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Never lie

I aspire to never lie.

I do not, aspire to always tell the truth.

The energy shift between those two is subtle and significant:

To always tell the truth: An ideal to strive for, disconnected from now.
To never lie: Gives me something to measure within the moment.

Sam Harris has this definition of lying: "To steal from another's reality".

I could choose to always tell the truth. To declare in every moment what is true for me. Comment on everything that I see in the name of truth-telling.

Or, I can consider the other in the moment:

What reality are we sharing?
Do I know that we have a difference?
Do they know?

If only I know there is a difference, and I let that difference continue: Then I am stealing from their reality, and I am lying.