August 9th of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘.
There’s a subtle difference between being truthful (see Aug 2nd) and not lying. Lying is about deliberate deceit. We all do it. OK, maybe the Dalai Lama doesn’t, maybe Mother Theresa didn’t, but the rest of us DO!
We lie to our spouses:
“Honey, does my bum look big in this?” “No! You look great.” [Lie]
We lie to our friends:
“So I told her to shove her job, you’d have done the same, right?” “Sure I would.” [Lie]
We lie to our colleagues:
“How you feeling today – getting any better?” “No (croak), need another day off I think.” [Lie]
We lie to ourselves:
“I could never do that, could I?” “No way, you’re better off staying where you are – it’s safer!” [Lie]
Spend today being ultra aware of what you say and determine if everything is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And yes, white lies are lies so if your offspring ask where babies come from think about your answer carefully. 🙂
Once again – good luck, you’ll need it!
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