Tell the TRUTH Day

What on earth is Tell the Truth Day all about?

Is anyone really interested?
What does TRUTH actually mean to us?

Do we all know what TRUTH is?

WHY is it that most of us hold back from speaking the TRUTH?

WHY do we seem to have different versions of what TRUTH is?

WHY do some of us have suitable TRUTHS that suit us?

WHY do we all have convenient TRUTHS for our lifestyle?

Can we agree on something before we call it a TRUTH?

Do we think telling the TRUTH for one day will change us?
Do we think we can achieve TRUTH in our world today?
Do we feel that our world is not telling the TRUTH?

Do we stop and ask WHY our world is not FULL of TRUTH?

Do we ever think us as individuals not telling the TRUTH every day affects our world?

Do we notice we don’t like those who keep banging on about the TRUTH?

Do we clock that those who choose to LIVE a LIFE of TRUTH are not our cup of tea?

Do we get furious when we know others are doing their best to live the TRUTH and we are not?

Do we avoid people who walk and talk the TRUTH and are content calling things out that are not TRUTH?

Concise Oxford English Dictionary –

The quality or state of being true.
That which is true as opposed to false.
A fact or belief that is accepted as true.

In accordance with fact of reality.
Rightly or strictly so called; genuine: true love.
Real or actual.
Accurate or exact.
Accurately conforming to a standard or expectation.
Loyal or faithful.

Collins English Dictionary –


1. the quality of being true, genuine, actual or factual.
2. something that is true as opposed to false.
3. a proven or verified principle or statement; fact.
4. a system of concepts purporting to represent some aspect of the world.
5. fidelity to a required standard of law.
6. faithful reproduction or portrayal.
7. an obvious fact; truism; platitude.
8. honesty, reliability or veracity.
9. accuracy, as in the setting, adjustment, or position of something, such as a mechanical instrument.
10. the state or quality of being faithful; allegiance.


1. not false, fictional or illusionary;
factual or factually accurate;
conforming with reality.

2. being of real or natural origin; genuine; not synthetic.

3. a) unswervingly faithful and loyal to friends, a cause, etc.,

b) (as collective noun; preceded by the).

4. faithful to a particular concept of truth, esp. of religious truth.
5. conforming to a required standard, law or pattern.
6. exactly in tune.
7. (of a compass bearing) according to the earth’s geographical rather than magnetic poles.
8. biology
conforming to the typical structure of a designated type.
9. physics
not apparent or relative; taking into account all complicating factors.

10. not true
11. true to life

12. correct alignment (especially in the phrases in true, out of true).

13. truthfully; rightly.

14. precisely or unswervingly.

15. biology
without variation from the ancestral type.

16. to adjust so as to make true. (2)


Is anyone lost reading all these definitions?
Is anyone confused now about what TRUTH means?

Are we aware that this is only 2 different sources?
Are we any wiser after knowing all this knowledge?

Is it making any sense to us on the street?

What on earth are they on about when it comes to this word?

What if TRUTH is simply a word and we have a meaning for it that is out of date?

Who is writing all this stuff and putting it out there?
Who is telling us all these different versions for TRUTH?
Who is really behind these words of what TRUTH is?

Do we know there are heaps more giving their version?
Do some of us know what these words actually mean?

Have we lost the TRUTH of the meaning of words in their essence?
Have we lost the quality of what this word means in TRUTH?
Have we deviated from the very essence of the word TRUTH?

WHY do we just accept these words and never question it?
WHY have we got so many versions of TRUTH?

Would it be wise to know what is NOT TRUTH?

Can we join the dots and say that something is not making sense?

Are those who come up with all this stuff actually walking, talking and Living the TRUTH?

Google and you will find a few sites talking about Tell the Truth Day.

Imagine a world where nobody lies, says anything misleading, or does anything dishonest.
Tell the Truth Day aims to achieve this for just one day – presumably to allow people the rest of the year to get over insult, hurt and the result of truths which perhaps should have remained un-said! (3)

WHY do we need to imagine a world where nobody lies?
WHY do we have dis-honesty in our life every day?
WHY are we aiming to have a TRUTH day just for one day?
WHY do we need a year to get over anything?
WHY should any TRUTH remain unsaid?

Fun Holiday – Tell the Truth Day

July 7 is Tell the Truth Day, a day dedicated to honesty and the rejection of manipulation and lying.
The unofficial holiday encourages people to always tell the truth, even if it is often times inconvenient and hard.
Honesty and truthfulness are virtues that are emphasized by all world religions.
Cultures around the world put a premium on integrity and sincerity – people who tell the truth are always honoured and celebrated over people known to tell lies.

Tell the Truth Day is also sometimes celebrated April 2, the day after April’s Fool Day, a holiday that encourages pranks and harmless forms of lying.

How to Celebrate?

Celebrate honesty by telling the truth the whole day.

If you have kids in your life teach them that lying is harmful and tell them the benefits of telling the truth all the time.

If you have been lying to a loved one or a family member, today is the day to come clean. (4)

Could it be possible that we do not take TRUTH seriously and that is why it is called a Fun Day?

