We were wondering if giving complements could be a form of lying or hypocrisy.
I think it is neither. It is truth that we want to start with and build on.
Giving complements sets the energy momentum upwards for growth and improvement. It is finding the positive in any situation and focusing on it.
When we build on our strengths, our weaknesses take care of themselves. Finding the positive in any situation sets in motion the process of attracting change. Whatever we focus upon, increases.
You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you and allowing that goodness to emerge. Eckhart Tolle