HONESTY. We can write hundreds of books about this one single word. We all want honesty, to be honest ourselves or other people to be honest with us.
But on the other hand it frightens us a lot. Because pure honesty is right in your face. It is about how people feel. How they see things. And then just say it. No filter. Honesty can hurt. A lot.
It can also heal. Make one feel free. At peace.
John Lennon once said ‘Being honest may not get you many friends, but it will always get you the right ones.’
And he was a man who loved peace in his life. For him, for the whole world.
Of course, honesty is also something very personal. We all see and feel things differently, we have different backgrounds. So being honest can be very tricky. As long as we are respectful to others and speak with integrity, not having the intention to hurt someone, I believe that being honest is the best thing we can do. Ever. What do you think?
Not easy at all. Since we know or sometimes even do not know how the other person will react. So therefore, we are most of the times not really honest, or just a little honest. And we put a big smile on top of it while saying the honest things. To soften the brutal honesty which can be so painful for the other party. Is this a good way of doing it? Or maybe most of us already do it like this? For as long as we remember, pure honesty is not easy.
What we can do, if we are not fully honest today towards others and also not to ourselves, we must train this step by step, day by day. Just be a little more honest next time. And the next one. Just practice it. Rome was not built in one day. Changing a behaviour takes time and effort.
And like Lennon has said. You will maybe lose some people in your life, but the real ones will stay.
Some other quotes about honesty are:
*Honesty is much better than sugar coated bullshit.
*Everybody wants the truth but nobody wants to be honest.
*I have found that growing up means being honest. About what I want, what I need, what I feel, who I am.
*Be kind, be honest, be loving, be true and all of these things will come back to you.
*Be honest with yourself, every minute of your life. Honest about your feelings. Honest about what you believe. Honest about the way you speak. Be ready to live an authentic life. Helena Kalivoda.
Have an honest day you all. Every day.