We all live in some form of reality. Weather created by our thoughts or actions, we in fact create our own definition of reality. Sometimes, without knowing, we find ourselves living someone else’s reality. Real or not, we accept it and live by it. As humans we excuse our ways because of past experiences, hurts, disappointments, loss, heartbreak. We convince ourselves that we are justified in how we treat any given situation or even another. We have all been there, we believe in something so much, we create a reality that isn’t really real. It is the reality of what we think we see or mostly of what we want to see. Eventually, the universe, as it always does, steps in and “slaps” you smack in the face because you are just not getting it so a dose of reality is served up in the most unexpected way and time. What we do with that is the lesson. Do we run from it, or face it head on? Do we retaliate or just be thankful that the truth is out and that all the self doubt or questions were there for a reason. That we really do always know, we just, at times, need a little bit of help getting there. It’s no fault of anyone to live as we do, but I am stuck with the how or why? How can anyone, willingly betray someone’s trust or good intentions? How can anyone believe that just because they believe it to be okay, that it’s okay. It’s not okay to deceive someone, to use someone, to manipulate any given situation and say I did nothing wrong. I do not believe or want to be perfect, I have many a fault, short comings. The one thing I do know about myself is that I will be honest. I will not hold back and I will always give the benefit of the doubt, even when you know it may not have been earned. The reality we create, well, that’s on us. Sometimes its just to get thru the day. We tell ourselves, everything is fine, it is what it is. But when it counts, when its real, we don’t or we shouldn’t hold back. Reality is only as real as we make it. We can live in denial, and hide from existence, but eventually it catches up, and fear and loneliness is what you are left with. So for anyone out there wondering if they are being real, ask yourself the following: Am I being honest? That’s really all it comes down too. Truth will set you free, truth will eventually show itself, and that, well, that is the only reality we should be living in. Truth.