Honesty; a priceless quality

Have we become so self obsessed/busy that we’ve forgotten standard moral code?

The right way to treat other people? Common courtesy? R E S P E C T {do you even know what it means?}

It seems to me that we are breeding a culture of self absorption, ‘Ill do what I want’, ‘Whats in it for me’ & ‘its all about me’ thinking.

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Honesty is a quality that seems to be lacking. In a society where we all live a little guarded, protecting ourselves and our hearts from hurt and disappointments, wouldn’t it be important to spend time practising this quality? Were all struggling to keep up with the demands that society places on us, scared to show our true colours for fear of judgement, hurt and disappointment. We answer ‘how are you’, with ‘ok’, because how can we let anyone through the walls weve built close enough to let them know were doing everything but being ‘ok’.

Honesty is always respected and appreciated. Honesty is not a sign of weakness, but rather the sign of being a good human.

‘Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom’. Thomas Jefferson.

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Previously {when I was employed} as a business development manager, and a skin care trainer, one of the best lessons I have learnt; if you don’t know something, be honest, find out the answer and get back to the client/student. People respect honesty and view dishonesty with disdain. People can see through lies. No matter how big or small they are.

Are you an honest person?

Being honest means you refrain from lying, cheating, stealing and acting hypocritically.

Personally, I have found that people will be dishonest when trying to protect themselves, rather than being honest and dealing with the circumstances. It can seem easier to tell a white lie in hope of protecting a person and their feelings, rather than perhaps breaking them apart with the truth, or putting ourselves on the chopping block & owning up to something not so great we might have done (which we allllll have, were only human).

In dating, why do we bother not calling back, creating distrust and hurt when we could easily say ‘Im just not  that into you’?

Truth hurts. It’s true. The truth can be more damaging than a lie, or omitting it, but the truth will always come to light. Your better to be the person telling it. Whether to a lover, family or friend, honesty isn’t easy. Especially when words of truth have the ability to hurt, but honesty is always valued & no matter what, it will make the situation better for both/all involved.honesty6

If something/someone upsets you, do you hold onto resentment, or do you let the other person know their actions have affected you (of course this happens in life, were all different people on our own journeys).

Be honest, talk about how those actions have made you feel, and then choose to get over it, or invest your time elsewhere. Everyone has a different set of morals and values that they live by, spend time with people who share your moral code (not saying some are good, some are bad, just everyone is different).

If you know something but you don’t tell someone, are you being dishonest or simply omitting the truth? Obviously I don’t promote to interfere with other people’s business, just to act your own way, with integrity and honestly.

 ‘Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around’. Leo Buscaglia

Many situations can be avoided when you act honestly.

I know now, if i make a mistake (whether in work or relationships) I’m quick to admit it and then FIX it. Be honest (trying to own up to my inner CRAZY when it comes to dating).

The truth is no one is perfect, but we are all here trying to live our lives happily with great love, family and friendship, to accomplish this, you must include honesty in your list of core qualities.

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 ‘If Im honest I have to tell you I still read fairy tales and I like them best of all.’ Audrey Hepburn

Be honest with yourself.

Who you are, what you like, what you dislike, stop trying to be somebody you’re not. When you start acting in a manner that is true to you, you’ll find the happiness you have been searching for, act from a place of integrity from your heart not your ego & live a life of passion.

 ‘There are those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and also be honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained. Lao Tzu

 

Love & light, Charlie x.

Treat other people how you want to be treated & remember what goes around comes around.

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” Bob Marley

 

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