“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” Pema Chodron
On “The Big Bang Theory” Sheldon proclaimed “It’s funny because it’s true.”
Shakespeare noted “Methinks the Lady doth protest too much.”
Truth is scary, especially the truths we hide from ourselves or refuse to acknowledge. Admitting and embracing the truth may require discarding strongly held beliefs, or opening old wounds that never really healed.
Truth that does not align with our current world view creates cognitive dissonance and mental/emotional anguish. Truth hurts. But it will also make us stronger and more aligned with ourselves and the world around us. Truth is better, and so fearing the pain of healing that comes from the truth is shortsighted and creates unneeded anguish.
Instead of fearing the pain of getting to the truth, fear a lifetime of lies and what it leads to.