A little honesty goes a long way. It is such a relief to be honest. You must be honest. The big thing is not to kid or beguile yourself.
Stretching the truth doesn’t work out well anyway. Sooner or later, the Truth is seen, and the Truth is known. Your heart is not something to fake. Being good doesn’t mean that you go along with what your heart does not go along with. You know what, beloveds, this just doesn’t work.
Because you are honest doesn’t mean you are rude. It just means you don’t pretend that your heart is somewhere when it isn’t. O! to be true to your heart.
You may ask then: “God, how do we humans love everyone and yet turn them away?”
Beloveds, I have to ask you: “What kind of love pretends itself? What do you live by? Truth or false testimony?”
Your view does not have to change to suit someone else better. It’s like this: When you move away from a town where you live, it’s all right. You don’t have to stay in one town or another. By the same token, if you choose to take one apartment over another, you are not obliged to live in another one because you want to be someone who loves all. You don’t have to choose every apartment in the cause of loving. You don’t have to adore everyone and everything. In life, there are choices, and they have to be made.
The Great Spiritual Ones loved as you desire to love. They followed their hearts. Because they loved didn’t mean they spent their time and lives with everyone. They spent their time and lives where it was meaningful to them. They did not let others make their decisions for them.
Look, I know that in human life sometimes you have coffee with someone who is not your cup of tea. You are not being dishonest to sit down and have a cup of coffee. At the same time, when you have somewhere else to be and something else to do, because you want to love everyone, doesn’t mean that you forego your destiny or give up your life for the sake of a pretense. The Great Ones could enjoy anyone they sat down with, and yet they did not sit down with everyone.
This is your life We are talking about. It is no service to others to go along with others when your heart is calling you somewhere else.
We can put it this way: You have your Father’s business to go about. Go where your heart is. Your major purpose in life is not to be accommodating. Your purpose in life is not to put aside what matters to you.
It is not for you to be diverted from your life or your Truth. You are not heartless, and yet you are not everything to everyone. There is much more to life than dissembling. There is much more to life than trying to please.
The Great Ones gave happiness. They gave Truth, and they lived their Truth. They were not thinking of pleasing others. That was not utmost in their thinking. Of course, they did please others. Truth is strong. Less than Truth is not strong nor does it please in the long run. There is a difference between great coffee and ersatz coffee. There is a difference between dissembling and Truth.
There is more to life than putting yourself on the back burner. When it comes to the point where you perceive Oneness, you serve where you are to serve, and you serve naturally with purpose and from Truth and nothing else.