Honesty starts and ends with you. It’s not as easy as it sounds because our notion of honesty is often tainted with how things “should” be. We have faithfully learned the lesson of what we are supposed to want and feel and think by people in our proximity.
We have faithfully accepted it and are even opposed to others who don’t want and feel and think the same. Since we in our camp are right, those in other camps must clearly be wrong.
This goes on and on and on. There can’t be an end to it. But you can choose to not engage in that ancient eternal battle.
So let’s leave right and wrong out and take the first trembling steps towards honesty.
What is it that I want? What feels good to me? Why do I want it and why does it feel good?
Sometimes our motives are not so noble. That’s okay. We’re humans. In admitting our less noble traits we’re closer to honesty and therefore closer to ourselves, what we truly are. It’s not always easy to do because we desperately want to be and seem so good, useful, smart, lovable, interesting etc, etc. Bless our hearts!
When we are what we truly and honestly are we can be of enormous benefit to other people, just by being.
Each one of us has our own unique life path, valuable and important. You can’t compare one with another. Each is part of a most intricate weave of grace and purpose. We don’t have to understand exactly how it works.
If you keep looking at yourself, you’ll keep discovering, keep becoming, keep evolving. Read more on how to do it in my previous blog post Entertain your addictions.
There’s no finishing line, there’s only freedom, love and all you ever came here wanting.