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Nurtured Through Truth

We have the ability to develop connections to everything around us. Finding ways to relate to each other can represent a significant part of recognizing how we move through the world. All of the things we fill our life with can be something to bond over and discover a sense of purpose.

Being open and honest about our intentions or desires should serve as a basis for every connection we decide to develop. If we’re invested in introducing someone or something into our lives, it becomes more meaningful when it adds value to our existence — and vice versa.

The nourishment we receive should reflect the nourishment we provide.

A poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called, ’Nurtured Through Truth’ that reads: “Real connections can only be nurtured through truth.”

Deciding who, how and what we give energy to begins with truth. And truth leads to acknowledging what we will accept in return. Any connection that assists learning, growth and celebrating life is worth seeking out and maintaining.

What are you nurturing in your life?

Further Info:

How To Stay Socially Connected To Society – BetterUp

Gratitude Is Good: Why It’s Important And How To Cultivate It – Forbes

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36 thoughts on “Nurtured Through Truth”

  1. I love this Molly! I am a great believer that we are like electrical wires and sometimes we are compatible with others and sometimes not. Sometimes the energy is going both ways (what we are aiming for of course, nourishing each other) and unfortunately occasionally the energy only benefits one of the connections. Which is when it is time to sit back and evaluate the situation.


  2. “Real connections can only be nurtured through truth.” …. Truth! I have various levels of intimacy depending on how comfortable I feel sharing my whole self.


    1. Exactly — we can have nuanced, multi-layered connections with different people and if they’re all built on truth (what we expect, what we’re comfortable with, etc) it makes that personal link part of our growth. Thanks so much for reading!


  3. True connection comes along with honesty. Honesty in letting my true self be free and expressed. Unfortunately there are only few people in our lives with whom we can be absolutely honest and free. And they are the most precious!


    1. Truth with ourselves and those around us can help create spaces where we get to be truly free — and honestly, that will only happen with a few. We can also foster healthy connections that aren’t on such a deep level as those very close to us because we need different things from different groups of people. We can still create a true connection even with the people who are more on the perifery of our lives based on what we give/receive. It’s up to us to make sure that even those not so close to us add value (and vice verse) — and as you said, that takes honesty/truth.

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  4. YES🙌🏽🙌🏽 Nurturing truth! This is beautifully written. It’s important to know your truth despite the burden it may carry. To always nurture truth and that will in turn carry all your relationships to the right direction.

    As always beautifully written!🌼 xx


  5. This was a beautiful post to read!! I definitely agree when you said real connections can only be nurtured by truth because the closer I am to someone, the more I can be vulnerable with them x


  6. Beautiful message, beautifully written. Thank you Molly! True connection can never be achieved without honest and that had to start with ourselves! Stay true to you xoxo


  7. The last few years especially, I feel like I’ve been on a journey to shed relationships from my life that didn’t have the basis of truth. I so strongly believe it’s fundamental to a relationship’s survival. I love the way you’ve phrased it here


  8. I love this! Part of growing older has been internalizing that lesson of true connection can only be achieved through honesty. I used to be very much a “lots of surface level friends” person, but it’s so much more enriching to be raw and vulnerable with people and develop REAL connections. Hope you’re having a great week so far!


    1. I’ve definitely noticed a shift in my expectations and boundaries as I’ve got older and I am grateful for the lessons I learned along the way (even the difficult ones). Real connections are so important to cultivate, I 100% agree. Thanks for reading! My week has been pretty good, hoping yours has too.


  9. Great post, Molly. I think I’m nurturing calm in my life. The pandemic has accidentally opened my eyes to some of the chaos I invite into my life so I’m really trying to make room for being comfortable with peace.


  10. We absolutely find connections with others – some are easier to identify than others. Thanks for sharing this thought-provoking post.


  11. What a beautifully written post Molly, thank you for sharing with us. I have a close friend group now who I love dearly and we are always honest with each other which is the best thing about having these deeper connections rather than having tons of friends who in reality, aren’t true friends, when I was a teen I was more concerned with how many I had rather than how many genuine ones I had.


  12. Thanks for this inspiring post. It gets me thinking for sure. I believe how much you put in a relationship determines how the relationship turns out. Just not easy for everyday life. Definitely worth thinking how to out this in use more.


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