It seemed to me that if I feared that I might lose something, I would be careful with telling the truth to safeguard this my precious possession.
What do I prize so much. My reputation, my popularity, my skills, my right to belong, my knowledge, my spirituality and of course my possessions, my career, my money. What ever I prize I will set out to protect. But why do I prize these things so much, why are they so important to me, and why do I fear their loss.
Could it be that I believe that my possessions describe me. Am I the sum total of my possessions? Could it be that I would not exist without them?
Even worse, why do I avoid the truth to myself? Is it that I want to perpetuate the image I hold of myself? Do I need to hold a high opinion of myself? Why?
I am made sad even as I write these words. How sad it is that I am driven by Ego to need to protect my precious possessions. It is even sadder that I allow fear to direct me away from the truth.
Would not he who is most truthful be the mightiest.
Where is my truth?
Where is my fearlessness?
Can I not give up the need to protect my glorious possessions and TRUST that the real I am is cared for?