How to be honest: Aren’t you tired of lying anyway?

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How to be Honest with everyone n your life

I can’t stand  a liar and I need people to be honest with me  for my complete sanity. Yes I have lied before for different reasons. But this isn’t about me so I’m going to get out of my feelings, and focus on my growth (hehe). Honestly being able to be truthful with people you care about or even a random stranger, shows that you respect them. Respect goes a long way when you are building a relationship or encounter. But we all know that Honesty doesn’t come easy for a lot of the world including You and me. Honesty  only is difficult when we realize the truth may hurt and in my opinion most lies are shared out of love (did I just say that?). Most people Lie because we don’t actually understand what it means to be Honest.

To be honest is like giving away a Kidney

For example: When someone is trying to be honest with you, how do you receive it? Are you sensitive, aggressive, on guard, or are you completely receptive? I have come to realize that this is one major factor in why people are not honest, they are afraid of the reaction of the other person.

A different angle: If you are trying to be honest with someone, remember that they are probably different than you in problem solving (important factor). That person should be free to react with any emotion they may feel( non-abusive of course). This means that you should allow the other person to be themselves and don’t try to control the way they receive your honesty.

Now we are here: After you have given a person your honesty, Be ready for what they have to say. Prepare to receive their feedback. Think about if you were the person someone had to be honest with, you would want to be heard and acknowledged.

A different angle: The hardest thing to do when you feel like you are valid and just plain right, is to listen. So be quiet and listen, even if you feel they are wrong. This helps the other person get how they fell out into the open. I consider this the selfless step in honesty (also the humble step for some of us).

Wait There’s More

You Have to hear this: When I am being Honest with someone, I focus in my heart and in my mind why I am going to them. I always try to remember to approach people with love and I hold on to that when I am being honest. It’s like my motivation to be honest and encourages me not to be scared.

A different angle: Never ever, ever, ever ever approach some one with malicious intent, it just won’t go well. If you are solid in the fact that you are honest with love or care in your heart then you won’t have as much trouble being honest. You will have stayed true to yourself and given the other person the respect to be true to who they are.

Class Dismissed

I’m not the teacher, I am the student just like you,. But in the little Journey of mine, I have learned that I can’t change other people and their reactions. All I can do it control me and what I give to the world. There will always be times when being honest is difficult, but we have to figure out in which the intent of being honest it given. There will be time when it’s wise to not say anything at all, judge that for yourself. You will get it wrong, but be willing to forgive yourself and others if you do. Life is about sharing what we know and what we have learned with one another. So tell me what it’s like when someone is honest with you. How do you react? Do you feel it’s ok to lie to help save another person’s feelings?

A deep motivational take on honesty to help you to love , have faith, and to live by.

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13 Comments

  1. October 7, 2017 / 12:37 am

    We lie to ourselves when we push our expectations off on others. Mask off you be you I’ll be me and we’ll live happily.

  2. October 7, 2017 / 2:35 am

    This was such a great read, honestly. I truly dislike liars. And I feel like one little lie will turn into much more just to cover the original!

  3. October 9, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Honesty is something our society is seriously lacking today. False news and information pollute our world more and more. Your post is great and call out for all. I value telling the truth and seek to do so in all my interactions.

  4. October 9, 2017 / 10:15 am

    It’s so important to be honest. Because once a person isn’t honest with you, it’s almost impossible to trust anything that comes out of their mouths!

  5. October 9, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I love this statement “The most free person in the world is someone who has nothing to hide.” There is a special liberation that comes with that. Life is much happier and enjoyable when you aren’t harboring lies.

  6. October 9, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Honesty is the best policy. We have to be honest with other as well as with ourselves. No more lies indeed.

  7. October 9, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I think that honesty is always best, sometimes it hurts people more in the long run when you lie to them. You forget to mention the people that lie for no reason or who lie about silly things. I don’t like liars either because its hard to decipher from whats the truth and whats not.

  8. Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    October 9, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I think I’m tactfully honest. Sometimes, I feel that there is no need to say everything that comes to mind, mainly because I wise person is not the one who talks the most, but the one who listens more consistently.

  9. October 10, 2017 / 1:29 am

    Love this honesty is the best policy. Sometimes it’s hard but such but a liberating feeling.

  10. October 10, 2017 / 2:12 am

    Honesty is hard to receive and give. I like the way you explained things in your post. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I have lied to save another person’s feelings, but I understand that can be the wrong approach.

  11. October 10, 2017 / 6:58 am

    I don’t like lies or secrets, especially when these hide important or life changing things. I feel like when you lie, you cheat yourself in the process. People never get to experience the real you. They just get a fictional you. We’ve all lied about something at one time or another but hopefully have grown to maturity and realize that 1 lie just leads to more lies. I prefer to walk in truth and surround myself with honest people.

  12. ShaBree
    October 11, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    “The most free person in the world is the one with nothing to hide.” Love that! Honesty goes a long way.

  13. October 12, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I think of a life without lies as one without fear. When somebody lies to me, I wonder if they are afraid of me or consequences or something. Usually there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of.

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