Lying to Ourselves

"Untruthfulness is surprisingly common in the U.S. military even though members of the profession are loath to admit it.

Author: Leonard Wong

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ISBN: 9781584876649

Category: Military ethics

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"Untruthfulness is surprisingly common in the U.S. military even though members of the profession are loath to admit it. Further, much of the deception and dishonesty that occurs in the profession of arms is actually encouraged and sanctioned by the military institution. The end result is a profession whose members often hold and propagate a false sense of integrity that prevents the profession from addressing -- or even acknowledging -- the duplicity and deceit throughout the formation. It takes remarkable courage and candor for leaders to admit the gritty shortcomings and embarrassing frailties of the military as an organization in order to better the military as a profession. Such a discussion, however, is both essential and necessary for the health of the military profession"--Publisher's web site.

Lying to Ourselves

Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession One of the hallmarks of a true profession is its ability to assess and regulate itself, especially with respect to adherence to its foundational ethos.

Author: United States Government Us Army

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ISBN: 9781539620204

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Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession One of the hallmarks of a true profession is its ability to assess and regulate itself, especially with respect to adherence to its foundational ethos. Such self-examination is difficult and often causes discomfort within the profession. Nonetheless, it is absolutely necessary to enable members of the profession to render the service for which the profession exists. U.S. military professionals have never shied away from this responsibility, and they do not today, as evidenced by this riveting monograph. Discussing dishonesty in the Army profession is a topic that will undoubtedly make many readers uneasy. It is, however, a concern that must be addressed to better the Army profession. Through extensive discussions with officers and thor-ough and sound analysis, Drs. Leonard Wong and Stephen Gerras make a compelling argument for the Army to introspectively examine how it might be inadvertently encouraging the very behavior it deems unacceptable. The unvarnished treatment of this sensitive topic presented by the authors hopefully will be the start of a dialogue examining this crucial issue."

Lies We Tell Ourselves The Psychology of Self Deception

And I believe that it is our biggest obstacle to living a fulfilling life. I wrote this book for anyone interested in becoming more honest.

Author: Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D.

Publisher: Choose Honesty, LLC, Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D.

ISBN: 1600131425

Category: Psychology

Page: 50

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Humans are excellent liars. We don’t like to think of ourselves as capable of lying; it hurts us too much to admit. So we lie to ourselves about that, too. As a clinical psychologist, I am regularly confronted with the brutal truth that we all lie. I am not talking about deliberate, bold-faced lying. No, this type of dishonesty is far harder to detect and admit. It is the kind of lying that comes from not being psychologically strong enough to be honest with ourselves about who we are. And I believe that it is our biggest obstacle to living a fulfilling life. I wrote this book for anyone interested in becoming more honest. In it, I present a range of self-deceptive examples couched in psychological theory to help us explore ourselves. Although it is a relatively short book, indented to be read in about an hour, I hope that the content provokes deep thought. For when we are honest about who we really are, we have the opportunity to change.

Stop Lying to Yourself

This book explains the process and helps you to reach self-realization through truth telling.

Author: Sandra Molina

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Page: 46

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Every day of our lives, we lie. We may not realize we are doing it all the time; we may not be conscious of when we are doing it. Deep down, though, negativity and lies are being processed by our thoughts, sometimes to the extent that we start to believe the lies we tell.This book tackles the subject in a way that is straightforward, and that pulls no punches. Read it, and you will recognize your own behaviors within the pages of this book because human beings are pretty predictable, and many of the complexes they develop during the course of their lives are caused by these lies. You will learn a lot of things about yourself as you work through this book, such as: -How the brain stores thoughts-How these thoughts affect our actions-Why we compare ourselves to others-Why we should take an individual look at who we really areIf you are unhappy in your life, then the chances are that you are living a lie. It may not even be your lie; it could be someone else's. But think about it - have you considered that it might just be a lie you have been repeating, over and over through your life? Maybe not out loud, but almost certainly in your mind. When it comes to working on self-development, you need to understand how it all works, and this book will show you that. It covers with major issues that people have to face in their lives every day. Over the course of changing your view toward who you are and the role you play in life, you change so many other things within yourself without even realizing it. This book explains the process and helps you to reach self-realization through truth telling.

An Invitation to Self Care

Why Learning to Nurture Yourself Is the Key to the Life You've Always Wanted, 7
Principles for Abundant Living Tracey Cleantis. apist would ... They include these
guidelines: • Monitor self-talk. • Know and ... Stop lying to yourself. • Know if ...

