Radical Honesty is a complete truthfulness that holds nothing back. No veils of illusion. No layers of protection. Only the direct reflection of what is, as it is, in this present moment experience. Without judgment or separation.
Sometimes, we move through transition with our head down, desperately trying to avoid the fear and feelings of instability that often accompany change. This head-in-the-sand approach may seem to work for a while, but the emotions and the memories soon catch up to us, begging for attention.
The good news is that at any moment we can wake up to the change that we are in. Looking through the eyes of awareness we see that we are actually safe. That in this present moment, we are EXACTLY where we are meant to be.
When we wake up to change, it is helpful to first determine where we are in the natural cycle of transition. Then, we can inquire more deeply into the experience and ultimately feel at peace with the past and excited about creation moving forward.
When we think about different ways of perception and processing, we can split the approaches into 2 categories - Linear and Lateral. Both are very important components of how we process information, problem solve, and create. Linear thinking is related to our left brain functioning, and lateral thinking is related to our right brain.
In today’s culture, we place a very heavy emphasis on linear thinking. This throws us off balance, and leaves us both disconnected and wanting for the creative and novel lateral approach. Meditation is an incredible practice for bringing us back in touch with the right brain, lateral thinking.