Lee Springer @springer7217: What do you think of “white lies”? Do u tell them often, or do u expand your endeavors when you speak? What abt the gen public?
NEVER even tell white lies. If you are late for something, don’t give a “white lie” excuse. Just say, “I’m late.” When someone is wearing a dress you don’t like you need to be constructive in criticism, if you say anything at all (often silence is better than saying anything). This forces you to THINK instead of LIE. Imagine that; the two choices we often have when confronted with being honest is to either THINK BETTER or to LIE.
Once you stop all lying the universe starts to believe you. The universe itself will know that every word out of your mouth is truth. So the universe then begins to bend in your direction since IT KNOWS you can’t say anything untrue.
By the way, this is very different from so-called “radical honesty”. The kind of honesty where you say to your girlfriend, “I like you but I’d really like to have sex with your sister”. That might be honest but it’s harmful. First make sure no matter what you do, think or say – before, during, and after, you aren’t harming anyone. That’s the first step towards real trust not only with others but with the Universe. Then be honest. The two together force you to think, to be clever, to be constructive, to truly give of yourself. Give and you will receive.