Truth Seekers


Most of us seek truth through our words but it is not the only way our lives speak, our lives speak through our actions and reactions, our intuitions and instincts, and our feelings. Perhaps these qualities are more profound than our words themselves.
 
 
People who are truth seekers are searching for their realities. They have a deep seated desire to know, to understand and reflect and feel what is accurate.
 
 
Many of us are in denial when our truth are revealed. We resist it. We become passive. We avoid it-but avoiding it doesn’t stop the truth from being true.
 
 
The kind of truth seekers we are speaking here about- are people who go after truth as if their life depended on it. They have to find it. It is not something that they seek once in awhile. No, for them it is a way of life -it is a constant searching. They are always tuning in, self reflecting, rediscovering  their realities because they know they will never find themselves until they face their truth.
 
 
Shakespeare stated and I quote,”The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be the fool” the natural tendency of humans is not to face themselves and not to see who they really are- but knowing who you are gives you the strength to manage your weakness.
 
 
People who lead from within are successful because they know themselves inside and out.  Their darkness and light, their strength and weaknesses and they build from that knowledge because they have the courage to face whatever they find.
 
 
How you seek truth is worth exploring. How you gather and listen to information about yourself is the utmost important.  Surround yourself with truth tellers and be honest with yourself- Ask instead of tell. Learn instead of teach. Listen instead of speak.
 
 
Lead From Within: Truth seekers make better leaders, parents, presidents, partners.  because as seekers they have the desire to see truth even if it is going to be uncomfortable or make them deal with some “out of the comfort zone” things. If you are a truth seeker you make truth your compass in life.


Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

15 Responses to “Truth Seekers”

  1. Sharon Reed

    11. Apr, 2011

    Beautifully written from the heart, Lolly.
    We must seek and know our truths…our deepest selves…not only to know how to better manage ourselves, but in order to understand our larger role in this world. Truth is indeed our compass in life!

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    • Lolly Daskal

      11. Apr, 2011

      It takes one to know one. Your blog is the essence of a truth seeker. Honored to know you and call you a friend and LFW family.

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  2. Lolly Daskal

    11. Apr, 2011

    One of my new followers on twitter sent me this quote and I believe it personifies what I am saying in this post.

    “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
    via @adamquinton

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  3. John Feskorn

    11. Apr, 2011

    Lolly-

    Dealing with reality is sometimes difficult so we hide behind a facade of our true selves. Over time the facade can fade and our true selves revealed. We must want to seek TRUTH or we will continue to rebuild that facade (or wall) around ourselves. The wall can be both inner (to ourselves) or outer (to others); To seek Truth is to face it head on under your terms. To not face them is to only postpone the realities of life during a time out of our control. Thank you for another thought provoking post.
    John

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    • Lolly Daskal

      11. Apr, 2011

      John I loved your insights on truth. The winners of truth seeking are the ones that know themselves accurately and can build on that knowledge.
      Thanks for stopping by
      Blessings
      Lolly

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  4. Patricia Knight

    11. Apr, 2011

    Thank you Lolly for your very insightful thoughts. I find that you seem to put into words the description that is needed. I admire that. Truth seeking starts from within and can only make us stronger.

    Thank you,
    Patricia

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    • Lolly Daskal

      11. Apr, 2011

      Patricia,
      You are so correct….The truth shall set us free….
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Blessings
      Lolly

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  5. David Pancost

    11. Apr, 2011

    Hi, Lolly,

    I truly appreciate your thoughts here about pursuing truth. I believe that the pursuit of truth is vital to a well-lived life.

    It is also important that we do not divorce truth from love. The pursuit of truth alone can produce a heart that turns cold and judgmental. It can get lost in the illusion that the truths we discover about ourselves are equally applicable to everyone else.

    Pursuing truth with dogged determination, yet wrapping the truths we discover in love and compassion (toward ourselves and others), leads to a well-spring of vitality. It creates a heart that is not only full of knowledge, but also full of deep wisdom.

    Just my $0.02. 🙂

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    • Lolly Daskal

      11. Apr, 2011

      Dearest David,
      Your $0.02 is priceless. Thank you for your truthful heartfelt comment.
      Seek truth but have compassion and love as companions. Love the message.
      Love your thinking David, your comment is the essence of Lead From Within.
      You are a true gem. Thanks for your insight.
      Blessings
      Lolly

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  6. Kate Hobbs

    12. Apr, 2011

    Brilliant Post Lolly.
    How often do we wish to shy away from the truth about ourselves, or what we may have just done or said? It takes a strong person of character to seek out the truth.
    Truth is a two-edged sword: designed to cut deep and to the point, but allows for healing – if the person is willing to receive that.
    Quote: “Surround yourself with truth tellers” – that can be hard to do and takes trust, love, compassion, integrity – on both sides. And it may take years until you have that small circle of “truth tellers”. If truth is what I/you seek, then there will be others who are seeking it out too. Here is a good place to find them. Even better if they are good true friends with whom you can speak face to face. I thank God I have such friends.
    Thank you again for this thought provoking post. Helped remind me that I should be grateful more often for the truth tellers around me.

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  7. Toby Lindsay

    15. Apr, 2011

    Hey, I fully agree with all that’s been said here. In truth, the truth is freedom. I’m feeling something around “being truth”. Something like, allowing emergence of truth through acceptance and stillness that may be different from active pursuit. I find, for me, their is often a paradox, that when I become conscious of having what I seek, it disappears. Thanks for the thoughts, 🙂

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    • Lolly Daskal

      15. Apr, 2011

      Toby,
      Truth sets us free.
      I love your comment and I appreciate your insights.
      Thanks for stopping by
      Blessings
      Lolly

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  8. Jesse Stoner

    16. Apr, 2011

    Thanks for a lovely post, Lolly. It rings true for me and I deeply resonate with what you wrote, as well as with the comments. So often we forget that the truth isn’t “out there” – we already know the truth. All we have to do is look inside. The truth won’t always make you happy, but it will definitely set you free. And each time we connect with what is true, we can’t help but love it.

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  9. Ken Garman

    13. May, 2011

    Lolly, I found you on twitter only yesterday and I couldn’t stop reading your tweets. You instantly inspired and encouraged me with your words of wisdom. Suddenly as I looked inward I saw a quality in myself that perhaps others had seen buy I never truly accepted. Thank you.

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