My video: How to tell the truth? https://youtu.be/Ryi_zoaqSUc
My Audio on Podcast: RELAX WITH MEDITATION or see link in the end.
The main difference between East and West is that the Asian people don’t like, to tell the truth, f the truth is hurting the other person.
For the Bible is telling the truth far most better than to flat the other person or to omit the truth. – An honest word is better than 1000 flatter words. (Bible).
The Hindu religion doesn’t want that we tell under all circumstances negative things even it is necessary. For instance, your house is burning, nobody should tell you that! Similar is the Buddhist religion that nobody should be engaged in negative talks.
For me is this totally wrong. Even if I hurt somebody, I tell the truth.
Gandhi said: Nobody can hurt me without my permission!
If I hurt somebody, then this is his/her problem and not my problem. Because I can’t always know in advance which words or interpretation of some word are hurting.
For instance for me was to mention the Tsunami very painful, because I survived the Tsunami; or even children when we lost our unborn child… Why should I be angry at that person? This is my trauma.
And to omit, to tell the truth, even we run in the open knife is terrible!
The other rule for me is: What you can’t kill makes me stronger. I need the truth and omitting, to tell the truth, will harm much more, even the truth hurts.
Everybody is blind for his own mistakes, so what is wrong to tell the other person his mistakes, bad habits? We can only improve if we know our mistakes!
When I have read the article from Dr. Patrick Liew: “Friends who love you speak the truth even if the truth hurts” I was shocked again, that the people didn’t warn his friend how terrible was his business and then he became bankrupt …
All of my Gurus were encouraged to tell openly the mistakes of the people with we are together. And that is the best!
Telling the Truth should be one of our foremost habits… to omit, to tell the truth, or your own opinion is terrible…!
My Audio: https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/rudizimmerer/How+to+tell+the+truth.mp3