Could it be possible that an unofficial holiday means nothing to us on the street?

Could it be possible that we are not in Truth celebrating anything if we are not Living TRUTH every day?

Could it be possible it is very hard for us to speak the Truth to another?

Could it be possible that we struggle with being honest so how on earth can we be expected to Tell the Truth for a whole day?

Could it be possible that a single day dedicated to honesty are just words to most of us?

Could it be possible that the rejecting lying and manipulation for one day will not change us?

Could it be possible that we have made Lying normal in our life so TRUTH is not on the radar?

Could it be possible that we need to start to Get Real before we can even get Honest?

Could it be possible that we need to be consistently honest if we are ever going to get to TRUTH?

Could it be possible that we need to have a dose of common sense first and be honest that TRUTH is not something we can just be, have and do?
In other words, if we have been Living in a way that is NOT TRUTH we need to at least look at this and be honest and start to question this.

Could it be possible that we cannot celebrate honesty for one day as we live a dis-honest life?

Could it be possible that our version of TRUTH may not be the ABSOLUTE TRUTH?

What if there is an ABSOLUTE TRUTH that our body knows?

What if the Pure TRUTH of who we are and the knowing of this is inside us?

Could it be possible that even when we Tell the Truth it is a watered down version of the Absolute Truth we know and can feel inside us?

Could it be possible that we cannot teach our kids that lying is harmful if we live a life that has lies?
In other words, we are not consistent when it comes to Living the TRUTH in all areas of our life and so our kids feel that dis-honesty that we live, so trying to teach them simply does not work.

What if TRUTH is not possible unless we start with being honest?

What if TRUTH was our Priority?
What if TRUTH means the end of being Careless?
What if TRUTH means we have presence so we do not Forget?
What if TRUTH was our Foundation going forward in life?
What if TRUTH is making a Commitment to Life?
What if TRUTH was telling us Expression is Everything?
What if TRUTH has no space for Gossip and Judgment?
What if TRUTH gave us the answers Why We Get Sick?
What if TRUTH is not the current form of Intelligence1 as we know it?
What if TRUTH has a different kind of Intelligence2?
What if TRUTH lived would be the end of Lying being normal for us?
What if TRUTH means we never have to worry about that word Karma?
What if TRUTH allowed us to deeply take care of our Earth?

What if there is such a thing as TRUE TRUTH?

What if we have deviated from the TRUTH of who we truly are?
What if our body is the marker showing us what ALL TRUTH is?
What if we were taught from day dot how to hold that marker of TRUTH?

What if our only way back to the Real TRUTH is from our body?
What if our human body shows us in TRUTH the choices we make every day?
What if ALL the TRUTH we need is already inside our body?
What if we need to connect to our body and this will give us the TRUTH?

What if there are people LIVING TRUTH to the best of their ability?

What if being Gentle is a small step towards making our life TRUTH?
What if TRUTH means we live a See Through Life?
What if TRUTH supports us to LET GO of anything that is NOT TRUTH?
What if Living the TRUTH means we do not use Social Media to harm us?

What if our Blood Pressure stabilised if we chose to live TRUTH?
What if Living the TRUTH meant we do not need to Get Away with anything?
What if TRUTH is presenting us with so much more than Happiness?
What if TRUTH is the end of struggle and it’s Business Class all the way?
What if TRUTH puts a stop to wanting and needing more More MORE?
What if TRUTH tells us we do not need to be Perfect in anyway?

What if TRUTH makes sure we no longer Blame anyone or anything?
What if Living the TRUTH means we simply cannot get Bored with Life?
What if Living the TRUTH means we ask Questions instead of holding back?
What if Living the TRUTH means the War Inside Us no longer exists?

WHY is it that we cannot agree on the date for this “Tell the Truth Day”?

WHY have we based the ‘National Tell the Truth Day’ on how much chatter and buzz there was across social media on 7th July 2015; making references to ‘Tell the Truth Day’? (5)

WHY do we need algorithms to examine all of the references to National Days across social media and have Strawberry Sundays or Chocolate Days? (5)

WHY are we all jumping on the bandwagon through our social media without giving things much thought of what it will end up like?

WHY are our national days not always the TRUTH for all of us?

WHY is there such a frenzy about a national day and then it goes off the radar?

WHY are these one day wonders forgotten about soon after, like it doesn’t exist?

WHY do we go back to our old ways immediately after a World or National Day?

Is there a clue here that we are not all Unified when it comes to TRUTH?

Dear World

WHY are we so afraid of the word TRUTH?
WHY does that word TRUTH make us feel anxious?
WHY does TRUTH bring tension to our body?
WHY does the thought of TRUTH scare us so much?

WHY do we feel so nervous around people who speak TRUTH?
WHY are we not ready for TRUTH in our life every day?
WHY are we all running from the TRUTH?
WHY are we not able to admit that we don’t really like the TRUTH?

