Coming Clean

Stop believing your own lie. Don’t perpetuate your false story any longer that is necessary. People you love, people who you may have hurt, they want the truth. All of it. And they want to find peace in you owning up to your lies fearlessly, accepting the consequences with dignity. Chances are, that story of yours held up pretty good and it may even continue to hold up to others. But you know the truth. Chose it. You don’t have to announce it to others. Chose the truth in silence and stop living your story. Once you do, you will be able to write a new story. About a new you.

A couch and a chair

Coming clean about something important is hard to do. I have found his particularly hard to do in my life because I have a pretty big Ego. Or I should say had. There is nothing more detrimental to the Ego than lying and having to come clean. There is something insulting about one’s inability to get away with a lie, transgression, affair, etc. This lie you’ve been carrying around is weighing heavy on your chest and you just want to unload its burden and forget it ever existed. But aren’t we supposed to be free to do whatever we want? Isn’t it the world’s fault for forcing us to lie in the first place? Isn’t lying the best policy sometimes? What they don’t know doesn’t hurt them, does it? Some people say telling the truth is the ultimate selfish act.

Let’s assume that you are one of those people…

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