Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Virtue development, honesty, part one. Honest people sleep well.


Once one has achieved the virtue of faith, they have chosen what matters in their life, honesty comes next. To what extent is a person true to themselves?

Honesty, does not depend solely on what a person says. In A Course In Miracles, it is taught that honesty actually means consistency. “There is nothing you say that contradicts what you think or do; no thought opposes any other thought; no act belies your word; no word lacks agreement with another.” M.4.11:4-6 Does a person say what they do and do what they say?

Corollary ideas to honesty are genuineness, sincerity, authenticity. Deep honesty requires that a person knows themselves. Being honest with oneself is one of the greatest blessings of life. If nothing else, an honest person sleeps well.

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