Speaking one's truth is a hallmark characteristic of being mature. This isn't always easy. Children often lie in order to avoid punishment. Adolescents are known for stating falsehoods when bragging about themselves. Adults don't want to appear "less than" in relationships. Sometimes we don't even know what the truth about ourselves actually is!
Many people are aware of portrayals of famous figures whose videotaped interviews include direct quotes that clearly provide evidence of lies. We desperately need those in the public spotlight to model honesty: CEOs who are committed to "telling it like it is." Politicians who are so well known for "fudging" the truth need to either change their ways or be removed from office.
Do you know how important the truth is? Benefits from truthful living include:
Here are relevant questions:
If you are a truthful person, congratulate yourself! Comments regarding how that came about and what it is like would be helpful to readers and are very welcome!
Jeannette M. Gagan, PhD, is an award-winning Author, licensed psychologist, shamanic practitioner, and an Ambassador for Peace. Over the years she has learned to use writing as a platform to educate, celebrate progress, and set new goals for PEACE within for all.