The Torah tells teaches this week the only mitzvah|commandment|obligation where I am also instructed to stay far away from from it. This commandment states “Midvar sheker tirchak! Distance yourself greatly from a lie.” It’s not good to lie, and well, its not good to be less than honest. Usually, I only think of honesty as something having to do with my relations with others.
But in a deeper sense, honesty is totally personal.
You know, if I’m honest, then I won’t be overly proud and I won’t be arrogant. Because the whole thing of arrogance comes from lying to your self…
Inspired by Reb Shlomo and Rabbi Sholom Brodt.