Today’s Thought: At the end of the day, I’m at peace because my intentions are good and my heart is pure.
Recently some good things have happened that have made me feel successful, in control and that I am doing a good job. Usually when good things happen, I don’t trust it; I wait for something to happen that punishes me.
I think this is because I haven’t always acted with integrity. In my head I convinced myself that I was doing what was necessary to achieve what was expected of me, but all it did was make me anxious and feel undeserving of good things. These last few weeks of conscious honesty, truth, appropriate confidentiality have meant that I feel less like I deserve punishment.
I would be lying if I said that I totally trust that these small positive happenings won’t be followed by something that causes me anxiety and difficulty. What I am noticing, though, is that my levels of anxiety are less than usual, because I know in my heart that I am being honest therefore I feel less like I deserve a penalty of some kind.
The power that both truth and lies hold is incredible. I much prefer the positive power of honesty – it brings with it peace, calm, the ability to sleep and negates second guessing and paranoia.
Living an honest life allows you to believe in good; enjoy good things and gives you permission to think you deserve good things. Even when you work through a difficult past experience, life or time that causes you anxiety, stress or difficulty, honesty will give you tranquility, because it’s honesty that allows you to travel through stormy waters – without it, you remain at sea without the prospect of land in your view to provide you with hope.
Give yourself the power to know that at the end of the day your heart is pure and your intentions are good! Others will thank you and you will thank yourself.