WHY do we find the TRUTH so challenging most of the time?
WHY does the TRUTH always seem to get us when we least expect?
WHY are we avoiding the TRUTH like it were some plague?
WHY are we happy bopping along in life when we know it is not the TRUTH?

WHY are most of us not Living the TRUTH every single day?
WHY are we quick to bad mouth and slag off anyone who is speaking TRUTH?
WHY do we have very few people on earth who LIVE TRUTH day in and day out?
WHY does the Internet have very little TRUTH across the sites we visit daily?

WHY do we jump on the bandwagon of stuff we know is not the TRUTH?
WHY are people not popular when they choose to express TRUTH?
WHY are we quick to shut down or get rid of those who Tell the TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that our blog –
Get Real, Get Honest and Get to Truth has some answers?

Would it be TRUTH to say that people who Tell the TRUTH to a point, are not expressing the ABSOLUTE TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that as a world we are way way off from LIVING ABSOLUTE TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we need to bring a level of honesty into our daily lives and start to question everything that is not working?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we need to stop accepting life as it is and the world as it is?

Would it be TRUTH to say that to develop TRUE TRUTH in our lives we need to knock out the lies?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we simply cannot get to TRUTH until we Commit to Life?

Would it be TRUTH to say we need to have a Foundation in Life that is based on TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say we need a Simple Life if we want a life that is TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say we need to include and consider ALL of humanity in every choice we make if we want to live a life that we can say is the TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say we are not ready for this level of TRUTH as it just feels too much?

Would it be TRUTH to say we like the thought of Living TRUTH, but it is way too uncomfortable?

Would it be TRUTH to say that any form of lying is not harmless but harms ALL OF US?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we can take a bit of TRUTH, but not full on non-stop?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we can feel our world is not the TRUTH we know it could be?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we as individuals have a hand in WHY the world is not TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we prefer doing nicey nice than speaking our TRUTH to another?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we are scared of hurting someone if we Tell the TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say we do not want to lose a relationship if we speak our TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say we would rather be in an arrangement than a real true relationship?

Would it be TRUTH to say we know Alcohol is a poison but we carry on harming our body?

Would it be TRUTH to say we know the War Inside Us comes from our battle with TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say we do not want to know the Real Truth about Marijuana?

Would it be TRUTH to say we are not ready for the Real Raw and Uncut TRUTH about Dairy?

Would it be TRUTH to say we love the comfort of bread so we don’t want to know about Gluten?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we do not want to be aware of the Real TRUTH about –

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Eating Disorders
Female Genital Mutilation
High Blood Pressure
Human Trafficking
Kidney Disease
Mental Health
Our Youth
Raynaud’s Disease
Sleep Issues
Social Media
Why We Get Sick

Would it be TRUTH to say that this website is dedicated to TRUE TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that the founder of this website is all about TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that the author of this blog walks the TRUTH in life?

Would it be TRUTH to say the author talks the TRUTH with no hidden agenda?

Would it be TRUTH to say that LIVING TRUTH is possible for ALL OF US and not just some?

Would it be TRUTH to say that our choices in every moment need to come from TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that we can inspire others if we choose to Live TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that others can feel those who LIVE, WALK AND TALK TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say people know the quality when we live a quality of TRUTH daily?

Would it be TRUTH to say we hold a vibration that is UNIVERSAL when we choose TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that most of us have a long way to go to ABSOLUTE TRUTH?

Would it be TRUTH to say that if we start by being deeply honest we will get to TRUTH?

Do we understand what a One-Unified TRUTH is?

Could it be possible that to get to TRUTH we need to have a One-Unified TRUTH?
In other words, we all have to agree and unite and know that TRUTH serves the ALL and it is for the ALL.
That means we are ALL PART of the TRUTH EQUALLY and this TRUTH takes into account that we are ALL ONE AND THE SAME.

Inspired by a man called Serge Benhayon who put the words ONE-UNIFIED TRUTH on the map for us to KNOW that we are ALL ONE and the same EQUALLY.

We cannot be divided when we all realise that we come from the One Source and that there is only One TRUTH that will unify us ALL as a race of beings and Re-Turn us back to who we truly are.

What if we tend to ignore people who live TRUTH because it rattles us?

What if Living our own Truth is the natural way to live on Earth?

What if knowing the TRUTH changes our life and inspires others to Be the same?

What if TRUE TRUTH holds each of us and every single particle on this Earth and beyond as EQUAL?

What if TRUTH has no ounce of competition or false pillars that separate man from his brothers?

What if TRUTH is the end of complication?


What IF TRUTH was Simple Living?


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(5) (n.d). What National Day Is It? Retrieved July 4, 2017 from

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  1. As a young child I became very confused about what people said compared to what people would do. It seemed like nothing they said made any sense to me.

    I started to not trust what people said, and eventually to not trust people. It makes me sad to understand that this is what I felt I had to do to be in the world.

    I am understanding that what I was feeling as a child was the truth. That feeling what is going on is the only way to get to truth.

    All the suffering in our world is because we chose to shut down this natural ability to know what is true.

