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It has often been said that honesty is the best policy.  Most, if not all of us would like to be able to trust the information we receive from others.  But how often is that just not the case?

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. ~Abraham Lincoln

What does honesty mean to you?  Do you think that white lies are okay?  How about half truths or omissions?  Denial is not a river in India.  Have you adopted a don’t ask, don’t tell type of attitude in your marriage?  How about turning a blind eye?  Is something on a strictly need to know basis in your life?  Or do you just lie through your teeth?  Mark Twain once said: “If you tell the truth, you don’t ever have to remember what you said.”  Lying can be very stressful.

Growing up I watched my parents tell lies and sometimes they would make me lie for them by having to tell certain phone callers that they weren’t home or lying about the reasons I was absent from school or hiding a dress my mother bought for me so my dad didn’t find out.  I never felt good doing those things.  So I decided at the age of 29 after becoming a mother for the first time that it was time to tell the truth and set a good example for my own children.  It required a learning curve because at first I would say everything exactly as I thought it and ended up hurting some people’s feelings, like Jim Carrey in the movie Liar, Liar, unfortunately not as funny.  I have since learned to say my truth more gently.

I’m not saying you should tell someone that they don’t look good in their dress, that’s just an opinion anyway.  I’m talking about telling the truth about things that really matter and accepting consequences that might come as a result of living our lives with integrity.  I remember having a rude awakening back in 1999 as I was driving home from a bible study group.  I was stopped at a light when I saw my friend’s mother, who was at the same study group as me, hit into the back of someone’s car.  I watched as the man pulled over to address the accident and she drove away.  I was very upset by what I saw and questioned her irresponsible behavior and accused her (in my mind) of being a hypocrite.  This left me conflicted because I really liked my friend and her mother but I was upset to see such a character flaw.  I convinced myself that she did it for reasons beyond her control.  You see she was married to a miserly man and I imagined it would be very scary for her to go home and tell him due to her meekness.  But should fear get us off the hook?  Who knows, I probably should have pulled over since I witnessed the event.  I know now not to judge anyone, we never can know the true meaning of things.  Compassion is key.  I trust that everyone is learning at their own pace.  Those who’ve never sinned cast the first stone kind of thing.

I lied many times as a teenager, saying I was at a friend’s house but really at a concert or a party.  I think it’s easy to fall into that trap of bending the truth or lying in order to have some fun or to avoid a punishment of some kind.  But how far will it go and when does it stop?  Eventually you have to be held accountable and the truth has a way of surfacing.  I got grounded a lot as a kid, but what about the more serious things that are happening in this world.  The kinds of lies that hurt other people like the child molestation cases that were being covered up by the Church and recently at Penn State.  The lies on Wall Street that are costing people billions of dollars.  People being put away in jails for crimes they didn’t commit due to a lie someone told under oath.  How about if the government lies to us?

In the movie, A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s character said, You can’t handle the truthand this appears to be the mindset of our government, that we can’t handle knowing that they’ve been in contact with ET races.  Well, I think most of us are ready for this information.  In the alternative media it’s called Disclosure.  They tell us in subtle ways through Hollywood with all the alien movies.  Other countries are beginning to release their UFO documents.  British cosmologist Stephen Hawkings and a Vatican Astronomer have made recent statements about extraterrestrial’s in the cosmos.  Scientists have discovered that we are among 100’s of billions of stars and galaxies, so it would be naive to think we are the only life forms.  I think it’s becoming apparent that we’re not alone in the Universe and I for one will welcome the time when we finally are told the truth.  I don’t think it’s as scary as people think, sure there are some evil beings out there but overall I think the Universe is filled with benevolent races who want to be neighborly with us.  Like the Mister Rogers song, won’t you be my neighbor…

My quest for truth has drawn me to information on the internet that’s being called The Truth Movement and others may consider it to be conspiracy theory nonsense but for me it has been an advanced education in hidden knowledge.  Stuff you’re not going to see on the nightly news.  Yes, you do need to be able to discern when someone’s pulling your leg.  There appears to be a lot of disinformation out there, but some of it is very revealing about what’s really going on in the world.  Like 9/11 was an inside job and the Federal Reserve is a privately owned international banking company independent of the US Government and run by the elite’s of the world for profit.

We’re about to have another Presidential election in our country.  Lying and politics seem to go hand-in-hand or should I say hand in pocket?  I don’t even consider elections worthy of my time and attention — it seems as if the candidates just say whatever they think the public wants to hear in order to get elected and have no intentions of doing any of it.  The system is broken and we need to scrap it all and start over with some honest individuals who really want to serve the people (IMHO).

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.  ~Thomas Carlyle

Let us do our best to be like honest Abe, it has been said that Abraham Lincoln walked a very long way to return a few pennies he owed a customer when he was a younger man working in a store.  You decide how far you want to take it, that may be a bit extreme if you ask me.  Honesty is best determined on an individual basis.  I think we all know when we’re being dishonest about something.  If it feels bad, it probably is.  I like to say when we know better, we do better–and sometimes it can take a long time to get the awareness it takes to lead a completely honest life.  In the end, the most important person to be honest with is ourselves.  How often do we try to tell ourselves lies?  Like eating a whole bag of cookies isn’t going to make me sick.  My spouse isn’t cheating, he’s just very busy at work lately.  One time won’t hurt me or it’s no big deal.  I’ll do it later.  We need to take a reality check and find out if we’re happy with the life we’ve created for ourselves–take our head out of the sand if need be and rectify our ways.

2011 has been the biggest eye opener for me to date.  I have grown more in that year than in all my years combined and I can only imagine what lies ahead in 2012.  It seems like everyone is waking up and seeking answers, wanting to know the truth.  Like Jesus said, Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.


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