Author: Tracey Cleantis

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 1616496797

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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Too often, we settle for the notion that self-care means giving ourselves treats and rewards for good behavior. But it’s so much more than that. Welcome to the self-care revolution! "This is a magnificent book. When I first brought self-care into the mainstream back in 1992, I encountered comments like 'Well, I do my nails!' or 'I work out.' The idea that self-care is how you want to approach your whole life was hard for some to grasp-and that often included me. . . . Tracey's book will help! She's done a fantastic job pointing the way. Buy this book!" --Jennifer Louden, bestselling author of The Woman's Comfort Book A day of indulgence at a spa—or at home on the couch—might help us unwind and feel temporarily renewed, but is that all there is to self-care? In this book Tracey Cleantis changes the dialogue and shows why real self-care is more than just routine self-indulgence—it’s a lifelong practice that’s essential to finding fulfillment and joy. An Invitation to Self-Care uncovers seven principles for care that are rooted in self-empowerment and self-knowledge. Through personal stories and observations, exercises and quizzes, and interviews with experts and everyday people, Tracey invites you to consider self-care across your relationships, finances, spiritual and professional life—and more. By accepting who we are, what we need, and how those needs evolve over time, we create space for self-care’s transformational magic in our lives. In fact, an authentic self-care practice is the secret to the life you’ve always wanted.

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graf Leo Tolstoy. tive lie to other people is nothing in its consequences in
comparison with the lie to ourselves , on which we build our life . It is this lie
which we must not tell , in order that we may be able to answer the question , “
What to do ?

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

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Managing Stress Skills for Self Care Personal Resiliency and Work Life Balance in a Rapidly Changing World

Lack of spiritual health: Codependents adopt a mode of dishonest behavior (lying
) to survive. The habit of lying begins as white lies to appease people. In this
process, they also lie to themselves, hiding their own feelings. In the opinion of ...

Author: Brian Luke Seaward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284199991

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 600

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Updated to provide a modern look at the daily stessors evolving in our ever changing society, Managing Stress: Skills for Self-Care, Personal Resiliency and Work-Life Balance in a Rapidly Changing World, Tenth Edition provides a comprehensive approach to stress management, honoring the balance and harmony of the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, this book equips readers with the tools needed to identify and manage stress while also coaching on how to strive for health and balance in these changing times. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection.

The Christian reformer or Unitarian magazine and review ed by R Aspland

To say that we know nothing about that cause because we have no experience of
it from the senses , is surely to lie to ourselves . It is to adopt a method of thought
which we should scout in other instances . What should we say , for example ...

Author: Robert Aspland

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Personal Development for Smart People

He was me . I didn't have to convince myself of this I felt it with a deep sense of
inner knowing . ... My old self would have seen this man as totally separate from
me . I might have ... Lying to others is no different from lying to ourselves .
Imagine ...

Author: Steve Pavlina

Publisher: Hay House Incorporated

ISBN: 1401922767

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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Despite promises of “fast and easy” results from slick marketers, real personal growth is neither fast nor easy. The truth is that hard work, courage, and self-discipline are required to achieve meaningful results—results that are not attained by those who cling to the fantasy of achievement without effort. Personal Development for Smart People reveals the unvarnished truth about what it takes to consciously grow as a human being. As you read, you’ll learn the seven universal principles behind all successful growth efforts (truth, love, power, oneness, authority, courage, and intelligence); as well as practical, insightful methods for improving your health, relationships, career, finances, and more. You’ll see how to become the conscious creator of your life instead of feeling hopelessly adrift, enjoy a fulfilling career that honors your unique self-expression, attract empowering relationships with loving, compatible partners, wake up early feeling motivated, energized, and enthusiastic, achieve inspiring goals with disciplined daily habits and much more! With its refreshingly honest yet highly motivating style, this fascinating book will help you courageously explore, creatively express, and consciously embrace your extraordinary human journey.

Humanities

We all have ways of lying to ourselves . There has never been an autobiography
that did not contain at least one lie . Entire nations lie to themselves . Since lies
have such vitality , no historian may expect to refute them . For generations the ...

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The First General Epistle of St John the Apostle Unfolded and Applied

It is the this negative by the positive of lying , the truth is not note of Ghislerius ,
occasionally upon these words , in us ; that is , we lie to ourselves , † in saying
we have that the sense of this clause is as much as , We defile no sin . ourselves
by ...

Author: Nathaniel Hardy

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Category: Bible

Page: 390

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An Introduction to the Sufi Path

We lie to our lawyers. We lie to our doctors. We lie to ourselves. Sometimes welie
to spare someone's feelings. Sometimes welie because the issue is too personal.
Sometimes we lie to gain a tactical advantage. Sometimes we lie because ...

