By Dr. Emil Tompkins, a Chiropractor in Tucson with a passion for family health and well being.
One of the biggest problems my patients deal with today is stress. Stress affects every part of our lives and even can wreak havoc on our health. Because of this, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce it. Here is one thing that we can consider.
Tell the Truth: I think that is a surprising recommendation but in this day and age. We are telling ourselves and others so many different things in order to look, or at least presentable. We tell stories to allow us to climb the corporate ladder a little quicker, we beef up our resumes to become more hireable. But nowadays, telling the truth may just be the most liberating thing we can do. Here’s an interesting excerpt from Suzy Orman discussing the lost art of telling the truth.
The Lost Art Of Telling The Truth
For the first installment in this series, I want to focus on how telling the truth is becoming less and less valued in our society today. This appears to be due, at least in part, to an organized campaign to dismantle “old school” societal values and replace them with more modern, multicultural, “anything goes” standards.
A central component of this campaign strategy has been to convince as many people as possible that there is no such thing as the truth about anything, and therefore each person is entitled to their own personal view of the truth. Thus, the idea than any one person could possess a higher level of truth than any other is to be discredited. Even better, it’s important to convince the masses that anyone who favors this idea must be an arrogant, misguided, caveman-like, uneducated, insensitive, bigoted fool.
Even though society tells us that truth isn’t valuable. It can free your mind to stop covering up flaws and just be yourself. In fact, as a local doctor, I sometimes think that people expect a perfect person at home, work and life. When in fact, I make tremendous mistakes as a husband and a father daily. While I try constantly to be a better husband and dad, I often come up short. Now I could try to uphold other people’s expectations of me and pretend that life is perfect, as if I really am a perfect husband and father. Eventually I will fold painfully under the stress. Or, I can choose to understand and be open and aware of my shortcomings. Work on improving and slowly become the person I should be. I choose the latter. How about you?
Dr. Emil Tompkins
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