“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.”—Eduard Christoff Philippe Gèrard Renaldi, Prince of Genovia The Princess Diaries, 2001.
Honesty isn’t easy. When we force ourselves to be honest, we lay the facts – however ugly – on the table. It can be scary as hell to lay the truth out in the open, uninhibited by the lies we use to cushion it. It leaves us vulnerable. We fear people’s reactions or the repercussions.
But there’s freedom in honesty. Hard as it can be, I’ve found that every time honesty is better than the lies. Dishonesty weighs on our souls and has broken countless relationships. But honesty… honesty opens the door to begin to heal the places that have been broken.