, artist, friend, soccer star!) Yet labels do not define who we are, sure a label may be accurate but “Truth” is who we really are. Our Truth is our true self, our divine spirit, our higher self, our energetic being, our intuition, our feeling of being in flow or a gut feeling, and our connected inner voice that guides us.  By opening ourselves to approach a situation from a different angles/perspectives, we often get a more complete picture, and can find a better way to move forward as we continuously seek the real and whole TRUTH about ourselves and the world around us.  By Kohai Dianne Hadad 3rd Degree Black Belt, Renge Dojo Certified Professional Coach, SHINE, Family Wellness Club Kids/Juniors and teen workshops, parent group coaching, and one-on-one coaching available. Want to learn more, book a 30 minute complimentary discover call at, 647-203-4882 or reach out at dianne.hadad@gmail.com.