by Licia McCurdy, B.S. LPN
Affirmation means the existence of something that is true. The word truth is interesting to me because it’s so subjective. We all have our own “truths” when it comes to knowing who we are, deep down. When I write about a “truth,” I’m referring to the tapping into of our deepest honesties. I’ve often heard this expressed as a soul searching process. Being honest with yourself is hard. I recently took a Physics class in college and it was very difficult. When I compare Physics to Social Science, I realize that the difficulties within the Social Sciences are much more complex, yet there are also some helpful similarities. Good research, trial and error and intuition are all significant factors when reaching a conclusion; however, you can’t forget to eliminate the inbred biases.
I believe it’s important for each of us to define who we are instead of allowing our cohabiters or environments to define us. How much do they contribute to defining you as a human being? This is a question I have often asked myself. You see, it’s not about how other people perceive us. Our spirits are trapped within these cultural and social misconceptions. It’s about how we’ve diminished the importance of our own personal “truths.” It’s about forgetting the impact that being self-actualized has on one’s life. Simply put, the problem often exists within the insufficient organization of personal priorities.
Discovering your truth is essential to a human being’s evolution of personal growth. Fixing or improving something in your life does not necessarily mean you’re moving in the right direction. For example, an improvement could be defined as planting some “fake landscaping.” It may look beautiful at the time, it may APPEAR the way you want it to, but it requires little nurturing and the reality is that “this garden will NEVER grow.” When I think about life (in general) I think about that metaphor. Simply put, if you want to grow…don’t be fake. Always seek out YOUR truth and live a life of affirmation built on a foundation of honesty. Avoid making changes just for the sake of change. Listen to what that inner voice is saying. Let it guide you to a fulfillment that will surpass any prolific comforts. Be cognizant of the present moment and accepting of your true reality. Remember that to find your “truth” it takes growth and real growth takes time. Don’t rush it. There’s a beauty in the stillness and the silence. Open yourself up to its possibility. You may wake-up one day, look in the mirror and say “oh…hello…it’s so nice to finally meet you!”
Licia McCurdy has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for the last twelve years. With a Bachelor’s of Science in General Studies from The University of Central Oklahoma Licia’s professional experience consists of Orthopedic Surgery and Cardiology and is currently working as a Clinical Nurse for Access Medical, an urgent care company. Licia is married with two and loves the mountains, cool weather, spending time with friends and an occasional tall vanilla chai tea latte.