In fact, when you finally become brave enough to admit to your struggles, the work is finally ready to begin. Your struggle with addiction, co-dependency, self-doubt, over-eating, etc. needs you to be honest about it if you are ever going to change your condition.
Once you admit you are struggling, it simply means the burden of HIDING is over!
And what a gloriously heavy burden that is!! Hiding our struggles is exhausting. Don’t you agree?
After you have the courage to tell someone what you are SO afraid of being judged about you will most likely find 3 things:
1. Telling someone about your struggle / fear did NOT kill you. I know it seems like you’ll just DIE by saying the words, by naming the horrible thing, it actually very rarely happens that we collapse from the shame.
2. Telling someone you trust, or better yet, a total stranger, actually does not ALWAYS result in judgement. The FEAR of judgement may never fully leave, but it does get a little less with each telling.
3. You get stronger and braver with each telling of the horrible thing. You realize you won’t die if they know, that they won’t judge you even though YOU are judging you, and so you get braver. Each time.
All this strength and bravery means that with subsequent ACTUAL judgements of you and your character, they get easier to take. You feel more freedom on a daily basis. And MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL:
YOU COME TO TRUST THAT WHEN YOU STAND IN YOUR TRUTH, NO HARM CAN COME TO YOU.
#period. #truth. #endofstory. #trustme. #becourageous.
And as you tell you truth to the world you give others permission to do the same. You become the light.
We are all in the throes of struggle. Whether it is physical, mental or emotional, we are all experiencing the suffering that is part and parcel to the human existence. How we REACT to it is the crux of the matter.
I’m going to stop typing now because, miraculously, my computer is giving me a Green Light for Readability and a moderate score on SEO. Seldom, is my Readability “green”.
I hope this helps you in some way. I am here to hold space for you. When you feel like you are going to vomit, but are ready to share the horrible thing anyway, let me know. I can relate to it all.
Until then, go stand in your truth.
Love and Light,