Hold Fast to Your Truth
“Hold fast to your truth,” that was what he said. “Don’t change your mind or what you feel, to avoid conflict.”
I don’t think I do that, but I might.
Creativity, innovate thinking, imagination requires the ability to see things from many points of view, to move my mind and my feelings in, around, and through an idea. It’s almost like turning thoughts into water and letting them rush around uncontained, seeking to touch walls that might be there, mingling within the grains of other ideas, matching feeling for other feelings, mixing colors with other colors.
When a friend poses an argument that is opposite my own, I stop. I consider. Is this worth arguing about or shall I try it on instead? Usually the latter is more fun and more educational. Why argue for what I already know? Why not explore and question what’s been put on the table?
Meeting a friend at the core of his argument is that giving up my truth to avoid conflict or is that hearing his truth to expand my own?
I don’t know.
I know I always reach inside to find out how I am like you. That sometimes makes me feel a bit like I am a chameleon.
Maybe changing colors is my truth.
Maybe my truth is to learn how to feel other peoples’ feelings.
−me strauss Letting me be