For me, my truth is my truth. My truth in a situation is what I'm thinking and/or feeling and/or sensing. My truth in and of itself sings, and conflict enters when I have a goal or agenda or underlying motive or expectation or prejudice or fear that enters. When I avoid or let go of those and simply express my truth in a caring, open, and honest way, I'm not looking for survival or any particular outcome and instead look for life. For me, being and relating in that way is intimate, fulfilling, and thriving. It's the essence of life and is the best of living. What helps me engage in such living is awareness of the value of it, which awareness is based on having experienced it. Survival is basic. Life can be about much more than survival.