Honesty is something people don’t think of when they consider what they know within themselves and the value of what they do. Short of breaking the law or telling outright lies to others, honesty ceases to become something people consider in any depth, unless of course someone else is not speaking the truth. Then the issue of honesty is brought up with great emphasis. So, in your own life, think of what honesty means in terms of what you tell yourself and not only in terms of what you tell others. Let us start here. Tell yourself a lie, and you will lie to others. Alter the truth to yourself, and the representation of truth to you will be altered as well. Base your activities or plans on one thing that is false, and the outcome will disappoint you. This is where honesty must be considered anew and be given a greater application… Read more about where honesty really starts.
“Are you living the life you know you must live? That is the question. And the honesty of your answer will be important.” — The Freedom Journey
“All falsehoods begin with what you tell yourself. All self-deception begins with what you tell yourself. All errors in discernment and discretion begin with what you tell yourself.” — Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training
“The truth is utterly beneficial to you, but at first it can be quite shocking and disappointing to your other plans and goals. This you must risk if you wish to have the certainty and the empowerment that the truth will bring to you.” — Secrets of Heaven
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” — Albert Einstein
“To honestly look at the world is to realize that its mounting difficulties are exceeding human capacity and understanding.” — The Will of Heaven
“People will have to face the reality and the meaning of the New Revelation. They will have to face their response to the Messenger. They will have to face the consequences of either succeeding or failing in this encounter. It will be a great test, a test of integrity, honesty, clarity and wisdom.” — The Burden of the Messenger
“You must be open and yet very firm about what you know already. This firmness and openness is the achievement. What has been discovered thus far that you know to be irrevocably true? This you must hold to with great reverence.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community
“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” — Gandhi
“Tell yourself a lie, and you will lie to others. Alter the truth to yourself, and the representation of truth to you will be altered as well.” — Wisdom from the Greater Community Vol II
“Your task is to take the Steps to Knowledge and to have the honesty to realize that without this greater guidance within you, your decisions will be weak, predicated on weak assumptions, on shifting desires, on momentary attractions and most importantly based upon the grinding reality of fear that so pervades your life and other people’s lives that it goes almost unnoticed except when it is expressing itself in extreme ways.” — The Reconciliation
“The correct attitude must also include the willingness to correct anything that obstructs the reclamation of Spirit—those beliefs, those attitudes, those ambitions, those cherished needs and those personal demands that infringe on and limit your ability to experience life as it is, as it will be the next moment and as it is destined to be in the future … You must continue to push the boundary of honesty and come back to what you know, which is distinct from what you want or believe.” — Greater Community Spirituality
“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain
“Truth exists whether you want it or not, whether you believe in it or not and whether you adhere to it or not. That is what makes it true.” — Secrets of Heaven
“You are being prepared for a greater life, with greater strength and integrity, but you must submit and receive and learn to become truly honest with yourself about your deeper intentions and your greater responsibilities in being here.” — God’s Power and Presence In The World
“It is the integrity, the honesty and the desire of the heart that will count and that will enable you to receive the New Message for yourself and to understand its importance for the world.” — The Message and the Messenger
“You begin with what you tell yourself. Whatever you tell others is based on what you tell yourself. If what you tell yourself is untrue, then what you tell others will be untrue. And though you will think that you are being honest because you are being consistent, it will be very difficult for you to unravel the layers of deception that you have succumbed to.” — Living the Way of Knowledge
“God has placed Spirit within you to guide you and to protect you and to teach you how to live in harmony with your environment and with each other. It is oriented to the truth, to what is real and genuine and authentic, what is honest and what is compassionate.” — Nature and Natural Disaster
“There is a clamoring for change, but who will change, and what will change? People who are wealthy want to keep their wealth and have more. People who are not wealthy want wealth, and they need many practical things. And then, of course, there are vast and ever-growing numbers of people in the world who cannot even meet the daily requirements of life. They need reliable and sufficient sources of food. They need political stability. They need security. They need ethical governance. The needs are immense and growing. But you must ask yourself: Who will have to change here? And while you may point the finger at certain people or institutions, if you are really honest in your questioning, you must come down to yourself.” — Real Change
“Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” — Lao Tzu
“When you speak the truth, everyone benefits, and yet the truth you speak cannot be verified by your questioning mind, for it does not come from this source.” — Secrets of Heaven
“You have come to serve the world at a very great turning point, perhaps the greatest turning point that any race can face. You have come for this. So do not take forever to come to terms with your deeper inclinations. We call for a greater honesty within you, an honesty that responds to Knowledge and is not governed or controlled by your will or your ambitions. Then the time it takes to come to terms with what you really know and what is really genuine in your life can be effectively shortened, which saves you time, energy and a great deal of suffering.” — Living the Way of Knowledge
There are growing numbers of people in the world today who sense that great change is coming, and more than this they have begun to respond to messages from Knowledge, the deeper intelligence within them telling them to do certain things, to make certain adjustments or changes in their life and to take certain forms of action.
Yet so many of these people have been unable to respond. They feel the warning of the message or perhaps they see the signs, but they are not moved to act. They recognize the need. They recognize a possible danger. But they have not responded. They have not taken any action regarding it… Read more about being honest and living the true life.