Honesty

Welcome to our meditation…

Take a deep cleansing breath. Stretch your arms. Stretch your fingers. Stretch your legs. Stretch your toes. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Let us think for a moment about what makes this world beautiful. In essence, all that comes natural to this Earth is beautiful. As John Keats wrote in his poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” To be true to ourselves is beautiful. Honesty is beautiful. It takes courage to both speak it as well as hear it. It challenges us. Sometimes it beckons us to change when we least expect it. Sometimes it nurtures trust in us and helps us to be more open and loving. Sometimes we earn the trust of a friend and we are blessed with the gift of friendship. Learning to accept the truth from others and allowing them to change and grow allows us to move forward in life as well. It is hard sometimes but there is plenty in this world to keep us happy the rest of our lives. Honesty puts us on the path to finding what is good for us in this life. Embrace the differences and keep seeking out the connections. By being honest we can bless each other with the beauty of our true selves.