“Honestly, Why All the Lies” by Sally Fay

This article about lying, from the Huffington Post is so true….and sad at the same time. I don’t understand how, and when it became socially and morally acceptable to lie. Do people no longer have a conscience?

I’m a big believer in “the truth will set you free!”

My favorite quotes from the article are:

“Why do people lie?…. it seem[s like] liars [are] popping up all over, Bernie Madoff, Elliot Spitzer, Mark Sanford, John Edwards, Tiger Woods. Help! What is up with all this lying? From sociopaths to slippery characters, clearly lying is not something that makes any of us feel good to read about nor does it elevate our collective human spirit. Lying is like addiction. It is a sickness, a flaw in need of healing. If you have to lie about what you are doing, clearly it is something you need to hide about yourself, or you are not dealing with what is really going on, jumping to the next high, instead of being present to the real work needed to do within yourself. The lie is a pretty good indication your willfulness and narcissism have taken you out of the present moment and reality, for the quick stroke to the ego.”

“When did everyone get so needy and self-centered?

“Honesty takes courage and constant practice. Precision honesty is for those daring to be true, and those brave enough to reveal themselves for who they are, no disguises, for those individuals with a healthy understanding of themselves and a willingness to be true in all relationships.”


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