Saturday, September 12, 2009

Simple Steps: #2 Honesty

The second Simple Step is another one of the yamas (40 Simple Steps will be collected under the label on the right hand side of the blog page) called satya, or commitment to truthfulness.

Satya means "to speak the truth" - to consider what we say, how we say it, and in what way it could affect others.

If speaking the truth has negative consequences for another than it is better to say nothing.

The bedrock of satya is that communication and action form the bedrock of any healthy relationship, community or government. Deliberate deception, exaggeration and mistruth harms others.

Today's Simple Step

Observe your words today.

Eliminate even white lies and excuses. Notice if this is hard for you.

In addition, use your words to support others. Offer your words of support even when you might feel more comfortable staying in the background.

Make someone smile today with your truthful words.

This is your simple step.

Till next time,


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