Little Fibs

Avoiding the truth because we’re afraid of hurting someone’s feelings often ends up hurting everyone. Our self-esteem suffers because our subconscious mind gets the message that what we really feel isn’t valid. Since we all tap into the one mind, at...

Depth and Understanding

Just as depth perception requires seeing with two eyes, deeply understanding any situation necessitates examining it from various angles. We each perceive reality from a unique perspective and every point of view has blind spots. We all tend to see what we expect to...

Living Authentically

Can you tell the truth about your life or are there certain things you don’t want others to know? While the desire for privacy is normal, reasons for secrecy can be healthy or unhealthy. If you’re hiding aspects of yourself because you’re afraid of...

Deception Hurts

Life can present us with difficult situations that make it seem like telling the truth will rock the boat or cause suffering. While dishonesty may delay discomfort, it creates deeper problems. Our lies are indeed unfair to others, but they actually hurt us most. They...

The Ripples of Dishonesty

Dishonesty is harmful to everyone. Telling little lies to make ourselves feel better actually damages our self-esteem because our subconscious mind assumes the truth of who we are or what we think isn’t good enough. Because we’re all connected to...

Creating Meaning

Nothing really means anything until we assign meaning to it. We fabricate stories, repeat them, believe them and then look for others who agree and validate our spin. When someone comes along with a different point of view, we judge and dislike them. Sometimes we...