Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
When we are not honest, we are cut off from a significant resource of ourselves, a vital dimension that is necessary for unity and wholeness.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to ''achieve'' or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?
You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else.
You can't make wrong work.
You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. [Leviticus 19:11]
You've got to be honest; if you can fake that, you've got it made.