Sincerity is at the heart of spiritual growth
When it comes to seeking spiritual growth, few things are as important as sincerity. This grounds any quest for development in honesty and truth, allowing the seeker to expand their horizons off of a strong foundation.
Ilchi Lee says that living life honestly and truthfully is the difference between having a full and meaningful existence and living in the shadows of an unfulfilled life.
"Hope never disappears from the heart of those who live their lives sincerely, but those who have lost sincerity are dark all the time," he says.
This should remind individuals of the importance of self-appraisal. Being honest with one's self is a critical part of any pursuit of spiritual growth. Not only can it help people identify the areas of their lives that need change, it can also remind them of the positive things in their lives, which is equally as important.
Honesty and sincerity can also improve an individual's relations with those around them. Ilchi Lee says that strong ties to fellow humans can play an important role in attaining spiritual growth.