None of us can afford to tell a lie, a falsehood, create a story that is simply not true, or participate in what is counter to our goodness–it causes a sickness inside of our soul that makes it difficult to make peace within our own skin. We need complete alignment within our being if we are to be healthy. Each story needs to be congruent with the last and the next.
When we find that we are engaging in duplicity, it is vital to stop–immediately. We are aware, as the words are either spoken or avoided, when we tell that which is not true. Recoiling from truth becomes a habit and the core of it is fear of the self, fear of what the authentic self is actually craving. There is nothing to fear but there is everything to question and to then correct in terms of ones own goodness.
Goodness is, at the essence of it, about being clean in the mind, body, and spirit. When we drift into the zone of fabrications of the truth, things become dark, dirty, and messy because there is a series of webs that get woven, tangled, and sticky; walking through conversation with the self or with others becomes loaded with the threat of being discovered. It is in the process of that uncomfortable walk that illness festers because the mind and the body suffer with guilt and worry. This is known as the condition of misery.
In my work, I am witness to misery and find it to be at the base of what gets labeled as anxiety and depression. There is no amount of medication that can help to cure this, only temporary relief comes unless there is an authentic look and reveal to the truth. Duplicity will devour the foundation of a person because it is impossible to find inner peace when there is angst.
There is actually nothing that resides inside of us that is ugly, not when we take the time to go deep and really explore what is there. We are created in goodness and we are an integral component of a world that is based on love and beauty, not horror and evil (aspects of life that are a direct result of what has taken place on the pathway of duplicity). Finding peace is not difficult but it begins with a belief, just one simple belief–that you are good, that you have meaning, that beauty resides inside every fiber of your being. The only ingredient needed for any of us to embrace in order for this belief to be embraced is faith–pure and simple.
Duplicity is the argument of self-talk; it is the negative and the positive in battle. It is the light of the goodness of a human being eager to shine through, but with a lure towards darkness–a fear of just how good life can be in the light of what is pure and genteel. It takes vulnerability to trust that goodness and purity are present to embrace, that they are sustaining.
Those who participate in duplicity have suffered at the hands of fellow human beings and been hurt, injured to the core, and have had their faith shaken terribly–either because they have been discovered for their lies or they are hiding and suffering in a hellish silence in isolation. Their faith in humankind has been damaged and their faith in our Creator has been damaged alongside of it because they cannot believe that any form of God would allow the cruelty of man to be so prevalent, that self-loathing would be any part of reality.
Understandable and yet this is only a part of what needs to be revealed.
Any damage and the resultant negativity of duplicitous activity is an opportunity–it’s an invitation to go deep, to see what has taken place. To discover that what has been hurtful is the doorway to insight of human behavior, a step towards compassion, a lesson in forgiveness of others, a window to open and allow the breeze of cleansing and truth to blow through so that all the damage can simply dissipate and become material for a rich understanding of the life experience.
There is nothing inside of our being that is not ready for healing; the body wants to heal itself, the soul longs to be in a state of open oneness with the universe and mankind. Isolation for contemplation is healthy. Suffering is only as productive as the degree to which we dive deep and are authentic and then driven to happiness because we love this life.
Trust. Trust in the meaning of a purpose driven life, a life for you that has a beautiful mission, a life journey filled with love as the direct result of you being whole, honest, integral. Build the Strength Within is the theme, the book, the work, the healing. To allow yourself to live in agony and duplicity is the crime, the crime against your life, your goodness, your intentional beauty filled purpose. Step into the light here, come clean and love it.