Being Honest

September 10, 2009 by  
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I have been receiving a lot of emails from people saying how much they admire my courage in sharing my feelings with the world. That always makes me smile and think; how else could I write about things that are important to me and hopefully to others if not by being completely open about how I feel?

The Love Project Inc. was born out of a need to really share in honesty my experience as human.  I would be doing a disservice to me and others if I didn’t show myself as I truly am and if I didn’t encourage others to do the same. 

I also have to say that there is great freedom and strength in honesty.  By being honest and exposing our humanity we get to show and share our mistakes, fears as well as our good qualities.  We don’t need to waste time making up excuses or hiding that which we think is not attractive.  And we don’t have to lie to ourselves or others because we are putting it all on the table.

When I was growing up my mom used to scold me for telling everyone everything about myself.  And as a child I would tell her that if I told everything than no one could ever hold anything over me.  No secrets. 

The other amazing thing that happens when we share our shortcomings is that we make room for the other person – who we are relating to – to act in the same fashion and then all of a sudden we can build a truthful trusting relationship. 

If we have to hide and to lie we end up with no one to share our lives with and we become very lonely people.

Honesty brings compassion. We start seeing each other and ourselves for who we really are; imperfect beings searching for happiness.