As a clinical psychologist, I am frequently confronted with the fact that we all lie. I am not talking about deliberate, bold-faced lying. No, this type of dishonesty is far harder to detect and admit. It is the kind of lying that comes from not … Read More
Humans are masters of self-deception. We don’t like to think of ourselves as liars; it hurts us too much to admit. So we lie to ourselves about that, too. Unless we actively Choose Honesty.
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Choosing to Become More Honest
Anyone who has engaged in psychological work though psychotherapy, meditation, and self-help practices knows that choosing to be honest with ourselves is incredibly hard. It requires that we develop enough self-esteem to tolerate the truth and to … Read More