The 52: Just Tell the Truth — Can You Do It?


butterflyblueskySo easy to say — just tell the truth.  For most of us, this is easier said than done. Truth goes to the core of our being and our authenticity.  Don’t we all, at times, stretch or deny, the truth?  Do “little white lies” slip off our tongue?  Does being liked or approved of push us towards lack of honesty?  For most of us, this is how we live.  But we don’t have to!

In embracing the Truth of yoga and Divine Consciousness, we are already approved.  We are pre-approved from the time we were born and even before.  Not remembering this, causes us to trust the ego more than trusting our inner core.  Rather than embracing the light, we instead let fear inch its way into our awareness and behavior.  As I learned early in my yoga training and study — fear is the basis for all of our suffering and misery.

So go back now to the last lesson about Truthfulness.  Now I capitalize the word to set it apart from just plain old “truthfulness.”  This goes deeper than some rule like “do not tell a lie.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the renowned German poet and artist whose work, Faust, had a lot to say about Truth, said:

The first and last thing required of genius is,

love of the truth.

You don’t have to qualify on some random scale as a genius, just knowing and living with this principle is enough.  It makes you a genius in my book. But I am not saying it is easy. to be untruthful to others is one thing, to tell lies to ourselves is another.  We can only try, while still loving ourselves in the process.

So let go of fear.  Move boldly forward with Truth in your heart.

With love and namaste, Deanne

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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