Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You

Podcast #121: Be Real Rather Than Nice

July 20, 2020 Brad Season 8 Episode 121
Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #121: Be Real Rather Than Nice
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Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #121: Be Real Rather Than Nice
Jul 20, 2020 Season 8 Episode 121
Brad

When we contemplate truthfulness (satya), we must consider its opposite (liar liar pants on fire) in order to see the whole picture. We think it's OK to lie in order to spare someone's feelings. But does that approach REALLY work in the long run? Or would it be more beneficial to simply state the truth? Being honest influences people to be real or to get real if they're wrapped in a socially-approved package of playing nice. 

Swami Tommy talks about the power of being real in this podcast. Some thoughts about being real:

  • real comes from your center
  • real is bold
  • real needs no defense
  • real is trustworthy
  • real means authentic (i.e., without the pretty package)
Show Notes

When we contemplate truthfulness (satya), we must consider its opposite (liar liar pants on fire) in order to see the whole picture. We think it's OK to lie in order to spare someone's feelings. But does that approach REALLY work in the long run? Or would it be more beneficial to simply state the truth? Being honest influences people to be real or to get real if they're wrapped in a socially-approved package of playing nice. 

Swami Tommy talks about the power of being real in this podcast. Some thoughts about being real:

  • real comes from your center
  • real is bold
  • real needs no defense
  • real is trustworthy
  • real means authentic (i.e., without the pretty package)