Seldom, very seldom does complete truth belong to any human disclosure. Seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken. ~Jane Austen, Sense & Sensibility
To live a life with honor and dignity, we must tell our truth… when it is necessary and not unkind to do so.
We must tell our truth instead of presenting false images of ourselves and/or trying to manipulate the perceptions of others.
We must tell our truth and not settle for less than we need and be brave enough to ask for that which our heart and soul craves.
We must tell our truth even if it is not tidy or pretty and will most likely cause tension and conflict.
But is this kind of honesty even a possibility in the world we live?
We must tell our truth so that we can truly come to know each other and therefore, relieve if only for a twinkling a sliver of the loneliness that richly and deeply colours the human experience.
Because the truth is: When we “lie,” we sacrifice our soul.
It is as simple — and as challenging as that.
Call to action: Can you tell and handle the truth?