Now be honest with yourself
Do you think you're honest? Do you think other people
are? Do you really think that honesty is the best policy?
Do you really want others to be honest? Can you handle
Well, to be honest with you
I don't have the
answers to that. I have MY answers, sure
can't honestly say that those are the RIGHT answers.
It takes a lot of courage to live your life honestly.
It doesn't always get you out of a troubled spot; it
can even make things worse. (Be careful how you answer "Honey, does this outfit
make me look fat?")
In any case, here's one path to getting yourself to
a more "honest" life:
Face everything head on.
Look at your life as it is, not how you think it
should/could/would be. Look at it without judgment.
Whenever you become defensive or judgmental about yourself
or those things around you, you automatically build
walls between you and whatever it is you think is threatening
you. This could be anything, from other people and their
criticisms of you to your own judgment of yourself.
Live with right information, with yourself and others.
You don't have to tell your most private thoughts and
feelings to every nosey person out there. It just means
not being false (Remember that "it's none of your
business" is a truth you can also live with.)
You don't have to like the truth, just accept it as
Truth. Dealing with the truth is a better foundation
to build upon than anything else.
Leave it alone.
Stop twisting things out of shape to fit your moments.
You don't have to cover up the truth, decorate it or
force it into any mold. "Truth will out,"
isn't that the way the saying goes? Truth, when left
to itself, is truthful. All it needs is your encouragement.
Live as if Truth matters.
If you don't value the truth, you won't honor it. Put
Truth above your personal feelings of safety. Make it
matter enough to seek it, hold it; live it.
And just for the record, my answers to the questions
are "for the most part" ...
...and that's the truth :-)