Author: Anab Whitehouse

Publisher: Bilquees Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 422

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By the Grace of God, my spiritual guide knew far, far more than what I have heard him say on any given occasion. Unfortunately, I have forgotten far, far more than what I remember of what has been related to me by him. Moreover, I have written far less than what I remember of what he taught me. The result of this funneling process is the present book – An Introduction to the Sufi Path. Everything that is good and correct in this book comes, by the Grace of God, through my shaykh or spiritual teacher who was willing to accept me as a reclamation project. Everything that is incorrect in An Introduction to the Sufi Path comes from my own shortcomings and ignorance. The material contained within An Introduction to the Sufi Path is intended to stimulate reflection concerning a variety of themes that are important to spiritual life in the midst of everyday life. God willing, the content given expression through the different chapters constitutes -- both individually as well as collectively -- a Sufi perspective. However, one does not have to be on the Sufi path or inclined to that path in order to engage the material in this book. Anyone with an interest in spirituality and mysticism will find, God willing, an abundance of themes within the boundaries of this work that are able to form the seeds of contemplative reflection for any faith background.

The Ten Commandments

If we think more highly than we ought - or more “ lowly ” — we lie to ourselves .
We communicate untruth to ourselves . This self delusion is the first step on the
pathway to insanity . Some people delude themselves so thoroughly that they no
 ...

Author: D. Stuart Briscoe

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 9780877888055

Category: Ten commandments

Page: 197

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One Minute Thoughts from the Radio Program Let s Think for a Minute

It ' s one thing to lie to another person , but I ' ll bet you don ' t realize how often
you lie to yourself . We lie to ourselves when we say , “ Tomorrow . ” Or , “
Sometime in the future I ' ll start to have a new attitude , to make plans for life , ”
etc .

Author: Shrier, Bob

Publisher: Goderich, Ont. : Signal Books

ISBN: 9780969295433

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 257

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Self deception and the Common Life

If self - deception is wrong , why is it wrong ? If self - deception be adjudged "
immoral , " not just consequentially , but intrinsically , that is immoral ? If self -
deception be intrinsically wrong , then we all have a duty not to deceive
ourselves .

Author: Lloyd H. Steffen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

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Self-Deception and the Common Life investigates the topic of self-deception from three points of view: philosophical psychology, ethics, and theology. Empirical evidence and an -ordinary language- analysis support the case that the linguistic expression 'self-deception' is literally meaningful and that the language of the common life can be trusted. After critically analyzing the cognition, translation, and action accounts, along with the contributions of Freud and Sartre, Steffen proposes a new synthetic -emotional perception- account, one that avoids paradox. Giving attention to relevant moral issues, he argues that self-deception is not immoral, but represents a peculiar form of akrasia. Finally, because theologians employ 'self-deception' to describe the cognitive component of sin, Steffen considers the logic of theological self-deception. His study seeks an -intimate acquaintance- with self-deception and exemplifies a method of analysis relevant to constructive theological inquiry."

Playing by the Rules

If we think more highly than we ought - or more " lowly ”we lie to ourselves . ... We
have taken the first step on the pathway to insanity : Some people so delude
themselves that they no longer know the difference between up and down , black
 ...

Author: D. Stuart Briscoe

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800714895

Category: Ten commandments

Page: 188

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"God's guidelines for living today"--Jacket subtitle.

Simplicity

We Lie to God Then Peter said , “ Ananias , how is it that Satan has so filled your
heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself ... There is a
substantive difference between lying to God and lying to ourselves and others .

Author: Ed Dobson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310487012

Category: Christian life.

Page: 187

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The complexities of modern living can sweep us away from life's true essentials. Dobson calls us out of the rat race to a simpler way, actively engaging life while shedding its pretenses. He describes specific ways to simplify life through prayer, worship and discipleship. Those who've felt overburdened by their lifestyle will find a path to joy and peace in their families, faith and lives.

Journal of Existential Psychiatry

Non - disinterested judgment is , of course , a well known example of social self -
deception . Social self - deception can take two forms . One is where we lie to
ourselves about ourselves . The other is where we lie to ourselves about others .

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Category: Existentialism

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Journal of Existential Psychiatry

Non - disinterested judgment is , of course , a well known example of social self -
deception . Social self - deception can take two forms . One is where we lie to
ourselves about ourselves . The other is where we lie to ourselves about others .

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Category: Existential psychology

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In the Days of Thy Youth

whole character ; but you may be sure of this , that it does lead , and that quite
inevitably , to self - delusion and ... Why is this ? partly because they make lying
excuses to themselves ; partly because all the vile work of their lives is done in
the ...

Author: Frederic William Farrar

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Category: Sermons, English

Page: 398

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