Words evaporate quickly when honesty first appears. Sneaking up on us as we look in the mirror while wondering who we see. Uninvited explanations of the person that could not be me.
Cold, foreign, and insulting is the only way to describe it when we begin to realize that their honesty was being directed at me.
Our confusion leads us to doubt. Their certainty leads to our frustration. Becoming defiant is always our first reaction. Why is it that others always see more than we can see?
The difficulty of honesty is in the time it takes for us to begin to understand what we cannot (at first) truly see.
That honesty’s value explodes intensely when we finally realize that we are in need of some “course correction” for we are on a path that will not get us to where we want to be.