    Simple Living Global’s Back to Basics program has supported me to get back to this knowing of what is true. It has turned my life around and I feel has the potential to truly change our world.

    1. I agree Jenifer, we get into right, wrong, good, bad. But how discerning are we when it comes to what we see or hear or read? I am learning more and more about feeling my body when I read or see or hear things – and feeling whether it makes sense. Our body is the best way to discern whether something feels true or not.

  2. There are very few people in the world that I know LIVE their life IN TRUTH. And the ones I do know INSPIRE me everyday. One of them being the author of this blog. I would rather have someone in my life that is Real and tells me the Truth. What I have learned it is the only way I can EVOLVE.

    As a child I always felt (even more so now) the world was/is living a LIE. What I mean by that is if we lived in an Honest & Truthful way would the world not be a different place?
    Of course it would.

    Why as a human race do we choose to lace the earth with our Anger, emotional stuff instead of GETTING REAL and Live who we Truly Are.
    When we turn our back on the world are we not turning our back on ourselves? I would say so.

  3. This is such a hard hitting blog if you let it in.

    Do we see how much dishonesty there is in the world?

    What does the surge in ‘alternative facts’ show us?

    Are we open to seeing where we lying in the big or ‘little’ ways?

    What about our actions? Do they match our words? Always? Could that be to do with Truth too?

    Do we have an absoluteness with Truth?
    If not, why not?

    After reading this blog, I for one want to go deeper with this.


    Here we have a BBC news story dated 6 July 2017 about a man who has been jailed for killing two of his partners.

    The thing is he got away with it –

    but not for long as Truth was after him. It was the parents of one of the women who insisted on digging deeper until they got to the real Truth.

    So often in life, we just give up and when the odds are stacked against us we get to a point and then walk away or simply stop seeking Truth.

    Making Truth the only way is what will one day become a life changer and turn the tides away from the lies we all seem to comfortably live these days.
    We have become a world that sees Truth, as in this story as news worthy when it should really be our ‘norm’. It confirms how far away we have deviated from truth and made that our new normal.

  5. I have one person in my life who always tells me what I need to hear, whether it’s an easy message or not.

    Reflecting on this blog, I realise how deeply I appreciate that.

    Why does she do that when others do not?

    My view? She is committed to Truth from her core and she lives it in her every day. It’s what enables her to write blogs like this. She doesn’t buy in to the societal ‘fitting in’ or ‘saying what you want to hear’ or ‘nicey nicey’ stuff. She sees what’s going on and she calls it out. Always with magnanimity.

    If you asked me now to define true friendship, this would be at the heart of it. Truth. It’s how we help each other evolve.

  6. I spent time recently with somone who I personally know works really hard and is super good at what she does… yet has seen many people less qualified get promoted instead of her…

    This person is good with people AND honest, truthful even…
    She is honest to the point that she is not the “yes-man” the company wants to promote.
    Could this be the only quality not on their list?

    What I see as happening en-large in the corporate world is that the ‘yes-men’ are bringing companies as close to sweat shop conditions as possible ‘within’ the imposed laws to prevent inhumane work/living conditions…

    Do we think that a few very hard won laws to protect people from extortion will hold up and protect us no matter what treatment we say yes to? Honestly? Truth-fully?

    Are we not each responsible for making and keeping societal standards what we all know and feel to be humane?

  7. What a fabulous blog. I love how it challenges us all on every aspect of life… do we have any truth in our lives and in our world?

    Your last 7 ‘what if’ questions about Truth had me saying yes yes yes and I am sure deep within this is what we all want and crave ultimately.

    Having people like Serge Benhayon and the Author of this blog and Website walking their talk living every moment in Truth the inspiration is there and has deeply inspired me and continues to inspire me to bring Truth into my life and out to the world.. holding All equally.

  8. Sometimes I feel like I need to edit a conversation to make it more hearable to a person. Why do I feel I need to do that?

    It is about being nice. I am afraid the person will not like me if I say something they do not like.

    It has taken me many years to understand that it is really not that important what other people think of me. Most of the time I am just imagining what people are thinking. People actually respect me more if I tell them the truth. And people can tell when you are not speaking your truth.

    I am claiming the fact that what I have to say is important. It is not my problem if another person does not want to hear it.

    I feel our society’s fear of speaking our truth has allowed all the things in our world, that do not support us, to exist in the world.

    It is time to speak up, do not hold back. When we can do this it shows our children, that it is ok be themselves, not perform for the world. This is how we change the world. Just be ourselves the best we can.

  9. This Truth business is not easy for most of us and I was one of them.

    In the past, I would have so many suitable and convenient truths, which actually were not true truths but it worked for me. Now I realise that fake and phoney way of living was not it and how I knew this was it always left a tension, a disturbance or call it an unsettlement in my body.

    These days I am known for my radar of Truth and anything less I can usually smell it and bet your bottom dollar I am right on all counts.

    Truth is simple and it is easy if we stick to it but most of us have this habit of going so far and then we back off.

