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Wisdom from Joan Jacobs

Wisdom from Joan Jacobs

Listen to and act on your truth.

Based on the 25 years I’ve been facilitating people, I can say that one of the most common “diseases” that many people suffer from is the failure to live by their truth.

I see too many people that live the life that they were conditioned into living by adhering to standards other than their own. They don’t live the life that is suitable for them, one that allows them to express their unique individuality or that is aligned with their individual truth. This entails the price of constant inner conflict and lack of personal realization and fulfillment.

From a very early age, through direct and indirect messages, we learn who we are and what is valued by our environment. We seek to appease social standards by adapting and striving to achieve external standards of valor, beauty and success instead of looking for those definitions inside us and following our own truth.

So much so that many are unaware of what their truth actually is.

Think what it would be like and how much benefit you would gain by realizing who you really are.

First of all you will experience inner harmony because being aligned with your authentic self eliminates conflicts between the “mind” (that part of you that strives to appease your environment) and the soul – your real self….Continue reading at

Joan is a holistic healer, educator, speaker, radio host and author.

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5:24AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

2:46PM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Thank you for getting directly to the point - I feel Love for you!

10:59AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

Very good post. Thank You.
'to thine ownself be true'. :>)

6:23PM PST on Feb 2, 2012


8:16AM PST on Jan 19, 2012

In the circle of life THIS is the one life lesson that takes a lifetime of work ... to your ownself be true.

Empty vessels from birth, filled over the course of time by people, situations, "norms", etc., we are the products of our choices, freely or forced.

Time for change of some sort, internally or externally? Investment of thought, planning and seeking help where unconditional love still exists (in small and often unnoticed places). Goodness exists without need of advertising or bragging, just look.

5:02AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Finding and THEN listening to/acting upon your own truth seems to me to be a life-long our journey takes us through many stages, that inner truth can shift as we are shaped by events,ideas, people and places along the way...being aware and acting rather than just reacting to life is certainly important, as is having a moral compass as a guiding factor.

12:31AM PST on Jan 17, 2012


1:25PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I agree, people fail to live by their "truth". This is because many peoples' "truth" is a "fairy tale". When you try to live your life by rules that are not humanly possible to keep, then there will always be inner conflicts. What she is saying in the article is that people are brainwashed in early childhood. This brain programming stays with us our whole lives. 2,000 years of male dominated religious indoctrination has had a detrimental effect on society and is the root cause of all these mental problems. We are "unaware" of our diseases because social indoctrination is in our SUBCONSCIOUS minds and consciously we don't even know
what's in there. The key to healing is to shed the cloud of FEAR, SHAME and GUILT
perpetrated on us by "religion".

11:17AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom

10:33AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I like you better than speak so clearly and say so much in precisely the right amount of words and the right words. Thank you for posting.

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