We desire human connection. In order to have a genuine connection with someone else, we have to be authentic. We have to be real. Which in turn means, we have to be vulnerable.
Now I’m not saying you have to go start a blog and spill your heart out to the world (what kind of crazy person does that?…um, don’t answer that).
It takes baby steps. It takes choices. And it starts with one person.
You have to decide to be honest with yourself. Do not to shove those feelings of hurt, loneliness, hardship under the rug anymore.
You must decide to acknowledge them. Do not dismiss them as weakness or a lack of faith.
Don’t ignore them anymore.
I believe when we can admit to ourselves the truth, a burden is lifted off our shoulders. It frees us up. And when you can share it with a trusting friend (or counselor), your burden will only get lighter, and you will have the comfort of knowing you are not walking through this messy life alone.
I believe it is then, and only then that you will be on your way to living a more real, authentic life…
the life you were created to live.
The other day I was telling Hayden that even though it is still unnerving when friends and family tell me they have read this blog, there is a freedom in it too.
I don’t have to hide anymore. I don’t have to pretend I’m something I’m not.
I think the wise words of Kramer sum it up best.
“I’m out there, Jerry, an’ I’m lllovin’ every minute of it!!!
…I’m free, an’ unfettered….”
Yes! and amen.
Hope you have an awesome day celebrating our freedom!
Happy 4th my friends!