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Honest, Responsible and True

on August 8, 2011

Today’s Transition Blog considers the words Truth, Responsible, and Honest.  Noble words to be sure, but what do they really mean?  How do they fit into your life, or to reverse that, how do you fit into the definition of these words?  Let us look deeper to get a better feel for these words and the importance they play in everyone’s life.

“Hon·est:

1. Honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.

2. Showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings.

3. Gained or obtained fairly: honest wealth.

4. Sincere; frank: an honest face.

5. Genuine or unadulterated: honest commodities.” (Dictionary.com)

So who embodies these qualities?  Do you?  Every day in everything you do the opportunity to embody these traits exists, so you make this decision, albeit unconsciously most of the time, to be honest or not.  Consider how these actions define you and who they impact the most.  It certainly affects those you are dealing with, but more importantly how does it affect you?   Honesty is essential to self respect and self worth.  Being honorable is an act done for the self and that benefit then flows out to all those involved!

“Re·spon·si·ble:

1. Answerable or accountable, as for something within one’s power, control, or management (often followed by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions.

2. Involving accountability or responsibility: a responsible position.

3. Chargeable with being the author, cause, or occasion of something (usually followed by for): Termites were responsible for the damage.

4. Having a capacity for moral decisions and therefore accountable; capable of rational thought or action: The defendant is not responsible for his actions.” (Dictonary.com)

This is a profound word that touches life everyday in some way.  Look closely at these meanings and consider how they impact your life.  Have you ever attempted to avoid responsibility?  Do you hold yourself accountable for your actions?   Do you realize that you are the author of your life?  Simply knowing this is a step toward responsibility.  We are all capable for rational thought and action, so there is no excuse for denying responsibility!

“Truth:

1. The true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.

2. Conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.

3. A verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.

4. The state or character of being true.

5. Actuality or actual existence.” (Dictionary.com)

This word is the sum total of all other words.  It is what is left after all else is removed.  This is a very elusive word and experience.  In the world of duality Truth seems to shift constantly so that attaining total Truth is almost impossible.  It is however the goal.  The goal we all aspire to!  It is possible Truth is only found after death, but even this is not Truth.  Death does not exist!  Please understand that most of what you experience in this world is other than Truth, Responsibility, and Honesty!

I aspire to these ideals daily and sometimes I even get close!  It is a constant vigil, one that I accept with pride and joy.  I bless you on your Journey of Love, may you find the Truth, Responsibility and Honesty you seek!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity

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