    I feel we do this as we fear the attack, the reactions and responses of others who are not choosing the same Truth and part of us may even want to have the easy road but in Truth we don’t really get to evolve or move forward in life.

    Classic example today was my parents and having been raised in strict Indian culture, a girl would never call to account her elders ever. As I choose not to subscribe to any way of living that is not Truth, I was able to speak my truth but not from any reaction. I heard what they said and then questioned and challenged it.

    Both realised and this is the learning. It was simply a real NO this is not acceptable kind of thing and they got it. Being afraid or holding back out of duty, religion etc serves no one and just makes things worse if you ask me.

    I for one will not accept a reality that I know is less than TRUTH.
    If we stop and think about this, why on earth do we as a race of beings accept anything less than pure, absolute and utter TRUE TRUTH.

    Our world would change overnight if we at least started to be honest so we get to Truth one day.

  10. Yes.. Absolute Truth can be challenging and I have found it so but also I have found from the absolute Truth that Serge Benhayon lives every conversation I have had with him either in person or by email has had a profoundly healing effect on me.. my health, how I am in life, my relationship with the world, with humanity and God. Truth is powerful, liberating and connects us to us all equally and to who we truly are.. I now welcome and appreciate Truth.

  11. All my life I felt things and saw things that didn’t make sense but had no where or no one to confirm or disconfirm what I was feeling.
    Then I met Serge Benhayon 14 years ago who lives truth and breathes truth and is an absolute marker of truth, as is the author of this blog.

    I absolutely love having people like this in my life where I can feel truth, and where I can learn truth and learn for myself through my own discernment what is truth and what is not.

    1. I could not agree more, Jane.

      I remember hearing Serge Benhayon talk many years ago about the importance of discerning for ourselves what is true and not true and that we all have that ability.

      This was very confirming for me to hear and even more impactful when he was saying even of himself – ‘don’t believe what I say because I say it, discern for yourself whether what I am saying is the Truth; explore and live it and then talk from that’.

      From that moment, I started to build a greater awareness. Knowing how truth feels in my body is a super-power I’m reclaiming and is one of my favourite things.

  12. I thought this provided an interesting reflection on our relationship with truth: some research showing that the more impersonal the conditions, the more honest people will be.

    What we search for on the internet is proving to be very telling about what is really going on in our lives, versus what we will actually admit to.

    Why are we living with this disparity? What is it doing to us to live that way?

    1. Thank you for sharing this article Jenifer.

      Seeing the disparity between what people actually do on the internet and what we admit to is social behavior worth exploring deeper.

      It is so so important to understand our current relationship with truth, as human beings; to get honest about where we are with truthfulness and why we find it ‘common place’ to feel the need to hide and lie about who we really are, what we are choosing; what we do, think and feel…

      …because if we are not being fully truthful we are not being the true, full human beings we can be; we are not being who we, in truth, are…

      and isn’t this why our world is so upside down?

      If we want our world to change the next question has to be a very personal one and must be asked and deeply considered with no judgment and a great willingness to understand ourselves:

      ‘What are most of us so very afraid of when it comes to being truthful or having nothing to hide and why are we more afraid of exposing where we are at with people we know?’

      1. “…and isn’t this why our world is so upside down?”

        What a great question: could it be that our lack of Truth is contributing to the state of the world?

        If we considered this possibility, would it help us see Truth differently? To see our responsibility? Would it motivate us to commit to Truth?

        Maybe we could start with being honest about where we are being dishonest.

  13. I have found the Questions Questions blog on this site very helpful.

    Questioning more has lead me to have a greater awareness of the world and what is going on it and with us as a humanity.
    To keep questioning stops the status quo of accepting it how it is and giving the opportunity to open for deeper understanding which can lead to honesty.. and starts the evolution to Truth.

  14. When I hear someone speak, that questions the way that humanity is living, it inspires me to speak up myself about what I am feeling.

    Many of the true leaders of the world, have made speeches that are still around and are still powerful, hundreds of years later.

    This website is one of those things that has inspired people to speak their truth.

    It has allowed me to let out all the amazing wisdom that I have held inside all my life.

    We all need to let go, speak our truth as it supports and inspires other people to do the same.

  15. BBC Radio 2 this week, the topic being discussed was about University degrees and that the percentage of 1st’s being awarded these days has increased greatly.

    One of the points raised was that Universities are intentionally giving out more 1st’s so as to attract more students as the implication is that the University must be good.

    Later on in the show, a woman called in.

    She said that she used to be a tutor at a University and that she would mark the coursework and final exams of the degree students.

    In one instance she recommended to a group of students whose work wasn’t up to standard, that they should look at getting extra tuition, which she was willing to offer. Some took her up on the offer, some decided to work harder on their own and two students said that they thought they would be OK.

    The exam came and the tutor had to do something that she had never done before and that was to fail these two students.

    A few months later she thought about these two and emailed them to find out how they were and to ask if the University had done anything for them.

    Their response in an email was “what are you talking about, we have just had our graduation ceremony.”

    The tutor was understandably surprised and confused about this so she decided to do some investigating.

