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December 27, 2014

A Lie Takes Up The Room to Tell The Truth

by James R. Yarbrough
To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

The More Room to Lie ♦ The Less Room to Tell The Truth

(It is not hard to tell the truth when you are not living a lie.)

It is said that all of us will tell a lie at some given time. It may seem that way to those who do. It is not an absolute truth and should not be taken as a given. You will meet your highest expectation or stoop to your lowest. These are the things you must decide. If you feel you have to lie, then that is what you will do. When you don’t want to say what is true, do not say a thing; though, you will be telling a lie to yourself. That is the only lie that we all might tell.

A truth does not come from a lie, and a lie does not come from a truth. A lie is baggage that is with us until we tell the truth. It is with us no matter where we go or whom we are with. You must get rid of it, and until you do, you will not be the true you. You know, the person who you were created to be, the real you. A lie lives on until the truth is told. There is no win over the truth. Though the truth may be challenged, it has no equal. With a lie as your friend, you are your worst enemy.

You cannot say a lie is not a lie if you do not know the truth. The truth is the only thing that you can tell that you know will not change. There is not a thing that last that can be built without it. Once it is told, the truth will not change what a lie has done. Though, living the truth will make lies fade. With time, they will lose their strength.

The truth will not undo a lie. It is the same with our past. We must acknowledge our past, good or bad, and then leave it there. Living in the past will not change the present. The past will always be the past it will not be changed. And the present will always be now. So will the future when we get there. The greatest truth that we can tell is to ourselves. If we live the truth, there will be no need to lie to anyone. It is a great challenge to hold on to success when our thoughts are based on lies. What we think and how we act will be the same.

The core of the truth is elastic in the sense that it can be stretched, but only so far. If it is stretched beyond, it will be a lie. The truth is always known. That is, even if it’s just you who knows. Why not tell it. It should be told for all that it is worth, and one thing for sure, a price cannot be put on it. We must be willing to hear the truth and to tell it. And if you want to help your Self, never run from it. For no matter how long or far you run, it is a race that cannot be won. Nor should one want to. Not all has to be told, but what is told should be the truth. It relieves the load and puts the mind at ease. A lie has no comfort zone. It is always running and trying to hide.

It is Not Enough to Say I Am Sorry

We should know what we do to others and ourselves when we do not tell the truth. It is not a mistake, it is wrong. Why can a lie not be a mistake? A lie is an intended act that will cause harm. A mistake can cause harm as well. But it is not done on purpose. There is something wrong with how we live our life when we think we have to lie. It is offered up for different reasons; though, it does not change that it is still a lie.

I have always tried to tell the truth. Life is better for me when I do. There have been times when I told the truth and no one would believe me. It took a while for me to understand why. You cannot tell the truth to one who lives a lie. They will not know it when they see it, because their mind will not let them believe. If I lie to you, I cannot believe your truth. When we live a lie, we are separated from what is real. The trouble with a lie is that it will not let you see the truth. That is, until you do. What is it when you tell a lie but think it is the truth?  It means, you should know the company that you keep starting with yourself. And say not a word until you know. A lie is dangerous and a hazard to your health. You are not safe when it is present.

What is it when we say yes but we feel no. Is it a lie to say you care, all the time knowing that you do not? Does it hurt more, or less to know the truth. A lie is meant to mislead. It can, and often does, create a world of make-believe. This is a place where no one is living the truth, the teller or the told. The thing is, one of them should know the truth; though once a lie is told, how can you know. You can start to believe it, which is another lie. From the clothes we wear to the products that we buy, much of it is a lie. And a lie will always do damage. It is hard to know where you are going or where you have been.

Who are we when we shed our garments and our “face?” It is we. I will not be true in what I do, if you are not true in what you do, to me. If I think I love you, and you have not told the truth, then my love is a lie. And that is if I know it or not. A lie will not support the truth. It is a lie when we will not allow ourselves to see this. It is the greatest lie of all when the way we act is a lie. It is not a mistake.

A mistake is not made by the conscious part of the mind. Its roots are in the base of our thoughts. It is not made on purpose. There is no motive. When and where we make our mistakes is all about how we feel. When we feel good about ourselves, mistakes are few. We take care with what we say and do, there will be no need to say I am sorry. I made a mistake.

Both lies and mistakes are acts of thought and are harmful to those who are touched by them. A mistake is no less harmful than a lie. Just as with a lie, it can be the cause of damage. It must be made right or it will. Once touched by either, you will be harmed in some way. They cause many of the bad things that happen in our lives. Even so, they can be followed by what is right.

We do not try to make a mistake. If we did, it would not be a mistake. It would a thing we did with some thought. When what we do is thought out, it is not a mistake when a thing goes wrong. It is how we think that is the problem. A mistake is caused by a thought that we are not aware that we have. It is not a conscious thought. This sets off an action. What you have then is the mistake. It is not one, though, until it is known. At least one person must know that it exists. If not, it can be made again. We do not make a mistake that we know of more than once. If we do, it is not a mistake. It is done on purpose whether we say so or not.

We do have thoughts that we are not conscious of and they distract us from what we are doing. They cause us not to pay attention. If it is not important to you, it is not a thing you should do. The mind will not engage, as it should. This will not let you do it right. You have to focus, but not a thing will help if you are not ready.

What we do now is what we should focus on. We can think about many things, but we focus on one at a time. To try to do more could cause a mistake. To think that it is special skill to do more than one thing at a time is misleading, at best. It takes no special skill to multitask. It does not require any special know how to perform more than one task at a time. It just shares the effort, which takes away from the whole of each. Just as we can see more than one thing, we can only focus on one at a time. That is, unless they are the same kind. If not, you will be drawn to the difference. We can do more than one thing at a time but will not think more than one thought at a time. Try it. Sit two or more things together and focus. Your mind will shift from one to the other.

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