All is well, or is it really?
How many times do we respond to others that all is well when it isn’t?
What keeps us from responding honestly, telling the hot-fire truth?
Do we feel as though our truthful response would put an undue burden on someone who has their own troubles, issues, or life circumstances?
How will the other person feel about what we have to say?
Are we afraid of being labeled the whiner or the complainer?
Or do we feel shameful about telling the truth?
For many years I’ve practically applied vulnerability, authenticity, and transparency in life. However, this year I realized that there were things in my life that I carried. These things became burdensome.
These things thwarted my ability to live completely well and whole.
I’ve decided instead of responding robotically, all is well when it isn’t, to tell the absolute truth, not the cotton candy-coated version with a smattering of truth, but the unadulterated truth.
I am certain of this…that in order to be delivered, completely healed, and transformed, a deeper version of my truths had to be told, to those that I kept the truth from, and to those I shared some semblance of truth.
Relationships, on every level, require honesty.
It’s impossible to help ourselves and others without sharing our life’s truths.
Community is built upon our ability to share the truth. And the truth requires vulnerability, authenticity, and transparency.
Q: All is well, or is it really? Can you relate, if so, how?