Truth is told when it tells itself

Privilege is when your voice is the norm but still you claim to be unheard." ― DaShanne Stokes

Truth is told when it tells itself

People find themselves knee deep in their version of justice

"You can't always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn't use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice." ― Shannon L. Alder


"I need some space." "Because of my past?" "No, because of mine. When I'm around you I feel like I'm falling. I need to stop before I smash into the ground." "Are you always so honest?" "No. Mostly I'm a liar like you." ― Anna McPartlin, Apart From The Crowd




Truth is told when it tells itself

Lies we tell ourselves

"Lies sound like facts to those
who've been conditioned
to mis-recognize the truth." ― DaShanne Stokes

"I need some space." "Because of my past?" "No, because of mine. When I'm around you I feel like I'm falling. I need to stop before I smash into the ground." "Are you always so honest?" "No. Mostly I'm a liar like you." ― Anna McPartlin, Apart From The Crowd

"The most lies we will ever tell in our lives will be to ourselves." ― Carla H. Krueger

Do What?'
'Lie,' he said. 'Why do you fabricate these outlandish stories?' 'Well,' I wanted to say, 'there are those of us who create because all around us, things visible and invisible are crumbling. We are like the stonemasons of Babylon, forever working, as it says in Jeremiah, to shore up the city of walls.' I didn't say that, of course. What I did say was: 'I don't know." ― Alan Bradley, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

Temptation...
What would the warning label in your life say? Something like this.. "You will think this is a way to ease the loneliness you feel. You will think it will make you feel all the things you deserve to feel: beautiful, respected, noticed, appreciated for who you are, and validated as special. You will think that you are the exception in being able to handle a flirty friendship without crossing any lines and that it won't hurt anyone. You will think this is going wonderful, because it stirs up such warm feelings in those places deep inside your heart that have felt cold for so long. You will think all those warm fuzzies are good for you. But it's all a lie. You are being blinded with desire. You are being made deaf to truth. You are reaching for a forbidden fruit that looks so good on the outside but is filled with razors on the inside. You can't even take a bite without getting cut. And, worst of all, even though you are bleeding from that first bite, you'll get so enamored with it's alluring sweetness that you'll keep eating it. You will devour this sin without realizing its devouring you. Trust me, your feelings are lying to you. This won't fix your disappointments. It will only multiply them into devastations." ― Lysa TerKeurst, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered