Truthfulness Is A Power

Presidential candidate, Tom Steyer, marks the back of his hand daily to remind himself about the importance of truthfulness. He explains this practice as follows, “It means to tell the truth no matter what the cost is. That ultimate the truth wins.” Truthfulness in classical yoga is “Satya”, and when practiced fully, ultimately, whatever you say will come true. This is a yogic power as described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This practice creates a pathway that protects one from losing their way and weakening their character. It is not about “good and bad” in the Judeo-Christian sense, but rather the building of internal strength.