What is it with our culture and its seeming attachment to emotional dishonesty? With all the cliche talk about the virtues of honesty, there’s still the penchant toward lying. Take for example the lying that can go on in personal relationships. Telling the other what you think they want to hear. Lying about who you are and what you’re about in order to ‘get’ and ‘keep’ the perceived object of your affection. Do we not know how lying emotionally separates us further from each other? That it creates and fortifies an invisible shield between the heart of one and the heart of another? That it reinforces separateness? If relationships are a way to connect with another human being, then lying is something that gets in the way of the potential for the very connection that we seek. How connected are you feeling in your relationships?