Daily Steps In Self Mastery – Day 14: Sincerity

Noun; the quality of being free from pretense, deceit, or hypocrisy.

This is truth in the concrete.  Cultivate the strictest fidelity to truth, both in thought and speech.  Sincerity will be manifest in frankness of manner, directness of purpose, and uprightness of life and conduct.

My Exercise:

Affirm these with great sincerity:

  1. Sail under true colours.
  2. Mean what you say.
  3. Do everything thoroughly.
  4. What the heart thinks let the tongue speak.
  5. Do not equivocate, prevaricate, or exaggerate.

You know I just say what I think, and nothing more more less, and, when I pray, my heart is in my prayer.  I can not say one thing and mean another; If I can’t pray, I will not make believe.  ~Longfellow