To be honest means to be truthful, sincere; able to be trusted, loyal and fair. If you display honesty it shows a good moral character that is positive and full of integrity, someone who is transparent and authentic.
With that in mind, are you an honest person? If so, to what degree? It’s a good question to ask oneself because I am sure we would all like to consider ourselves to be honest but upon closer reflection how honest are you? But what is more important is HOW HONEST WITH YOURSELF ARE YOU? This question is vital. Ponder on it for a while.
Many people wear a mask that they show to the world – this makes me think of the song Tears of a Clown:
“… if there’s a smile on my face, it’s only there trying to fool the public… but when it comes down to fooling you, now honey that’s quite a different subject. But don’t let my glad expression give you the wrong impression really I’m sad, oh I’m sadder than sad …..”
Considering the above, how often do you go around with a smile on your face when deep inside you are feeling sad. I remember the days when I use to deal with difficult and sad situations by joking around and laughing. It worked a treat and stopped me from dealing with my negative emotions. I became so good at it that I became an amateur comedienne (and I was good at it too). However, after time the negative emotions continued to build up inside until they had the chance to explode once I entered into rehab and my drug of choice (food) was taken away from me.
Hiding behind a mask is the most dishonest thing you can do to yourself. You are lying to yourself and not allowing yourself to be YOU, to be AUTHENTIC. Do you know how tiring it is to pretend?
Oftentimes people fear being judged for being real and showing their true selves, they feel that people will prefer them to be a certain way, when actually people prefer realness. I know that when I come across people who are not being authentic it irritates me but I also feel very sad for them. How awful it must be to be so fearful of not being real and true to who you are. It causes depression and much more.
So I implore you to be honest with yourself, stop hiding behind the mask. Lift the veil and embrace you, be integral and sincere. People will love to see the real you because it makes them feel so much more comfortable around you. In addition you will display lots of positive vibes and the added qualities that go alongside behind honest such as loyalty and sincerity. So I ask you now will the real YOU please stand up!
Love and Light xx