We must always tell the truth, because it’s right. It’s also good for our health. We tell the truth so that we don’t spiral into a world of deceit. We tell the truth, so we will never have to doubt and question ourselves or other people.
With truth, we will always have trust, but without trust we will never know whether we have truth. It takes courage to tell the truth, particularly if we think we may hurt another person’s feelings. When we don’t tell the truth, those non-truths will come back.
But sadly, not everyone is emotionally ready to hear the truth and that’s what makes our task impossible. It’s not that what we say is wrong, but that what we say is not always ready to be received by someone else.
My mum always told the truth. She would rather hear the truth than be lied to, even if hearing the truth proved difficult. But when we live without truth, we’re in denial of the truth. Telling the truth will always make us vulnerable and open to criticism.
Truth and honesty is the epitome of life. It is what life should be about and is right because it fits in with what the universe expects of us. It’s also the building blocks on our integrity and builds the foundation for us to live with peace in our lives. Truth also helps with spiritual growth and builds trust with others.
Having nothing to hide is much easier than hiding everything and getting caught out. Truth ultimately gives us the freedom to be ourselves.