Winston Churchill said, "The most valuable thing in the world is the truth; so valuable that it has often been barricaded by a bodyguard of lies." In my life I have found that I seem to operate more smoothly on lies in those tough areas in my life, at least for the current moment. Why is that?
The truth has power, like a surgeon's knife, it often hurts to meet it face to face. When truth is in my hands, I have the power to cut the lie and alter the cancerous situation. But when it is in another's hands I find that I often barricade myself with lies of comfort to protect myself from the anticipated hurt.
Valuing truth is a process that takes a lifetime of accepting its power to guide your responses in every situation, especially over the comfortable barricades of lies. Work to see the truth over opinions, trends, fads and fashions. Then implement its power carefully and calmly as a surgeon would cut away the bad from the good. Always keep in mind, true healing can only happen when truth is in full play first with yourself and then with others.
Success comes from playing the game of life truthfully!