Only we know what we believe and if what we believe is the truth. Only we know if we’re lying to ourselves.
Other people may think they know what’s going on with us and what’s right for us, but only we know whether we’re doing what we say we’re doing. We must be honest with ourselves. Only we know what our values are and whether we stand by and live with those values.
We can all change, but only if we have the desire to change, but not all of us will. Having the desire to change comes with a discipline of its own and our need to want to change, to do things differently. Life is a discipline of its own, but all disciplines need honing That part isn’t so easy.
In the long term, being honest with ourselves means our lives will become less complicated. Issues that once seemed daunting will become less daunting. We’ll be more in control and therefore more gentle on ourselves. Being gentle on ourselves means we’ll be more dignified, not only with ourselves but with others too.
When we’re not true to ourselves, we live a lie and a life less than what we would expect and if that is the case, why be prepared to settle for anything less? We all get one crack at life, we may as well make our life the best that it can be.
When we’re honest with ourselves everything falls into place automatically. It absolutely does.