Monday, August 31, 2015

The gift of honesty

To understand others, you must know yourself.
To be forgiving, you must make peace with your mistakes.
To love generously, you must love and accept who you are.
To gain wisdom, you must learn from your lessons.
To cease judgment of others, you must heal buried anger.
To live openheartedly, you must be free of old hurts.
To connect with God, you must be still and listen.
To serve God, your actions must be selfless and intuitive.

If you feel defensive about any of these truths,
then some part of you knows they're true.
Though you may have resistance to looking at yourself,
breathe deeply until the resistance falls away.
Remember that self-honesty is a beautiful gift...
 that will lead you towards change.