    After time she found that all her coursework marking and exam marking had been removed and new markings had been replaced by her manager.

    When confronting her manager, she was told that it had been changed because they couldn’t allow anyone to fail as it would look bad on the University.

    It seems clear that prestige is more important than integrity, honesty and truth.

    Is this indicative of the age we live in?

    Is it possible that this undermines the value of the degree course?

    Is it possible that this undermines the value of the person getting the degree?

    Is it possible that education is becoming, or already is, another instance of seeing people as mere profits?

    Where is the integrity in this?

    Where is the honesty in this?


    1. I appreciate BBC radio 2 for sharing real conversation.

      The story Tim shares here exposes how ‘normal’ it has become to alter the truth in the name of protecting the bottom line; that bottom line being to make money even at the cost of integrity; at the cost of taking true care for those who pay the very ‘bills’ the greedy choice is converting truth to covet.

      We may be lulled into a mind-set of ‘oh, it’s not a big deal’ or ‘what’s the fuss to pass a few kids who didn’t actually pull it off…

      …but I ask, couldn’t it serve humanity for us to look at the possibility that we have:

      *allowed money-over-people-policies to become more and more dominant in many areas of business including the education of our youth?
      *a trend in society of not dealing with reality?
      *some who are not doing so well but we don’t want to see it?
      * that some may need to ‘fail’ and not graduate in school in order to get ‘real’ so they can learn, develop and take charge of their lives?

      Success can not be about a grade, an outer achievement or an accumulation of money since it is clear that this is not producing more joyful people than those without these.

      So, I ask ‘what is True Success and can we get there on the sly?’

    2. That is a familiar scenario Tim – I have observed that exact same thing to happen in an educational establishment, also in business where the truth of the numbers/statistics was not looking good so the figures were ‘massaged’ so as not to expose the full truth.

      I also know in the past I have exaggerated, told a ‘white lie’, or not spoken up when it was needed, all of which add to the lack of truth in the world. One of the problems with all of this is that once you’ve lied, or not told the truth, you have to continue to lie or be deceitful so as to ‘save face’ or keep the lie going.

      What I do know in all of these and many other situations is that the truth does come out in the end. We think we can hide the truth or not be exposed but it does come out. More so, our physical body gets sick when we play games and do not live our lives honestly, openly, transparently and willing to see the truth.

  16. When I read your comment Tim, I felt sadness, then anger.

    What is happening in our world? Is their no integrity?

    If we feel no one is speaking truth, no wonder dementia and checking out and giving up ness is so rampant.

    Blogs and comments like this will expose all the rot that is in our world.
    That is the first step in making true change. It is our responsibility to speak our truth.
    We have been accepting less and that has created the world we have.

  17. I am noticing when I say something and there is some doubt in myself when I say it, then it does not feel as powerful and I tend to want to use words to convince, that what I am saying is true.

    Starting a sentence with I think, can dilute the power of what I am saying, rather then claiming what I say, as my truth.

    As a child it was very obvious to me when someone was saying something that they did not really believe. It made me question words and what they really mean.

    It is so easy to just say something that you heard, without really feeling whether it is true for you.

    It is critical that we take responsibility for what we speak. And understand that we do not get away with just speaking without feeling if what we are saying is true. Everyone can feel if you are not really claiming your words.

    So do not worry about what people will say or think, deep down if you are speaking truth, you are inspiring them to speak their truth.

    That is what our world is missing, people being and expressing themselves, in all parts of life.

  18. I was recently asked to support a couple who were divorcing. What was interesting is one partner was going to live abroad but after we had a chat, I asked some Questions and brought the whole conversation to a point of Truth.

    We started with getting really honest about the situation speaking to them individually. They felt met and listened to and sometimes this is the start of the unfolding natural process.

    Simple really when you join the dots that this, like many other relationships, is full of hurts on both sides, irrational thinking, blame and guilt and the list goes on.

    What I realise and Appreciate is the TRUTH IS and always WILL BE the last one standing.
    Most of us do not like the Truth or we say we do, but we don’t really want the consequences or the exposing or the challenges that we have to address when it comes to TRUTH.

    In this case, it turned out that there needed to be an Acceptance of the Truth about what was really going on, so that everyone including the kids could move forward.
    No big fat lawyer fees which they both knew was going to take them deeper into the fight and war of who is right and who is wrong.

    Our Legal industry would get Truthfull results like this if we, as individuals started to live in a simple way that has responsibility at the core of our choices because people feel that.
    It holds a quality, a vibration so to speak that is felt because it has been lived.

    I am in no way qualified and do not profess to be but with a PhD in common sense, a responsible way of living and a no nonsense style that most people love and respect, bingo we get results.
    I had not picture or investment. All I said was I walk Truth and I can only help if Truth is what they want.
    No point mincing words and saying stuff to sound nice.
    Truth has no ounce of fluff.

  19. I saw an article about the corruption in the food industry –

    It says “Most of us have little to no idea how behind-the-scenes forces control the food we buy, and the depth of the corruption involved”

    How different it would be if we did know what was going on ‘behind the scenes’ – and who decides what is kept ‘behind the scenes’ or not?

