I have started this thread as a motivation. Three years before DH presented me a book.' Autobiography of a yogi' written by Yogananda.I have read it thrice and each and every time I read the book,it gets more interesting with new dimensions. One particular quote was very interesting.Swamiji was saying if a person doesn't speak lies for 12 years continuously,then whatever he tells becomes true that is ,it becomes sathya vaakku. I wanted to give it a try.I never liked lying but,in unavoidable situation I have told some. From the day my second son was born,I stopped telling lies.Even in some tempting situations,I avoided lying. No lies means not even a single one.and also no white lies. 18 months have passed and I am still following my principle.Don't know whether I will pass through the coming 10 and half years without lying. So far,by always speaking the truth,I think I have gained these things. 1.My self confidence have grown a lot.Since I am not lying,I am not scared of being caught. 2.I have gained more respect for my words in my family's close circle who know my principle,particularly from my DH. 3.When DS is asking me something and if I say "No" or "later" ,he believes me without any explanation.He says,"I know .You must be right.You won't lie.I believe you.". 4.Lastly ,I feel some strange satisfaction and a uniqueness in my life quality. You can also try and feel it.