“Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.”
We all lie, we lie to ourselves. We are lying to ourselves because we seek comfort. We are lying to ourselves because we are afraid of the unknown. A lie is something that we make ourselves believe in order to make life a little easier.
Lies are often something we tell when we want to protect ourselves. The desire to protect is a response to something that you fear. The more you acknowledge your fears, the less you need to lie.
Everyone has tunnel vision to some extent. Realising that your truth is just that – your truth. You are deceiving yourself by thinking that the way you see the world is the only way to see the world. It is this kind of narrow approach that gets people into endless arguments from which they won’t back down, as they try to enforce their reality onto others, denying the reality of anyone else.
Sometimes, you know you are lying to yourself but the inner voice that is urging you to deceive yourself screams more loudly. Allow yourself the space to spot the lies you tell yourself so you can overcome the worst of this habit and begin to lead a truer life.
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.”