    How different the world would be if Truth came first – absolutely and consistently so – industry for instance could look very differently to what it does today.

  20. I saw a bumper sticker, it asked: “What could be more evolving than kindness?”…

    … ah… well, in my experience once deep honesty is undertaken and truthfulness has been tasted it is very clear that being kind and being truthful are often at odds…

    and that truthfulness is far more evolving while kindness so often comes without truth as a way of ‘making nice’ and this falseness is retarding/devolving as it serves to get people to like you or make them feel good about not being true in some way themselves…

    I have realized that, in truth ‘kindness’ is usually not what it seems, kindness is not actually kind when it so often ‘protects’ a person from the truth they eventually will need to come to.

    How loving is kindness if it is delivered devoid of truthfulness?

    Kindness can be in the way of learning and ‘getting real’ about what is really going on.

    For any ill to change we must first see it and know it is ill.

    How many beliefs like this one do we allow, hold or champion as evolving when it is not?

  21. In the news today there are articles about the lack of openness/transparency on food packaging – in this case cereals – as they are not showing the amount of sugar that is in them –
    “It’s scandalous that certain food manufacturers are still refusing to be transparent when it comes to front of pack nutrition labelling.”
    “If there is no front of pack label with one brand, shoppers should assume they are hiding something – so buy another brand instead.”
    “The group said that cereal shoppers could save themselves around 45 teaspoons of sugar per month (182g) if appropriate labelling was consistently used.”
    Whilst we have a right to have transparency from these big manufacturers, it is also our responsibility to be asking these manufacturers for the truth. We all have a part to play in bringing truth to our world.

    1. And another article in the news today where there is a need for transparency, openness and truth – – “Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’
      “Eggs, coming mainly from the Netherlands, have been found to contain fipronil, which is banned by the EU in the food industry. A row has erupted over how long Belgian and Dutch authorities have known.”
      “Many of the affected eggs will have already passed through the food chain before anyone was aware of the scandal.”

      What strikes me here is when we don’t live in truth, or when we don’t live openly with transparency there can be a ripple effect that effects so many more people – as somewhere along the line with these eggs someone knew that a banned substance was used. Truth is a global responsibility, not only a responsibility to ourselves. A responsibility to everyone, everywhere.

  22. This website is presenting the truth about what is going on in our world. Whether we choose to read it with openness, at this time is an individuals choice, but eventually history will show that Simple Living Global was right on.

    Many of these blogs are challenging to read because they expose what all our individual choices have produced in our world.
    Taking responsibility for what we have created is where we need to go.

    This is scary, it is overwhelming to look at what is happening in our world. What do we do? Where do we start?

    It starts with taking responsibility for our own lives. Simple Living Global has supported me to do this with its Back to Basics program.

    Simple Living Global is presenting the truth about what is really going on. And it is presenting a way of living that can and is dealing with all these issues by dealing with our own individual issues.

    I am living this way. It works.

  23. I greeted a woman, with the standard “How are you?” and she shocked me by saying ” Oh, I’m not doing to well today. ”

    I was shocked because, she actually told the truth, rather then the standard reply, “I am fine.”

    Later I saw her and told her I appreciated her honesty and it is something our world needs more of.

    If we do not speak our truth about how we feel and what is happening in our world, nothing will change.

    And when we speak our truth, the other person can feel lt. It opens up a whole new level of communication. A level of connection that is amazing and what many people are missing.

    So do not hold back! Say what you feel to say! It is how we can change our world!

  24. Great blog Simple Living Global and one that holds no punches when talking about what TRUE TRUTH is.

    Most of us would say that we are truthful but, in-truth, how TRUTH-FULL are we really?

    How truth-full are we prepared to be when it comes to remaining true when something is taking us out of our comfort zone?

    How truth-full are we prepared to be when it comes to upsetting or disappointing someone when we speak the truth?

    It’s easy to talk about ourselves being truthful when it is front of others or when it concerns others, but, how truth-full are we prepared to be when it comes to being truth-full to ourselves?

    What about those little-white-lies that we think are OK?

    How often do we do things that are not totally truth-full because no one sees us doing it?

    The truth is, being TRUTH-FULL 100% of the time requires a lot of integrity and consistency.

    However hard it is for us to hear the truth, the truth actually gives us the option to make different and truer choices.

    As the saying goes…”The TRUTH will set you free.”

  25. Holding back our truth can be so damaging. It is hard to comprehend the damage it can do.
    There are so many intricate connections to a situation that we do not understand.

    Even if it initially seems easier to lie, in the long run it just creates complications and pain.

    So trust yourself that you know what is best in every situation, honour that place in you that knows truth.

    Our truth may be the greatest gift we can bring to humanity.

  26. When we live truth (an inner knowing that we all have), it just comes out in everything that we do. We do not have to think about what the right thing to do or say is, it just happens. And it is our responsibility to share it.

