Saturday, July 24, 2010
The master is honest.
Through his honesty, he knows himself.
The wise man has discovered the value of honesty.
He understands that, far from rendering himself at a disadvantage,
his honesty renders him invulnerable.
The honest man fears nothing, for he deals with reality.
He lives in a world of what is, while others live in a world of what is not.
Few will understand him, and many may despise him,
for they can not trust him to be like them.
The honest man does not need to be liked, or even understood.
For he is able to like himself, for what he knows he is.
Better: he is able to respect himself, for his unchanging honesty.
One is unable to teach the value of honesty to one's children,
unless one is honest, oneself.
Becoming honest is no different from ending any other addiction:
Practicing awareness of dishonesty, one becomes less and less dishonest.