You might as well tie these three scary words together.  Sometimes we find ourselves making excuses for things we know deep down inside are lies. When you start to lie to yourself, it is very easy for lying to turn into self-denial to truths you have a hard time accepting.  When you start denying reality to yourself, and allow excuses to take hold, you lose the internal voice of honesty that is truly the only thing that can navigate you through an honest life.

Think about something in your life that you make excuses for.  Examine how those excuses are holding you back from your authentic self cause when lying turns into denial the excuses will reign.

POEM: TO MAKE A CHANGE

At some point you hope

The lies on the

Texts

The lies

Inside your tears

On the table of your

Dinner

Stop you from lying

To yourself

And you know your sudo lies

To yourself

Find a way to justify

Lies

On the other behalf

So when it is gonna be enough

Or too much

Or enough at all to stop your madness

And make a change.

POEM: FINDING THE AUTHENTIC SELF

When you lose the old self

You find the new self

It trickles in

In small ways

You go back to your yoga class

You call people you haven’t spoken to in awhile

You try to find balance

In chaos

And in that transition

There’s a sprinkle of

Wow

Especially when you

Find yourself

Back to you.

-eml

 


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    Last reviewed: 5 Sep 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). Lying, Denying, Excuses: Finding Your Authentic Self. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/09/05/lying-denying-excuses-finding-your-authentic-self/

 

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