Happy New Year, Here Is To 2016
2015 has been the year of truth.
Truth, honesty, and integrity played such a vital role in 2015, more so than in any recent years past that I can remember. With firsthand knowledge, what I learned is how utterly destructive dishonesty is – In any setting; friendships, intimate relationships, family dynamics.
I look back at 2015 and, somehow, this entire year I’ve been seeking the truth, in many varied forms. I asked the truth from others but I also asked it out of myself. (And, yes, more so than not I asked it out of myself.) I set out to find real facts but when ‘facts’ are based on lies this is where the foundation cracks, this is where the destruction happens. And this is where the lessons come in – I was only able to see the cracks, the facts based on lies, when I was utterly honest with myself. The truth can be frightening, but it is never as destructive as deception.
I’m fairly certain that I was only able to see, so clearly, the cracks (not only in others but in myself as well) because I had some amazing people show up in 2015. Some seeking truth, some bearing honesty, but most of all, most importantly, they came in their integrity. You cannot have truth and honesty without integrity. Even when the truth is more painful than you thought you could bear, when it’s given with integrity it somehow becomes bearable. Shine the light into darkness and the cracks shall be revealed and at the same time do not seem so deep and dark.
So while, yes, there were cracks, dishonesty, and deception in 2015 (hey life is like that – the yin and yang,) when one is honest with oneself another’s dishonesty can only have minimal destruction, if any at all.
So I thank you, y’all know who you are. The ones who showed up.
Happy New Year, here is to 2016, may it be filled with truth, and honesty, and integrity, in all its glory.
All pictures taken in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Northern California