What in your life do you believe to be true because you want it to be true, not because it is true?
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau
• It’s healthy to express my anger, so yelling at my family when I’m upset is perfectly fine.
• I’ve only had two drinks, so driving home is no problem.
• It’s okay to honk a few times when I pick up my carpool buddy at 6:30 every morning. Everyone should be up by then anyway.
• The smoke from my cigarette can’t possibly bother anyone else in my car because I rolled down my window.
• In my search for my ideal life partner, it shouldn’t matter in the least that I’m significantly overweight.
No matter how self-aware you think you are, it’s an enlightening exercise to start observing your thoughts and actions as if they were someone else’s. When you become a conscious witness to your own life, you may be surprised at what you discover.
The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why, and how it is said.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.