We must always tell the truth, because it’s the right thing to do, so we will never have to doubt and question ourselves or other people, and so that we don’t spiral into a world of deceit. It’s also good for our health.
With truth, we will always have trust, but without trust we can never know whether we have truth. It takes courage to tell the truth, particularly if we think it may hurt another person’s feelings. When we don’t tell the truth, those non-truths will come back on us.
But not everyone is emotionally ready to hear the truth, and that’s what makes our task impossible. It’s not that what we’re saying is wrong, but that what we’re saying is not always ready to be received.
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 what the truth is. Telling the truth will always make us vulnerable and open to criticism.
But truth and honesty are 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. Truth also forms the building blocks of our integrity and helps build the foundation for us to live with peace in our lives. It also helps with spiritual growth.
Having nothing to hide is much easier than hiding everything and getting caught out. Truth ultimately gives us the freedom to express ourselves and be ourselves.