While most of us would say it is wrong to lie, we all have had the experience of lying to ourselves. Whether it is excuses to justify behavior we know is wrong, continuing to allow negative behavior from someone we care about for fear of losing them, these lies undermine our self-esteem and take the most courage to face. But here is the gift of that courage: FREEDOM. When you can look yourself in the mirror and tell the truth, you will know the joy of being authentic. Standing in that truth of who you really are is the beginning of self-love. Forgive yourself for the lies you told to survive a hard situation, and then commit to being truthful to yourself. Not easy, but so worth it.
“Today I will look myself in the eye and acknowledge where I have been deceitful to myself, and make a promise to tell the truth from now on.”