The Answer to This Simple Question Will Set You Free
Updated: Mar 23, 2020
Have you ever abandoned your truth to follow the rules written by society? If so, don’t fret. It’s part of the human condition: this need for belonging and approval. I am intimate with this particular human drive. I frequently catch myself following the crowd, just so I don’t ruffle anyone’s feathers, knowing full well that my truth is in a completely different direction.
I have done this in all areas of my life: love, work, parenting, friendship. I’ve even done this when no one else was around to influence me. You see, Society lives in my mind. She’s always there. She never vacations or calls in sick. She just stands up on her podium, holding her thick leather-bound rule book – which she automatically opens up to the appropriate page, in any given situation, like she’s some sort of sorcerer with a spell book.
It’s taken me quite some time to discover that I’m actually the one who controls her (and all aspects of my life, for that matter). I mean, why didn’t someone tell me sooner?! I guess it’s like when the Good Witch, Glinda, tells Dorothy, “You’ve always had the power,” at the end of The Wizard of Oz. When questioned, Well why the heck didn’t you tell her this before? Glinda replies, “Because she wouldn’t have believed me.”
Maybe I, too, wouldn’t have believed her at Dorothy’s age. But I’m 4.2 decades in at this point. So now I believe her. I’ve even tested it out.
You, too, can be free from your sorcerer, whatever his or her name may be. (I use the word free loosely here, because the truth is that your sorcerer will always be with you: until death do you part – your death, not hers. However, you can learn to rule over her). The key to your freedom is in one simple question that works in literally every situation.
I bet you want to know what that question is, right? Okay, I’ll tell you – but not because Society told me to! I’ll tell you because my life training as a truth Jedi has instilled in me the desire to teach others how to avoid unnecessary years of servitude. Screw Glinda and all of her righteous wisdom!
The question is simply: Is this my truth? The answer to that question is your one true guide, for all things in life.
Key inserted. Chains unlocked.
Ironically, if you master the power within this simplest of questions, you won’t have to follow the crowd anymore. Because you’ll be leading them. And all of that approval and belonging you’ve been trying to obtain throughout your life will appear, like roses strewn at the feet of a beloved performer. Because “the crowd” just wants to be inspired to break their own chains. Trust me on this, they, too, ache to belong to the Truth Club.