In the words of Billy Joel, ‘Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue’.
While everyone may be so untrue, the biggest lies we tell are to ourselves.
That we don’t have enough. That we aren’t enough.
That we’re good with life the way it is, when really what we are is scared to let go of what is in order for what could be to enter.
Eventually something greater than ourselves refuses to play and a defining moment comes knocking on our door.
While the characters may have changed, it’s likely the defining moment feels eerily familiar.
‘I can’t believe I’m back here again’, we hear ourselves say.
It was in the sixth country I lived in that it came to me I’d been angry in six countries. My lightbulb moment was realising that it wasn’t other people, it was me!
This new level of self-awareness and the decision I made not to judge it, but to explore it, changed the course of my life.
Until we get honest with ourselves, honesty will remain a lonely word.