What is personal truth?
Personal truth is our individual code, formulated by the culmination of genetics, environment, education, and relationships. There’s so much that goes into making each of us precisely who we are. The characteristics we inherit from our mother and father through genetics. The characteristics we get through genetic abnormalities and derivatives. The culture of and experiences within our environment play a profound role in defining who we are (for instance, a good education boosts opportunities, while a subpar education holds many back from true achievement). Relationships often shape what we think of ourselves, how we see ourselves.
Our personal truth is completely unique to us. No two truths are ever alike. Even identical twins have vastly different personal truths.
Our personal truth is the story of collaboration created by our own heart, mind, and soul. It can be a beautiful, intelligent story, a troubled dark story, a simple warm story, or so many unique facets in between. Our personal truth is the root of everything. Life grows, branches, and meanders from it. Sometimes it produces beautiful flowers and fruit, sometimes it dances in the wind, and sometimes it withers and breaks.
This personal truth is the fundamental essence of who we are. It’s the basis of how we interpret each and every life moment — why we do the things we do. It’s the beautiful prose or the haunting accompaniment to each passage of our own personal story.
As if it isn’t hard enough to figure out who we are growing up, we are ever-changing — physically, mentally, and emotionally. There’s ebb and flow to one’s personal truth.