Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Lies We Tell

(Not inspirational but definitely introspective….boy it gets dark in here sometimes!)

No matter the primary orientation of our moral compass, varying levels of deception exist. Deception takes its form in the lies we tell ourselves, and the lies we tell others. The conscious ones, that help us get through each day, can be as insignificant as the face saving white lie “No dear, I don’t mind when you leave food in the sink.” and as destructive as “It’s only cheating if I get caught.”

How about the unconscious more insidious lies we tell ourselves. The ones that hit just below the surface. That unsettling feeling you have after you make a decision that you are SURE is right….How many of these decisions are merely a series of intellectual justifications slowly yet surely leading us towards an emotional death.

How can something be right, yet feel so wrong?

May we all be centered and somewhat introspective enough to get to the truth of the matter, what ever THAT may be.