Be Honest With Yourself

 In my daily writing with my Inner Voice, we have been discussing how if people truly want to move forward to a better, more loving life, they must be honest with themselves. But honesty can be a challenge, because oftentimes people are not sure what is truly right for them. When you are honest with yourself, you will begin to discover who you truly are, and this will guide you to the life that you have always wanted to live. With this in mind, a conversation with my Inner Voice may shed some light on this subject.
 My questions will be in italics and the answers from my Inner Voice will be in normal print.

 When we speak of being honest with ourselves, what do we mean? 
 To be truly honest with yourself, is to sift through your false beliefs, your self doubt, and your need for approval from others, to discover who you truly are. Then you can begin to live your life the way that you have always wanted to live your life. Living life honestly is to shed thoughts, ideas, and actions that are not in harmony with the love that has created you and all that you can see, and beyond. When you begin to live life honestly, you will become your authentic self.

 Why is it important to sift through our false beliefs and the self doubt, to live an honest life?
 Many of the things that you believe about yourself may not be true for you, but you believe them anyway. Why? Because oftentimes these beliefs bring you a level of comfort. Through this comfort you have created the life that you are living now. What few people realize is that these beliefs may be holding them back from experiencing a better life.
 Imagine if someone told you that you would always be a failure. Powerful word to be sure, these words can have a negative affect on how you see yourself in the world, and how the world reacts to you. You, always being a failure, is the opinion of someone else, and not what you may think is true for you, but you allow this opinion to dictate the direction of your life. By believing this opinion, you are not being honest with yourself, you believe the negative opinion, and not how you feel about yourself. You are now denying yourself the possibilities that await you when you see yourself with love and honesty.

 I'm still working through, being honest with myself and living a better life. Would you explain further?
 Let us ask you a few questions: Are you truly happy in your life? Is everything in your life bringing you joy and happiness? Are you taking full responsibility for the life that you are living? The answers to these questions will tell you if you are following your true desires or not. To be honest with yourself, is to live your life without doubt, hesitation or your need for the opinions of other people to guide you through your day. If the answers to any of these questions was no, then ask yourself why are you denying yourself the opportunity to live your best life possible.
 Do you know what will make you truly happy? This is another important question to ask yourself. If the answer is no, then it is important to look within yourself and discover what is true and right for you. But do so with the intention of discovering who you are and the life that is best for you. Remember, be honest. If you are intent on making those around you happy while sacrificing your own happiness then you are not being honest with yourself.

 To be honest with myself, I may have to ask myself some very uncomfortable questions. Why do that?
 You ask yourself these questions to uncover what is true for you. From this discovery you can release many of the false beliefs that have been hindering your ability to live your life with love, kindness and compassion, for yourself and those around you. The intention to asking yourself uncomfortable questions is to uncover what makes you truly happy and also to discover who you truly are. If the questions and the answers are uncomfortable, then this shows you where you are in relationship to living your life honestly.
 To be honest with yourself is to discover who you are, what makes you truly happy and the benefits of this powerful discovery.

  Is there one thing that we can do to begin to live our lives honestly?
 Know that the result of this journey is to discover the tremendous love that is within you. Love is the destination, so there should be no fear in beginning to discover what is true for you. But remember, your truth may conflict with the opinions of you that other people have of you. It will be through the love that you have discovered within you that you can now be honest with yourself, no matter what other people think of you.

 Why is being truly honest with ourselves so challenging at times? Is it because we do not want to disappoint those around us? Or is it because we are afraid of what we may learn about ourselves? Let me know what you think. I'm always open to expanding the discussion further.

Peace and Well-Being,


Copyright Paul Hudon 2019


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