Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Truth is Transparent as Tire Tread
Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.
"You're an aggressive driver," I was certain the guy at Discount Tire was engaging in flirtatious banter posing by this question.
"What makes you say?" I needed to know what part of my personality sparked this question.
He informed me that the wear on my front tires far exceeded the wear on my back tires. He wasn't asking me, he was telling me. I chuckled to myself and realized once again the Truth is Transparent. He rotated my tires and sent me on my way with an amazing gift. The Truth is simply the Truth.
The following day, a gentleman called to invite me to lunch. My phone does not always get great reception, but it had all of the bars. Over and over, I kept repeating that I could not hear him. Finally, he did something and asked if that was better. What he did was take me off his iPhone speakerphone. Annoyed, he said he prefers speakerphone because he has ADD and that way he can multitask. I suggested he call me when he was less distracted.
He admit he likes speakerphone, because he can concentrate on anything and everything, but the person on the other end of the phone. He was shocked by how 'intuitive' I was and that I had actually called him out. I was just as 'intuitive' as the man at Discount Tire. I am an aggressive driver and this man is rude. I wasn't trying to be mean, I was just telling him the Truth. Distracted is rude.
The Truth is that if I continue to drive like I have always driven, I will replace my tires often. If my caller continues to believe his time is more valuable than the time of the person he is calling, he will be making a lot of calls. The nice thing about the Truth is that it is constant. It doesn't become more or less true or transparent by ignoring it.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means tuning into Truth. Truth is as transparent as tire tread so have the Courage to ahead and tell it. Practice tuning into it. Today, speak and listen to your Truth.