Fact: Nobody owns honesty; it’s not something we can possess, only something we can practice as we speak or engage with others. Consider the areas of your life: family, friends, work, social, spiritual, etc. Now look at where you think you operate at the highest degree of truthfulness; truthfulness meaning – being honest and transparent with those around you, not concealing or manipulating your commentary, being fully yourself, and sharing without reserve. Makes keeping track of our words and the candor in which we speak them them quite a project. However, the work involved in keeping tabs on our slight exaggerations, excuses and manufactured images of self whether from time-to-time or chronic is too great to sustain over time. Derivations of the truth simply don’t work and they will have us polishing the veneer of someone we think we need to be rather than refining the “authentic who I am.” The emotional prison of verbal fabrication can be opened in an instant by trusting that truth, although intense in some cases is not nearly as frightening of living a life where we are uncertain of what we have said or even worse, remain uncertain of who we are. When we live in truth, albeit a higher gradient of challenge, we get to refine what is real and strengthen what is genuine instead of spending precious time, energy and focus buffing our plastic.
Be extraordinarily and fully you today.