We have always been taught since we held consciousness that lying is a sin, that we should always be truthful. I believe when we were younger we used to abide by it religiously but as we grew up this morale sort off fizzled out with every passing second. What changed through these years? I feel we remain the same, our heart remains the same, our soul as it is, then what alters that we tend to hide the truth when we grow up? Our condition, our Milieu, our heart or is it our mind? To unravel this mystery I would like to narrate a small story from my life.
So, I was in the second year of my college and my marks of final tests were declared. I couldn’t score well and decided to hide it from my parents. Not that they would have yelled at me or something, in fact, they have always been supportive whatever the case be. It had nothing to do with my parents, It was a voice from within which was hindering me to tell them the truth. I was too ashamed of myself, I was scared to face reality.
Then after a month, I told them the truth. Do you know what happened? They were upset with me. Not because of my lesser scores, but because of me hiding the truth. Do you want to know what was I going through during that entire month when I had kept that secret hidden? I always felt as if I am burdened by some imaginary load. I had sleepless nights. But the day I let it out, I felt relaxed. That day my parents told me one thing which I will never forget, “Always face your fear, be strong”.
So, now I will answer that question. What changes when we grow up that we start hiding the truth? The answer is pretty simple when we are kids our mind is not muddled, it follows one path. As we grow up, WE COMPLICATE THINGS. We overthink. We are scared of disappointing ourselves, we are ashamed of failures. As we progress, we learn to escape from reality. It shouldn’t be that way.
Few things to remember:
1) Hiding the truth can hamper your mental peace
2) It is the way to escape from reality
3) Learn to face the reality, only then you will emerge out stronger
4) Lying means complicating things
5) Keep it very simple, live it
6) Never be ashamed of your failures
7) Failures are meant to teach life lessons
8) It is okay to not be flawless
Always be honest with yourself, You can do it! You are strong enough to handle the truth, you need not escape from reality to deal with it. Lying is a sort of escapism. Don’t let that voice from within hinder you to face the situation. The moment you decide to deal with it the way you should, you have already won.
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