In today’s world, dishonesty is heavily practiced. People lie even when they don’t need to lie. Most of the time, it’s the easier softer way, where the mind will want to take short cuts to avoid fights with the spouse, questions from children, rejection from employers or even to make a quick financial gain . Whatever the case, many do not tell the truth as the truth is usually accompanied by uncertainty. Therefore, most individuals will feel a lack of control and lie.
Control is our dilemma, we control people, places and things to avoid jeopardizing our ambitions, security and/or relationships.
As lies pile up over time, our minds become busy in coordinating and managing our stories. This can be quite the task and sometimes take a toll on ones health, leading to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or fear.
Most of us have experienced bad times. These are sometimes the result of our own making. Take a closer look, did you play a part in that bad experience, were you dishonest or selfish in nature and put yourself in a situation to be hurt?
To know the problem one must see the problem. Take the time, when you retire at night, to journal on the parts of your day where you had been dishonest and see where you can make improvements.
To achieve optimal Wellness and live a healthier life, that is filled with positive outcomes, one must become honest.
Bobby Bains BHSc