Being truthful is not about telling the truth to others.
Being truthful is not about not telling lies.
Being truthful is about being honest with yourself.
Before we can begin to be authentic in public, we first have to be in alignment within ourselves.
How can we speak truth to our tribe if we do not even know it ourselves?
Too often we find people who will say one thing in private, and another in public.
Regardless of the validity of the statements, if we are not sharing the same message, whether in private or public, we are not being truthful.
Does this mean we have to tell everyone everything? No, of course not. What it means is that we are clear in our intent and with our presence. It means we are being the same person with our families, our friends, our business associates, or our tribe.
Our essence is what matters. Our presence conveys our essence. Our words reflect our essence.
The more true to ourselves about ourselves we are, the more true we can be to other people.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant