Excerpt About Lies

Everyone’s an Expert at Lying to Himself and Others

So let’s see more about truth, lies, compassion, and the relationships between them. I think we know more about lies than anything else. Everyone’s an expert at lying to himself and others. We’ve been doing it for years and years. It’s important to see the attitude we usually hold, which is that truth is our enemy. That’s why there are such things as avoidance, repression, and resistance. If we didn’t think truth was our enemy, we wouldn’t resist and repress our emotions; we wouldn’t try to avoid seeing the truth. But usually we aren’t aware of the fact that we reject the truth and fight it. If you can see that you resist truth, already one layer of the lie is removed.

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