Are You Being Honest With Yourself?

I have been sitting with this concept of honesty, betrayal and self-deception for a few weeks now and am ready to share some of my thoughts under the heading – are you being honest with yourself?

Let’s start with self-deception…


What is Self-Deception?

A number of definitions on self-deception exist, including –

  • “the action or practice of allowing oneself to believe that a false or unvalidated feeling, idea, or situation is true.” ~ Google
  • “Self-deception involves allowing yourself to believe something about yourself that is not true, because the truth is more unpleasant.” ~ Collins Dictionary
  • “the act of hiding the truth from yourself” ~ Cambridge Dictionary
  • “the act or fact of deceiving oneself.” ~

Now that we have some insight on self-deception, let’s look at honesty.


What is Honesty?

There are many definitions of honesty, including –

And honest means “telling the truth or able to be trusted and not likely to steal, cheat, or lie” ~ Cambridge Dictionary.


Are You Being Honest With Yourself?

So now you have read the two definitions of self-deception, you can reflect – are you being honest with yourself? For me when I started my end-of-year review ritual this year, I made a promise to myself to tell the truth, so I can get clear on who I am going to be this year and what I am going to focus on.

I have looked at all of the areas in my life, know where I am in each area and am now ready to focus on my top priorities for each (not someone else’s). Oh what a gift!


Over to You…

Are you being honest with yourself and what you want to create for yourself and your loved ones?

Feel free to share your insights or questions below in the comments. Remember, you can start to make different choices today, if you choose to (and as long as they are ecological and safe).


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