Monday, August 13, 2012
It's amazing the little lies we tell each other and ourselves. I'm not talking about shocking, devastating lies that could hurt someone. I'm talking about those little lies that pile up when we refuse to just be honest to save face, not make ourselves uncomfortable, or just because we're so used to saying them.
It can be something as simple as saying you are fine or that your day is great when someone asks how you are doing when in fact you are not fine. I'm the type of person who hasn't quite got the concept of complete honesty. I always admire the people who can just tell something like it is without having to apologize for it. The type of person who will tell you they are having a horrible day instead of just saying, " I'm okay."
It's time to get real. We all have two sides to ourselves- our public persona and the person we go home to. We are at peace when we are around the people that allow us to melt the two into one. Unfortunately, these people are VERY hard to find. This is why we're often not as authentic as we'd like to be.
What steps do you take to have a good support system around you that allow you to be the most authentic version of you?