Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The importance of honesty

Meditation, if done correctly, enables us to be honest with ourselves. Today someone sent me an email that refers to how important this is. I share it with you:

Feelings without honesty are defenses
The world without honesty is an illusion
Memory without honesty is only a fantasy
Time without honesty can never be now
Space without honesty can never be here
Love without honesty is possessiveness.

Without honesty there is no real growth
Without honesty there is no freedom
Without honesty there is no hope
Without honesty nothing is real
Without honesty nothing is.

I really like that first observation that feelings without honesty are defenses. We will all be healthier happier people if we become less defended in our attitudes toward ourselves and others. Telling ourselves the truth is the first step.

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