The idea is to shift from the acceptable norm of “white lying” for the purpose of having a more truthful relationship with themselves and others. Blanton further explains, “Many of us learned as children that being fully alive was bad and you got hurt for it, so we deadened ourselves: partly as a defense against the big people, and partly to spite them.
Deadening ourselves was our way of hiding that we were alive in improper ways, and the only thing to do was to keep it a secret.” She doesn’t have to DO anything, she just has to listen.
It's not easy, but most things worth having are worth fighting for.
When my husband and I first came together as a romantic couple three years ago, we agreed to practice Radical Honesty in our relationship, meaning he and I wouldn't keep any secrets from each other bigger than a surprise party.
He says we should toss out the filters between our brains and our mouths. Confess to your boss your secret plans to start your own company. It's a better life.""Do you think it's ever okay to lie? Or maybe a new-age huckster with a bead necklace who sits cross-legged on the floor. He's a former Texan with a big belly and a big laugh and a big voice.
If you're having fantasies about your wife's sister, Blanton says to tell your wife and tell her sister. It's the only way to smash through modernity's soul-deadening alienation. " I ask."I advocate never lying in personal relationships. He's got a bushy head of gray hair and a twang that makes his He ran for Congress twice, with the novel promise that he'd be an honest politician.
I gradually discovered that Sid had been lying to me.
Back then I was married to Sid, who was not the love of my life by any means, but we did have a caring, fun relationship—until it all fell apart.
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She has an affinity with Advaita and Zen, but belongs to no formal tradition.
She is interested in exploring without beliefs, and she points to the aliveness and simplicity of present awareness, the actuality of what is, just as it is.
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