Recently, Suze Orman, the blond financial wizard (classy description isn’t it), has been speaking about the new American Dream. The concept intrigues me, in fact it excites me. According to Suze, the old American Dream of more, more, more is dead. If you don’t agree, just look at the corpses lying around your neighborhood.
There is a statement that Suze has introduced into our vocabulary, “Stand in your own Truth”; simple interpretation, accept your reality. If you can’t afford to buy a home, that’s OK. That is your truth and you need to own it or stand in it. If you have huge debt, own it and work to get out of it.
I believe that “Stand in your Truth” relates to every part of our lives. We spend so much time trying to change our situations, cover up faults, attempt to hide our secrets, looking for the great escape. There is a huge freedom that comes with Standing in our Truth. Perhaps it comes from the honesty it takes. Perhaps it comes from not hiding in the closet.
Stand in your Truth is accepting the realities of your life. It doesn’t require others to stand with you. It doesn’t require anyone to pass judgment. It doesn’t require approval. Why? Because it’s yours. Good or bad, beautiful or ugly, stinky or fragrant, it’s yours. Until you stand in it, you will never be able to change it.