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go astray in a thousand diferent ways, you will ind yourself 

somehow, again and again, being brought back to what is True. 

And if you do not want and desire Truth above all else, well,

you already know what that leads to.

Practice Absolute Sincerity

To have genuine sincerity is absolutely necessary in the spiritual 

life. Sincerity encompasses the qualities of honesty, genuineness, 

and integrity. To be sincere does not mean to be perfect. In fact, 

the very efort to be perfect is itself insincere, because it is a way 

of avoiding seeing yourself as you are right now. To be able and 

willing to see yourself as you are, with all of your imperfections 

and illusions, requires genuine sincerity and courage. If we are 

constantly trying to hide from ourselves, we will never be able 

to awaken from our illusion of self.

In order to be sincere you must let go of being judgmental 

toward yourself. Being judgmental covers over your access to 

true sincerity and at times even masquerades as sincerity. True 

sincerity reveals a powerful form of clarity and discernment that 

is necessary in order to perceive yourself honestly without linch- 

ing or being held captive by your conditioned mind’s judgments 

and defensiveness.

he capacity and willingness to be honest with yourself is 

your greatest guard against self-deception and deceit, and aligns 

you with your genuine aspiration. here is no greater challenge 

for a human being than to be completely honest with oneself as 

well as with others, and yet such honesty is absolutely necessary 

if we are ever to awaken from our dream of separation and live 

a truly genuine and undivided life.


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