This isn’t going to be a blog about weight. Instead it’s about reflection. Reflection of your true self vs the one that you show to the world.
We all have parts of ourselves that we don’t show to the world. But those parts are still there. And when you look in the mirror you see them. Even if you try to fool others, you can’t fool yourself. And the truth is you don’t fool others for long either.
There are 2 truisms when it comes to looking in the mirror. 1 – if you have a secret the only way to keep people from finding out is to never tell anyone else. Ever. Once more than you know, everyone will eventually know. 2 – the only way to lie is to only tell a lie that no one can ever find out about. If more than you know the truth, the truth will come out.
It always amazes me when someone lies about something they KNOW they can’t keep secret. The truth always has a way of bubbling to the surface. ALWAYS. And it seems those that have the most to lose and hide are the ones that tolerate secrets in others the least. IE “I do believe you protest too much” and “those that protest too much project themselves”. Or, to make it simple – those that lie the most and have the most secrets will find a reason to think everyone else is lying and has secrets too. Even when others don’t.
They say the truth will set you free. Actually, when you always tell the truth you don’t need to be set free. You just are.
And there is a difference between being truthful and being overly brutally honest. You don’t always have to say what’s on your mind in the attempt to be truthful. But when it’s time to open your mouth (and knowing “when” is just as important – sometimes silence it the best option) telling the truth is the best idea.
There does come a point where when you lie so much you start to believe your own lies. At what point do your lies become your truth and your life becomes just one big lie? And is there any recovering from that? And if you lie about everything in your life – who are you really? Do you even know????