The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don't have to remember what you said.
I saw a fascinating documentary the other day. It pointed out that lying can be discovered neurally. When you lie all kinds of areas in your brain light up. Apparently you have to use lots of mental energy to overwrite what you know is true. Well, it turns out being a spiritual traveler gives you a big energy advantage since discovering and telling the truth is our mission.
When I saw that documentary I was wondering, what happens then when we fool ourself with something that we subconsciously know is not true? Does our system lose energy in this state as well? I would think so. I have discovered often - even in myself - when we say something but our body language is telling the opposite. That must cut into our energy supply. Actually, I would be surprised if we spiritual folks fare any better than others in that dimension. While we certainly aspire to tell the truth, we probably also wear rose-colored glasses at times. We aspire to be truthful, enlightened, peaceful, loving and happy while our body language and the events point to the contrary.
Being on a spiritual journey is a process. It may take a while until we have aligned all parts of our being, but eventually we are getting there. We accept who we are, we accept what comes our way, and we speak the truth to the best of our abilities. Sure we fool ourselves on occasion but when reality stacks up against what we believe we change course as well. After all, going after the truth is what this journey is all about. We humans are multi-dimensional and conflicted on many levels but when our mission is a sound one we can line up subconscious, conscious and the spiritual as the years go by. Eventually all the neural paths line up in the same direction, in unison will all subconscious programs and our spiritual belief sets. With little baggage to carry, with clear thinking and a straight-forward purpose, we spiritual travelers have a big energy advantage over others.
Jesus often emphasized that a spiritual journey is all about regaining our lost innocence. "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3). A spiritual path is all about decluttering our life - "not this, not that" becomes our mantra. We face our life and live our mission until we have squared the circle with a little divine help. Keep the faith my friend, the going might be tough at times but your face, your heart, your neural pathways and your energy level will thank you for it.