What To Do When You Fear The Truth


What To Do When You Fear The Truth

Recently I had a startling experience with an uninvited guest in my home with whom, unbeknownst to me, I was sharing my discarded vittles.  Yup, you guessed it ~ I had a mouse in my house!

I screamed and continued howling in fear as the mouse and I met unexpectedly one evening.  We both stared at each other, frozen in fear from my continued screeching until he finally got hold of his senses and scurried back into hiding.  The tears and fear erupted in me, like a volcano spewing and I began to shake, still staring at the place we had met.  It took quite awhile for me to calm down as the fear leapt into my brain and I worried where he’d gone, how he’d gotten in and if he had a family of squatters now residing in my home.  And, to top it all off, why in the world weren’t my two diva cats patrolling the house?  Weren’t cats supposed to chase mice?

This whole episode led me to facing the truth with a heartful of anxiety every morning for days when I would be fear finding out the truth ~ were there more mice?  Had they returned to my home?  Were they indeed making a nest here or were they just passing through?

It seems to me, until the truth of any situation is thrust into our faces, that we fear the truth.  We fear knowing something that changes our lives.  We turn a blind eye to happenstance evidence, preferring to not make waves in what we deem the tranquility and peace in our lives.  But as I’ve learned, we can’t put off the inevitable.  It happens in the blink of an eye and many times at the most inconvenient of times and yet, with Divine Timing.

So the next time you are fearing the truth in any situation, know in your heart that facing your fears like the cat and mouse above, only makes things easier.  For once you know the truth, you can deal with the situation.  You can ask for advice, you can connect with others and you can eventually move on after you’ve processed the fear of change.  This bodes well for almost any life situation that you fear.

Take a giggle from my mouse adventure today and know that no matter what truth you are facing, you have a friend in me.

Shine On!



30 thoughts on “What To Do When You Fear The Truth

  1. I’ve been there a couple of times. Our cats took care of things the first time but the latest was here in our attic! They were falling in the walls and dying…horrible! Sometimes even after you know the truth you still want something different out of the deal LOL. Hope you get to the “nest” of your mouse situation!

    • Neither of my 2 cats are mousers which I find funny. Sorry yours isn’t either, but then would we really want them mousing? Thanks for stopping by Louise. ♥

  2. Yvonne, I’ll never forget the night I was sitting my rocking chair feeding my baby and a mouse ran across the floor – I was petrified and obsessed about it for days! I’m pretty sure my screaming scared the shit out of that mouse and my baby too! ❤
    Diana xo

  3. I loved the metaphor, and can imagine those little beady eyes! So true…facing the fear to learn the truth takes us down several notches, for sure. Thanks!

    • Thank you for taking the time to write to me. Those beady eyes and the utter surprise each of us felt! Yikes! I am glad the mouse and I have not met again! ♥

  4. I’ve been there and know the feeling. Little by little, I’ve grown past it. I don’t like those things but I no longer fear or scream when I see unwelcome critters. Not fond of them running up my leg though. You’ll get there. The truth is they are more scared of you than you them. 🙂

  5. On the practical side… I eradicated mine with the ultrasonic; I haven’t had one in 10 years except when the power went out with Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

    On the emotional side… I hate those moments when the cosmos reminds me that I’m not Superwoman, fully in control of my domain.

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