Are you that real? Are you, really? If you had asked me a couple years ago, I’d have told you I was honest. That I operated with integrity and spoke the truth. And I did. Well, mostly. I guess sometimes that piece of truth that was really uncomfortable “accidentally” got left out. The short story, if you will. I wasn’t lying, but I wasn’t bare ass naked.
Bare ass naked truth is an advanced place of truth. It’s about owning the what is. The good, the bad and the ugly. And then finding self acceptance in the underbelly of your secret, private ick. Standing, exposed and naked under the florescent lights and unabashedly declaring, “This is me!”. It’s scary! Yes. And it is fabulous, too! When you can create the space for that degree of honesty and love for yourself, you can begin to bring that into your relationship and arrive at a whole new level of connection.
It can very liberating to discover that authenticity and acceptance are available to you. And better yet, at the same time! However, you must know that BANT requires permission and comes with a warning label. “Trying this at home without mutual consent and agreement can lead to injury“. Truth is, not everyone wants, or is capable of such a thing. It is imperative that it be embraced by both parties in order to truly contribute to the relationship.
So, are you ready to take it on? Does it excite you? Scare you? Intrigue you? How bare ass naked are you really willing to be?