We could have a discussion about telling the truth, but I'd rather take it deeper than that. Being true to ourselves and living an authentic life is, in my opinion, the highest form of practicing Satya. If we are authentic, then everything else falls into place. In our daily lives, living our truth depends on our willingness to stay real even if that goes against the "norm" of our society. So what happens is we must choose daily to keep our actions in the outside world connected to the truth of our inner being.
We can all probably account for one time or another where we allowed a person or situation take us from living our truth, whether out of habit or fear. I didn't know my truth until I found it. (All part of this journey.) When I stopped trying to define myself, I found myself. I can be honest now and say that there have been times when I made decisions based on fear or just out of insecurity, even recently. Deep down knowing it felt inauthentic, but doing it anyway. It's a continual practice for me. I am now working at being very conscientious about listening to my inner voice and trusting it.
Our soul is waiting patiently for us to arrive and let our true light shine. All we need to do is be courageous enough to stop hiding it. Speak it and live it now! Free yourself from the weight and burden and let it shine no matter what anyone else thinks. Your health and well being depend on it!