The Importance of Being Honest

“Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. Honesty is hardly ever heard.”
–Billy Joel

Honesty is one of the core values we teach our children. We encourage them to play fair, share, and tell the truth when interacting with others. There is another branch of honesty that is often overlooked – being honest with ourselves.

Is honesty a lonely word in your life? Are you so concerned with pleasing others that you need an invitation to your own life? The phrase “No matter where you go, there you are” reminds us that we can’t escape our heart’s desires. We try to by plugging into technology or watching t.v. When we disconnect, we are back to where we started: staring at our reflection in the mirror wondering who we are and how we got here.

“It’s never to late to become who you might have been.” –George Eliot

The possibilities are endless. The key is to stop listening to others MORE than you listen to yourself. Start listening to the beat of your heart. The heart knows what it wants; thoughts in our head talk us out of pursuing our true passion – whatever sets our soul on fire.

Who could you become? Be honest. Now, start to be who you might have been. It’s never too late.

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