The Honesty to Confront Your Self in the Mirror of Truth
It’s all about honesty. Honesty with those around us, but most of all honesty with ourselves. In order to become our true selves, we must have the courage to be ourselves and follow our own dreams. If we can’t do that, then the life we’re living isn’t our own. Isn’t that a terrible admission – that the life you’re living isn’t your own? How can we ever be self-fulfilled or at peace when we are lying to ourselves?
Real honesty also means bridging the gap between ‘Who I am’ and ‘What I do’; and between ‘Ought to be’ and ‘Is’. It is being what you believe in; letting every action and behaviour be an expression of who you are inside. And you simply can’t do that until you recognise and realise to what extent your life is being restricted, and how many of your actions are motivated by external forces rather than internal desires.
Only you can admit that you are trapped in Comfort Zones. But, like the alcoholic who can’t begin to be cured until he has the honesty to confront that fact and commit himself to doing something about it, you have to go through the same process in escaping your Comfort Zones. And, unfortunately, nobody can do it for you – even though, as you’ll see later, there are people who can lead you to the water (as this book does), but then it’s up to you to decide whether you want to drink.
CONTINUES TOMORROW …..