Are You Ready To Get Honest – I Mean Really Honest?
A few years back I decided to get honest and I mean really honest!
Now I’m sure many of you reading this are saying to yourselves, “What?” Why were you dishonest? After all, most of you think you’re honest – right?
Well as of today I’m about 82.3% honest.
“What? 82.3% – are you kidding me!”
Well to be “HONEST” I have no idea how honest I am. You see the truth is always evolving, and what we know to be our truth today won’t necessarily be our truth tomorrow. (The world is flat, the earth is the center of the universe, we only use 10% of our brain, we only have 5 senses (new science shows we have up to 20), I’ve always struggled with my weight, etc. etc.
Listen no one is completely honest, and how can we be – probably 99.9% of everything we know was passed down to us from someone that really didn’t know either, and that information forms 99.9% of our beliefs.
So how do we get really honest? Well the way I see it – we must accept we aren’t honest, and it’s in that act of honesty that we free ourselves from trying to pretend to be someone we can never be. When we accept we aren’t honest we become honest and a huge part of our self-blame, shame and guilt is immediately eradicated.
Now I’m not saying, this action of accepting we are dishonest condones or allows people to purposefully be dishonest. Most of us still have a conscience that will let us know if what we are doing is causing harm to others, and ourselves and thus we have a choice to stop or continue.
The other huge benefit of accepting the fact that we will never be HONEST – HONEST is that it allows us to see others in a new light. That we are no different than they are, and that casting judgment on them for something we ourselves do seems completely illogical.
So give it a shot! I really don’t think 82.3% is that hard to attain is it?
Frank Moffatt is the Founder and CEO of Your Second Fifty. An online educational community that provides inspirational educational through books, films, and online courses for those in their second fifty.