    When we live a life from this place, we start to banish all doubt from our life. Doubt comes from stopping to think about a situation. When we live from our inner truth, our lives are actually part of our physical bodies, and there is no hesitation as to what needs to be said. Our bodies know what to say.

    I go back to my two year old child. Does a two year old really think about what it is going to do or say?

    We know how to do this, (express from our bodies), it is all about letting go and just being ourselves.

  27. Across newspapers yesterday I saw the word evil following the Los Angeles shooting.

    The question came – What is evil?

    Horrific acts like murder and sexual offences we say are evil but are there other acts in society that we have accepted as normal, even good perhaps, that are in Truth evil because they are actions that keep us away from who we truly are, like being good and nice?

    What if these acts are evil because actions like smiling and nodding our heads when we don’t agree with something but say YES anyway are evil as we are not being our natural selves and so others get a fake, unreal and deceitfull person because we are not being truthfull?

    What if we all lived by being nice and good but not true?
    What kind of world would this create or have we created that world already?

    Does this then leave room for us to act in horrific ways because we are already not living in alignment with our true selves?

    Could we see a significant change in society if we restored the whole truth to our words and lived that rather than the watered down compromised versions that we have accepted?

    Could this provide a true healing for humanity and enable the tides to turn?

  28. There is a regular column in ‘The Week’ magazine that is titled, ‘Wit and Wisdom’ and it has several quotes from different people from all fields of life.

    One of the quotes in the 16th September 2017 edition says, “Always tell the truth. It’s the easiest thing to remember.”

    Wise words indeed.

    A story that comes from a lie will always have to come with a lot of thought and energy to perpetuate the un-truthfulness so it makes sense that when we speak the truth, no matter how many times we have to tell the same story, we will always find it easier to recall the details.

  29. I wonder what would happen to the surge we are seeing in so called ‘fake news’ if we all made a commitment to truth in our every day.

  30. BBC News China – 8 December 2017

    Boy aged 13 has been arrested for killing his mother and chopping her head in Sichuan Province, China.
    He reportedly filmed the murder and sent the clip to friends via a popular messaging app.

    Radio Free Asia reported that the boy killed his mother after a quarrel.

    So what on earth is going on in our world where a young teenager does this?
    Of course it could all be made up by the media but what if there is some Truth to this story?

    South China Morning Post – 23 March 2015

    A man aged 31 killed both his parents and kept their heads in the fridge.
    He dismembered the bodies and some salted body parts were found in plastic bags.

    He told a psychiatrist that he listened to a Russian composers piano piece continually for 30 days before he killed his parents and it enhanced the images of flames in his mind that he believed would signal the impending end of the world.

    South China Morning Post have even more stories like this, so it is not the first of its kind.

    WHY is it that we rarely hear of what is going on in other parts of the world?

    WHY do the media not report on serious stuff like this that is going on, to alert our youth and others in our world?

    WHY are we not demanding answers and getting to the root cause of how this is happening?

    We hear of those who kill others and the murder is not a close relative, so when it is, what is going on and WHY?

    Does this feel way too much or is there loads more that never make the headlines and so we are not really aware of the extent of what is going on in our world?

    Is it time we all started to pay attention to what is going on under our noses, on the street, in our communities, in our country and in our world?

    What if we are all Citizen Journalists that do have a say and can make a difference by sharing what we know and are aware of, that is simply not the Truth?

    Going forward – can we make every single day a TELL THE TRUTH DAY?

    How would that change the world?
    What if we used social media and our other forms of communication with a responsibility to report the Truth?

    We all know how the current forms of media tend to exaggerate or make it a sensationalist story, but what if we came in and just said it how it is – could that make a difference?

    We all know that doing nothing guarantees no change.

  31. I was talking about telling the truth with an ex-consultant this week.

    He was sharing how many times on projects they would realise they were working on the wrong problem to solve, but they did not say anything – they just kept on going in order to deliver what had been set, and to be able to bill for the job.

    He said he wished they had been honest with the clients and he was reflecting on what would have happened if they had done that.

    He said the lack of integrity he felt was one of the reasons he left and whilst he believes consultants have loads of great skills, he just did not want to be one any more.

    He said he felt he was too junior at the time for anyone to have listened to him, but he wishes he had spoken up.

    I have examples of this in my own life too, and it reminded me of what knowing something is wrong feels like. Not only is it harming all who see it, but it affects us personally – physically.

    This was a reminder for me of the importance and responsibility for speaking the truth and not sitting on the fence, regardless of our age or status, even if to do so doesn’t seem to change the status quo.

  32. My kids asked me yesterday ‘does the news ever lie?’.

    What a great question.

    They read a children’s news journal that comes weekly and have been wondering if all the facts and information are true.

    We started with ‘what is a lie?’ and concluded that lies come in many, many forms, some more subtle than others.

    It is sad to me that we live like this – that truth is not a pre-requisite of modern intelligence.

    However, it brings into focus the importance of discerning what is true, calling out what is not, and always checking the details. Perhaps this is how we bring back Truth once and for all, for all of us.

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