What level of self-honesty is acceptable and/or healthful, & how does it reflect our honesty w/others?

An excerpt from – A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health – Chapter XIV – “True Honesty”…

“Most of us have likely heard the saying that the world would be a better place when we ‘live each day as if it is to be our last.’ In the healthful philosophy set forth in this writing, this analogy is only true if we are most often a living example of the notion of ‘true appreciation of the miracle of each moment,’ versus ‘living for the moment.’ In the traditions set forth herein, this level of true honesty is requisite of one aspect of what is coined as the ‘accumulation of light’ – it is ‘parting the veil’…it is ‘opening the door’ to a higher and healthful purpose. It necessitates doing the right thing for the right sake, without the need for selfish recognition – and/or selfish and often hidden agendas. True honesty is a beautiful and genuinely healthful thing – it is absorbing of light…and the more skillful one becomes at it, the less light that is reflected. It is healthful energy which nourishes, strengthens, protects, and elevates us. Dishonesty is dark and heavy…it separates us from each other – true honesty leaves us without the need to hide behind any wall that separates us from others. It is a living lightness of being – a level of honesty which allows us to connect-the-healthful-dots toward deep and abiding true insight and clarity, e.g., coined herein as ‘pattern literacy.’

The manifest dynamics of self-honesty (and hence, honesty with others) may be one of the most complicated riddles of all – and the true effort it requires to insure that one will be able to look back over one’s life and enjoy “a sense of healthful and loving unselfish honor and delight,” is to say the VERY LEAST, very, very difficult. Life is, in any circumstance, never easy – often seemingly untenable. Be it as it may, the more we truly become honest with ourselves, and of course with others, the more and more that life truly becomes easier. Please ask yourself, what would this really mean? What if it really is true? Is such a level of true happiness worth the effort? As stated in an earlier chapter, “nothing is worth anything unless we keep trying…and trying…and trying.”

Most, if not all of the religions of the world have pointed out the importance of honesty. They have not done so haphazardly – they have made it pretty clear. Albeit, there is at least a vague difference with the philosophy of true health: Therein, the primary point is that one’s quality of health and wellness is succinctly reflected in one’s level of true honesty. It means that a significant portion of our emotional, physical, and spiritual difficulty and/or illness is rooted in our dishonesty with ourselves and others. This outlook sets forth that dishonesty propagates unhealthful walls which are blockages that encumber insight into our internal environment – and in and of our external environment, e.g., between ourselves and others. To put it quite blatantly, dishonesty is not unlike a disease – in fact, it is a disease. Dishonesty puts weight on our shoulders that can break us, or all-but-break-us. It often makes us want to keep busy (always seeking new and interesting ways to stay entertained) – running away from ourselves, from the horror we fear within…the wall(s) of lies – built with self-deceit and/or lack of objective insight.” – Dr. Glen Hepker (Copyright 2011)

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2 thoughts on “What level of self-honesty is acceptable and/or healthful, & how does it reflect our honesty w/others?

  1. It’s amazing (to me anyway) how easy it is to be dishonest with ourselves… in positive and in negative ways. We think something about ourselves is better than it is… we think something is much worse than it really is. Truth can be an illusive thing. Too bad we aren’t born with warning labels — “Warning frequent reality checks required.” 🙂

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