Benjamin Franklin famous proverb “Honesty is the best policy” is well known, but is it really true?
Being honest is more than “sayin it as it is” or “telling someone what you really think”. There is a difference between being blunt and straightforward to living your life honestly. Sure, being honest means living in the absence of lying, cheating and stealing, however honesty also means being trustworthy, loyal, fair and sincere.
Think about the last time you were really honest, either with yourself or with someone else. First of all, how did you feel afterwards? If you were honest with someone else, how did they take that? Did they take offence? Were they upset? Were you upset? Or, did you actually feel like you could breath a little better? Like you were living within your own morals and beliefs? Did you treat the other person with “Respect” whilst you were being “Honest”?
Living a life of integrity, truthfulness, ad deliberate positive action in your conduct, attracts other like minded people to your life.
Think of a time when you were dishonest. How did you feel? Did it play on your mind you told a “little white lie”, did you constantly think about it and wonder if you would be found out? Were you riddled with guilt? And if then you rectified this “little white lie” how did you feel afterwards? One word I bet – FREE…
Living an honest life allows you to live FREELY and with integrity, morally and positively!