The Truth


It’s that stuff that makes us grow, helps us heal, helps us see. It transcends time, weaving its way through our childhoods, our presents, waiting for us in our futures (in the next second, and the next and the next…) It always leaves its candles burning, stars of light dotting our paths in every direction.

The truth leaves us forever changed. It comes and sits down in our living room or our kitchen and has a conversation with us. It welcomes every thought, every feeling, every doubt, every cry for help. It challenges us. It comforts us. It says, “There is a better way.”

Sometimes it is a whisper through stillness, a subtle sense in the far distance that knows if it comes any closer it will scare us away. It stays constant and unchanging. We move and it moves with us.

Sometimes it is a thousand trumpets! It bangs on our door in the middle of the night and says, “HEY! You were looking for me! HERE I AM! (oh, were you sleeping?…)”

Sometimes it runs to us, spanning miles and leaving its enemies conquered in its wake. It is valiant.

Sometimes it is just there. In the words of a friend, in listening to a child’s questions, watching the clouds, beholding a flower or a pet or cooking a meal, in a book or a blog or a song. It speaks out from such everyday things; it surprises us with how close it exists, how readily it speaks… candid, calm. It cries. It cheers. It watches. It sees.

Sometimes it is hidden. The lies we were told and the lies we believed encrusted it, and we pick up a chisel. We have to work at knowing it. Chip away this and this, and we glimpse it and keep chiseling and we sweat and we grow new muscles; we know there’s only one way.

We test it. We mull it over. We chew on it. It becomes part of who we are. Sometimes it tastes so satisfying, and this scares us at first! Sometimes we sit and look at it with hungry eyes for awhile, questioning if… we are worthy of it? Sometimes we can’t accept it because we aren’t ready. Sometimes we wolf it down! Sometimes it lands on us and explodes like fire. Sometimes it’s a seed that takes years to grow.

It reaches out to us in the long rays of a sunny morning and blankets us in the soft light of a night’s moon. It is the light that illuminates our souls and makes us shine.

9 response to "The Truth"

  1. By: Cindy Posted: 24th January



    This should have a thousand comments following your post, saying “beautiful.”

    Beautiful x 1000.

    Thank you.

    Love and Light to you.

  2. By: Lora Posted: 17th March

    Hi Darlene! this was so beautiful and touching…thank you. It’s the support I need right now. I don’t feel like I am giving up, I’m just tired. I’m tired of unravelling the lies to get to the truth of who I am. I’m not sure what I am most of afraid of…finding out how valuable I really am or finding out that I am nothing underneath all the lies. I’ve been obsessed with having some kind of purpose so I can justify my existence here and I’m still trying to discover what that really is. I have glimpses or visions of doing some kind of healing work and yet I feel great resistance as well. I am still battling my own demons within and at times I just wonder if I am fooling myself to believe I can be something or someone of value and contribution. I’m taking classes and educating myself but for some reason I find it so difficult to stay connected for long periods of time. I do feel like I’m making progress and then I sometimes I feel like darkness will never end. I’m so grateful for everything you share because it gives me hope to keep on going. I’m writing a book about my journey and as I get closer to the end of it I find myself doubting it’s value to put out there. I doubt whether what I have to share has real value or will I just be setting myself up to be rejected, not sure I want to feel that kind of rejection since it seems to be a theme in my life. I honestly don’t know where you get your courage from to write this site but it inspires me to keep on going. You have no idea how grateful I am to have found this site because I don’t know if I would be able to get through these tough pieces I’m working through now. You are such an inspiration to me and many people. I hope one day I will have this kind of courage to put myself out there, all I can do for now is keep trudging on my path and stay focused on my truth. Thank you Darlene for being my light right now. Namaste!

  3. By: Stevia Rae ~ Life Coach Posted: 13th March

    This is purely beautiful. Thank you. Namaste’

  4. By: Carla Dippel Posted: 28th February

    Debbie (aka Mom:)) You are one of the best truth listeners/seekers I know. Thank you for your comment!

    Love Carla

  5. By: Debbie Posted: 25th February

    BEAUTIFUL was the word that came to me as well. I’m glad to be reminded to take the time to listen for the truth.

  6. By: Jeanette Posted: 25th February

    All I can say is BEAUTIFUL Carla. I’m in the chisel phase. Thanks for this. 🙂

    • By: Carla Dippel Posted: 25th February

      Hey Jeanette! I’ve been doing a lot of chiseling lately too. 🙂 There’s always some kind of interaction with the truth going on! Hugs to you, and thanks for the kind words.

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