Honesty

August 21, 2015

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Complete honesty is challenging to accomplish when the person I’m most likely to deceive is myself. How often do I tell myself what I want to hear rather than facing the truth about my relationships, my feelings, my desires? The good news is that the degree to which I live in honesty is within my control.

In an article for Science of Mind magazine, Los Angeles Director for A Season for Nonviolence, Eisha Mason wrote, “Now when I’m feeling resentment, I always look for what’s familiar. How have I been participating in creating or maintaining this situation? What have I been getting out of it? I look for how I might be projecting what’s going on inside of me onto someone else. How am I making the other person responsible for my feelings and my choices? … Stepping into honesty with myself and others was one of the scariest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done. But taking that step is teaching me that I can be honest AND caring, emotional AND responsible, human AND spiritual, vulnerable AND powerful, all at the same time. Indeed, this is what mastery is all about.”

My commitment to living nonviolently creates the space for me to admit I haven’t been entirely honest with myself in some places in my life. Today I find myself grateful to look deeply into an area of my life that needs some honest evaluation. I can look deeply into the matter with compassion for myself and anchor into an intention to truthful AND loving. I can share the truth with a trusted friend and allow for a whole new level of honesty with myself that inspires me to greater integrity and more peace. My daily commitment to the active practice of nonviolence opens new doors of possibility in authentic living. I feel empowered by the only source of power there is, Love. I am grateful.

We’re waking up together and I’m so grateful for that! If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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