The Truth About Lies

May 27, 2014

May’s Theme is Breaking Bad Habits

I am pretty sure that all of us, at one time or another have told a white lie, whether it was out of fear, feelings, to gain respect, or simply saving face.  Our brains flipped a switch and the lie came forth on our tongues.  Some people even think they are doing the right thing because, in their head, they are saving someone embarrassment, hurt, or inevitable consequences.  Studies have shown that people lie just to do it.  For example, if you’re pulling out of the driveway heading for the grocery store, and a neighbor stops you to ask where you are going, and you say you’re going to the gym, that counts as a white lie.  It is as if it is a reflex, a “knee-jerk” reaction.  Ayn Rand wrote this befitting quote in her book Atlas Shrugged: “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked.  The man who lies to the world is the world’s slave from then on.  There are no white lies, there is only the blackness of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”

Ayn Rand was onto something.  I think she was a writer way ahead of her time.  The insights, her life applications, and philosophy are all very meaningful and true.  She fully understood the capabilities of the human mind and defined new principles with every novel she created.  If you have read the Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, you would understand that the way cells receive and process information depends on physical and energetic environment.  Even though the size of a cell is minute at best, the information therein packs overwhelming complexity.  Psychologists who have studied deception found that a person that lies has an abundance of stress and anxiety after telling a lie.  Even in lie detector tests, a person who is lying has elevated blood pressure, raised heart rate, and visible signs of stress.  The stress from your deceptions enters into your cells. Your body biochemically changes into the “fight-or-flight” mode.  While this may seem harmless at a glance, continual lying and elevated stress levels can lead to cardiovascular complications, depression, anxiety.

Glucocorticoid is a stress hormone.  This hormone is manufactured in each of our bodies.  If the levels of Glucocorticoids are high in your body it can lead to inflammatory diseases.  Ayn Rand was right.  Telling a lie is surrendering yourself to a form that is more acceptable by the receiver of that lie.  How long will you have to keep up the charade?  How long will it take for your lies to consume you, so that it becomes an instantaneous reflex?  Lying is unhealthy, not just for your mind, but for your entire being.

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If you need help or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Thanks for reading.  InJoy your day!

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