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Spouting Truth vs. Speaking Truth ~ Kristi

on August 14, 2013

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I love people who tell truths that shift personal, institutional, or societal paradigms because they are too revolutionary to ignore.  I was raised in a family where telling the truth was the standard.  The women who I consider to be soul sisters tell the truth.  I respect colleagues who speak truth.  I read authors that speak truth.

Recently, I realize there are two categories of people who tell truth— people who spout truth and people who tell truth.  The fundamental difference: the intention of the truth telling.

A person who spouts truth does so to serve him or herself. 

A person who speaks truth does so to serve the receiver.

A person who spouts truth does so with little to no consideration of the person receiving the truth or the consequences of telling the truth.

A person who speaks truth is fully aware of the power that truth carries and waits patiently for the universe to provide the perfect, right moment to speak truth so that the receiver’s heart and mind is open to take it in for consideration.

A person spouting the truth does so in a self-righteous way—one that is riddled with judgment. 

A person who speaks the truth lets the truth be a reflection of unconditional love and acceptance.     

 A person who spouts truth uses truth like a weapon in a power play that places him or her in a position of superiority. 

A person who speaks truth can sit with the receiver as the truth is absorbed and integrated.

A person who spouts truth needs to be right in order to be validated because spouting truth is his or her identity. 

A person who speaks truth trusts the receiver to know what is best for him or her.  There is little to no attachment to how the truth manifests in the receiver’s life.

A person who spouts truth thinks they have THE ANSWER.

A person who speaks truth understands that answers show up in many different forms and honors variety.

A person who spouts truth listens to another human being with an agenda.  They are looking for their truth in the world and in others.

A person who speaks truth just listens.  When the time is right to speak, it will organically arise. 

A person who spouts truth makes no room for other truths. 

A person who speaks truth understand that others’ truths are just that—their truth, which is not a reflection of who they are.

A person who spouts truth listens to the voice of the ego.

A person who speaks truth listens to the voice of the heart.


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