Here is a sneak peek from Amanda Collins’ full article on being honest with ourselves, which features in our brand-new Autumn 2017 issue. A free copy of the magazine can be found at one of our many stockists across Ireland today.
By Amanda Collins
Honesty with yourself is a very powerful topic, one which can trigger strong reactions. That’s a good thing, because it means that the subject is moving energy. If you feel uncomfortable while reading this article, then perhaps you are not being completely honest with yourself.
I was driving with my children and the story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ started playing. It’s about an emperor who loves fashion. People in the town promise to make him the most amazing gown he has ever seen, woven of gold, silver, and diamonds. They invite him to see their progress, stitching with invisible thread. The people were actually taking his money in gold, silver and diamonds. Eventually, the emperor goes before the public wearing the gown. A little boy speaks out the truth, “That man’s naked!” However, the emperor is in so much denial that he goes on wearing the invisible gown anyway. He is being dishonest with himself.
Think about this story. In a situation as simple as telling yourself that you will only have one cookie out of a pack of ten, when you know that’s not the truth, look deeper and ask yourself why you’re having a whole pack of cookies, or a whole bottle of wine, rather than a glass? You may be trying to numb a feeling that you are not being honest about in the first place.
Other areas of dishonesty may be about a relationship, an unsatisfying career, or a bad habit. How many people do you still have in your life but wish you didn’t? How often do you hear yourself saying words you question?
If you enjoyed this sneak peek, you can read the full article in our Autumn 2017 issue, out now. Pick it up from one of our stockists, or subscribe to the magazine to get it delivered right to your door!