What is and what isn’t, apart from facts, can often simply be what we make of it. When we choose to be real and honest with ourselves, we can determine things to be supportive and beneficial in ways that transcend our previous beliefs. Likewise, when we decide that non-supportive, non-beneficial ideas about us are true, we will tend to cause ourselves and those around us great challenge and struggle.
Perspective is critical and checking our view with others that we trust can create an experience of authenticity beyond our wildest dreams.
Choosing to have integrity with ourselves requires extensive practice.