The idea of the Perennial Philosophy of Aldous Huxley leads one to the idea that God is too big for any one religion. How is it that sometimes people outgrow their religion of childhood? James Fowler, among others, has mapped out a model of spiritual development. Osho says that a person cannot enter into a spiritual life until he/she rebels against childish religious beliefs. Notes On A Spiritual Life intends to explore deeper understandings of an authentic spiritual life.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Honesty is the best policy
Honesty is credibility. Do you mean what you say and say what you mean? Do you do what you say, and say what you do?
Along with honesty and credibility comes dependability and reliance.
People who value honesty know who they are. They do not pretend.
People who are honest are authentic, genuine, sincere. In this, there is great peace.
An indicator of whether a person is walking the way of Love is his/her honesty. This is the bedrock on which the good life and heaven rests.
Those that deceive, create a hell. Self-deception is the worst hell, for nothing in the person's awareness is authentic and genuine. To pretend to yourself and others that you are other than you really are, and things are not the way they seem, is to create an insanity that corrupts any experience of peace and bliss.
False prophets are numerous in the world as are false promises and false pretenses. The path of the ego is littered with the false, the counterfeit, the dishonest, the empty deception which while in the short term may glitter, and gleam, and shinily attract, wind up contaminating our awareness with rot and decay resulting in anguish and suffering.
Honesty is the best policy even when it seems to hurt.
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