A Foundation Of Truth

Isn’t it simply astounding the power that words carry? Just as the rudder of a ship may seem small, but can steer the mighty vessel in any chosen direction, so too can our words guide the course of our lives and relationships. Think of it this way: your words and language can act as rays of sunlight, nurturing and encouraging growth, or as harsh winds, causing damage and uprooting stability.

Every word we utter, every action we take, holds remarkable weight. They are the bricks and mortar that construct the foundation of our lives. Now, let’s ask ourselves: are we building on sturdy ground?

Life is a tapestry of experiences woven with threads of love and disagreements, belief and doubt, family ties, and personal journeys. And amid this ever-changing panorama, it’s so important to stay present and live in each moment truly. Here, we find our power – in understanding our words and actions and their profound influence on the grand tapestry.

At times, our egos may cloud our vision, diverting our focus from the big picture to a reflection of our self-importance. But remember, the larger picture is a mirror that inevitably reflects on us. Realizing this often comes with the hindsight we all wish we had beforehand. But remember, life is a series of lessons. We may be unable to rewrite our past, but we can learn from it to brighten our tomorrow.

Consider our journey from infancy to childhood – there’s a world of learning, exploring, and growth to embark upon. What is needed during this journey? Love, guidance, structure, and education. These are the tools that enable a child to grow and flourish.

And then come our teenage years, the critical period of self-discovery. We start to stand on our own two feet, think independently, and realize we’re unique individuals, not mere extensions or reflections of our parents. This is where we start asking the important question: who am I?

Adulthood, it’s a complex stage. It’s about growing up and navigating life with freedom and responsibility. And then there’s love – our most authentic expression of being human. Love helps us discover our true selves. But remember, love is about being brave enough to be authentic with those we hold dear.

A foundation of truth is indispensable for love, just as it is for life. It’s what we all hope for and deserve in our relationships. Without truth, our life feels built on sand, at risk, and prone to collapse.

But if we dare to build our lives on a foundation of truth, there’s no room for imposter syndrome. We’ll stumble and fall but learn, grow, and, most importantly, live authentically. And isn’t that what life is all about?

What does living your truth look like? Or, how do you define living authentically?


Diane Carter
Diane Carter
Meet Diane Carter, a trailblazer with over 30 years of expertise in branding, marketing, training, leadership, and management. Her journey has been shaped by being and working with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and global corporations, honing her skills and abilities. But beyond her professional achievements, Diane’s ultimate life goal is to maintain her creative energy while helping and uplifting others, as she believes this is the ultimate key to achieving success and happiness. At just 12 years old, Diane's love for reading ignited, setting her on a path of self-discovery. Her mentor, a successful speaker, and trainer, introduced her to the works of influential authors like Zig Ziglar, Norman Vincent Peale, and Dale Carnegie, who left a lasting impact on her early days. Today, luminaries such as Brandon Burchard, Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Richard Rohr, and Mark Batterson light her path, fueling her constant pursuit of self-discovery and growth. Her unwavering dedication and passion for helping others reach their full potential sets Diane apart. Whether through coaching, mentorship, or speaking, she is committed to lifting others and empowering them to succeed. Diane firmly believes that supporting one another creates a stronger and more resilient community, and she walks the talk daily. In 2023, Diane self-published her first e-book, "Creating Change: Innovate. Adapt. Thrive." This empowering work emphasizes the importance of our thoughts and self-talk, guiding readers to take control and transform negative patterns into positive ones. “With the right mindset, we can overcome obstacles and reach our full potential, shaping a brighter tomorrow.” Click the following link to download a complimentary copy of “Creating Change: Innovate. Adapt. Thrive.” She hasn’t stopped there. Diane is already hard at work on her second book, focused on empowering female entrepreneurs, set for release in 2024, promising even more inspiration and insight to help entrepreneurs on their journey of self-discovery and growth. To learn more about Diane and her empowering work, visit or, follow her on LinkedIn drop her a note at [email protected].

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  1. Out on a limb as usual, I was given a symbol in 1981 through a rather bizzare incident. I was setting up a job on the ID grinder I ran for an aerospace company when a voice I’d been familiar with since childhood asked me to pick up a pencil and paper and draw. I’d been absorbed in my quest for identity.

    I paid attention, did so and the finished product I’m sharing just to give perspective. Just one of the symbols could offer volumes of exploration, though I’ll draw attention to the sword in the upper right. As I inquired further, it meant the tongue – it can create or destroy. We can heal from actions; words… perhaps not so much.

    Perhaps the notion of ‘spelling’ also has its roots in understanding the power of words in casting spells. Whether or not we are aware, our words carry unimaginable power with them. I’m reminded of Schwab’s question in his mid-covid book, “Can we be caring and compassionate toward one another coming out of Covid?”

    What are our caring and compassionate words? How do we use them? When do we use them? Do we use them at all?

  2. Amazing article, Diane. This could be deeply impactful, though it really starts with the coach/mentor/tormentor and their personal ability to show up. Imagine what it’s like for one who discovered a deeply connected presence in their ‘identity’ early…

    Today we explore many options, though rarely do we take it to the level of acknowledging we are cosmic consciousness condensed into form, becoming aware. It isn’t about navigation for clients or others at first. The most powerful journey is your own; then you can share.

    I recently posted an article about holistic organizational development and servant leadership that you will find pleasantly acknowledging a sense made common.