Learning to Be Honest with Myself

To deal with my depression, I had to do the hard work to pull back the layers.

A huge part of this included learning to be honest with myself.

The reflection of our inner self is exhibited in our outer behavior

The reflection of our inner self is exhibited in our outer behavior

I had to be honest with myself about my actions, reasons and motivations.

Through learning to be honest with myself I also had to see and acknowledge my selfish behaviors and desires.  My happiness was only when things went my way and not because I felt Godly joy in my heart.

God worked in my heart and through caring for others and loving them with God’s Kind of Love, I was able to better understand if my behavior and motivation was selfish or not.

This wasn’t easy, especially after I’d run from such honesty for so long.

Yet, the more I learned to be honest with myself the more I was able to be honest with others.

In time I realized I was even approaching circumstances in a more mature and productive manner.

To be honest with myself I had to have an understanding of myself.

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