Only we know what we believe and if what we believe is the truth. Unless we’re void of truth because we’re mentally ill, we know if we’re lying to ourselves. Only we know what our values are and whether we stand and live by those values. We must be honest with ourselves.
If we’re not honest with ourselves, we can change, but not all of us will have the desire to change. We may not accept we need to change. Having the desire to change comes with a discipline of its own. We must want to change.
In the long term, being honest with ourselves means life becomes less complicated. Issues that once seemed daunting will become easier to manage. We’ll be more in control, we’ll be gentle with ourselves, and with others too.
When we’re not honest, we live a lie. When we’re honest everything falls into place and even if it doesn’t automatically, you’ll have less obstacles in your way. When we’re not honest, life becomes a treadmill, and one of deceit.