Honesty is the fundamental pathway to the acquiring and deepening of all virtues. It is simple and direct, and it is the most important quality you can have in spiritual life. It clearly illuminates the point of union between individual and divine nature.
Honesty is what gives you the possibility of true direction in the seemingly arbitrary selection of choices and possibilities that you will face over the course of your lifetime. Without honesty, you will slip and slide everywhere You will never find the touchstone of reality within yourself, and without this you will become fatigued and confused in your way very quickly.