Sometimes, telling the truth can be scary, especially when we don’t know how the person we’re being honest with will react. As humans, we seek reward and avoid punishment. With that being said, it’s easy to want to lie to avoid something we think will be negative. I won’t lie, I used to lie a lot. Over time, I’ve learned the importance of telling the truth and being honest with myself and with everyone around me. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in life is that the truth will set you free.
We don’t like it when we’re being lied to. Yet oftentimes, we lie to others without putting into perspective how they would feel if they were to find out. People tell lies to avoid hurting others, avoid facing negative repercussions or for self-gain, but this is really not the way to go about life. If the people we lie to find out, it may be very difficult for them to trust us again. If we’re living a life of lies, everything loses its value and we ultimately lose our true selves with it.
Trust me when I say the truth really can set you free. When we’re honest with ourselves, as well as with others, we have clearer conscious, are more likely to generate and receive trust and genuinely lead better lives. Being true genuinely feels good and makes us better people.
At the end of the day, the worst truth is better than the best lie, and being honest will pave the path to a more successful, happier life, as well as help to create better, stronger relationships. If we’re honest with ourselves and those around us, our days will be brighter and our souls will be lighter. It’s all law of attraction and if we’re spreading truth and positivity, it will make its way back to us. Ultimately, we’ll be free.
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