Secrecy + shame = silence. That is one dangerous equation. And all too common in this world. There’s an alternative solution though. It’s telling our truths. It’s not an easy solution to work out. The truth is it’s damn hard. The whole truth is it’s worth the excruciating effort.
And nothing but the truth is that I’ve been on both sides of the equation; the secret-keeping and the truth-telling and I have a definite affinity for one over the other. Because only one of these is the way back to love. The love each of us desperately needs to both give and receive.
Here’s my HARD-won learning on shame and secrecy, please click here to read my essay on Her View From Home.
I hope it helps you find your way back too.
Thank you for reading, thank you for fighting the good fight right alongside me to get back to love. It’s where we’re all meant to be.
2 thoughts on “What Can Happen When We Finally Tell Our Worst Secrets”
Jodi, YOU ARE THE TRUTH. I can not even express how happy I am that fate had it that we would meet. your words. your light in this world. A blessing. Thanks for opening up your guts to us.
YOU are the truth as well and so we found each other. It was meant to be. It’s this year’s Christmas present, Valentine’s gift and and birthday joy and so I’m all set here. Really, Valli, I’m walking on air and the comfort is real. Thank YOU, for reading along and joining forces with me.