See the Truth of Your Life
See the Truth of Your Life
  • Posted: October 27, 2014
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Key Lesson

Honesty heals; lies hurt. In these four words lives all one needs to know and practice, that is, assuming one wishes to be whole, harmless, loving, and true.


When it comes to seeing the truth of our lives, the late, great author Vernon Howard taught those who would listen that "The medicine is bitter, but it heals." If we would heal the hidden hurt in us then we must learn that the initial bitterness of self-truthfulness is the front runner of our ultimate spiritual betterment. Our work is to concede to the bright prescription of higher self-honesty, regardless of how it tastes to us in those moments when we see ourselves as we are.

Following are six eye-opening facts. They reveal areas in our lives where many of us have lived with our eyes closed, vainly hoping that if we don't see something regarding how we go about our lives, then it won't be able to hurt us.

We close our eyes to the fact that:

  1. Wherever we go and regardless of whom we meet, we still seem to run into the same conflicts and experience the same negative reactions.

  2. We blame others for their insistence that we serve their interests, when the real pain in such moments is our own resentment over a cowardly inability to just say no.

  3. In spite of all of the pain it causes us and others, we still believe that we know what it means to be a winner in life.

  4. Just because we have mastered hiding some character fault of ours doesn't mean that it has stopped hurting those around us.

  5. We would rather have the company of known liars and betrayers than have to go through life by ourselves.

  6. Crying for ourselves out of self-pity doesn't change one thing about the nature of the self that is the secret source of all these tears.

For extra swift healing, study these friendly guides with the intention of welcoming in their light. Remember that authentic self-healing must begin with truthful self-seeing. Just as the rising sun dismisses our fears of imagined dangers hidden in the darkness of night, higher consciousness of any unwanted condition must precede its correction. For those who would be free, the choice must be to see.

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