Tuesday, July 11, 2006
One of the attitudes in the Dance Your Life series is HONESTY. Good things happen to people who are HONEST. I don’t know if people are born with an HONEST gene, learn it as children or simply choose HONESTY over dishonesty in the moment.
Be HONEST with self ---
Sometimes it’s easier to be HONEST with others, than with ourselves, because we see ourselves through a distorted lens. For years I thought I was stupid. I was in my 30’s, standing in front of a mirror looking at myself, when the truth hit me like a thunderbolt. “I’m not stupid. I’m smart! All these years I have been believing a lie about myself.” It was a shock to suddenly see myself so clearly. That was the beginning of the end of the lies. I began to be very discerning what I believed about myself.
Be HONEST with others----
I have witnessed the damage lying does in relating to others. When you tell a lie, it is like shielding light from the sun. And the more lies you tell, the more the light is blocked.
I was in a relationship once where I saw the damage my lies did to my relationship. When I decided to be HONEST and tell the truth behind my lies, something dissolved between us and allowed the love and joy to flow freely again. That’s when I learned that if I wanted to dance my life, I had to stop lying.
If you follow my blog, I will reveal to you all the attitudes necessary to practice and master so you too can say, “Life is good. All is well. I am happy.”
Little lies from time to time erode your integrity. If you value integrity, you must act with integrity 100%. No one said it would be easy. But if it was easy it wouldn't be so valuable.
No one can steal your integrity away from you once you have earned it.