It's such a simple little concept. But it's something that we often forget to do. What I'm talking about, though, isn't honesty as in always telling the truth, rather of honesty as a way of life, as a way of approaching each other and ourselves.
When we are honest with each other, barriers are dropped. We find that there is no "us" and "them:" there is just another person facing similar challenges to what we are experiencing. When we're honest with ourselves, we learn who we really are, what really matters, and what our place in the world is.
Being honest and approaching life with honesty allows the Universe to be active in our lives, bringing many surprises. Yes, some of these surprises and changes that come may not be pleasant, but who said growth is easy? Sometimes the only way that we can get to where we need to be is to be knocked flat on the face so we let go of ego and be honest with ourselves. And being honest helps us to deal with the hard times. It keeps our perspective fresh, it helps us not to lose sight of the things we have that we are truly grateful for and the things that truly matter in life.
Being honest lets us see the truth. We are a mirror of the world around us, and vice versa. And if change is to take place in one, it must happen in the other as well.
Being honest allows the energy to flow.
Being honest allows love to exist.
Being honest is to truly be.
Throwing the Bones