Does your definition of lying include “omission”? Isn’t hiding, or not being up front about something just lying?
It’s an easy trap to fall into; telling little white lies, avoiding conversations, skirting the issues. It’s so much simpler to avoid some subjects, isn’t it? You may even believe your lies are helping to “keep the peace.”
In the short term, sure it’s easier. But at the end of the day we all have to be able to live with ourselves.
If you lie to others, that means you’re also lying to yourself.
It’s hard enough to trust other people, but what if you can’t even trust yourself?
Lies weaken you from the inside out.
Life will hand you many challenges, and getting through them will require unshakeable faith in yourself. Don’t weaken your faith, or break your own trust.
A committed daily practice of yoga and meditation wakes you up to your true behaviours. The distance between how you want to be acting and your actual behaviour becomes very uncomfortable.
The practice will help you make minute adjustments so it’s easier to stay on course in the long run. Don’t be afraid to look, don’t be afraid to change, and don’t be afraid to apologize.
Stay on the path.