I’ve been going through a process lately of letting go of shame. It’s been deeply healing but like a lot of things that happen during healing, it’s also been deeply hard at times.
For a long time, I kept parts of my past hidden. I was ashamed of the mistakes I had made and the way I used to live my life. I had a lot of fear that people wouldn’t like me or care for me if I let them know the truth.
As I move forward in life I realize to have the kind of relationships and life that I want to have I need to clear out the shame I’ve been holding for so long. I’ve been working on diligently “outing” my fears as they come up. I’ve started to notice when I tell white lies to hide my real authentic truth or experiences and have made a commitment to radical honesty. If I’m not ready to speak my truth out loud I’ll remind myself to write about why I feel the need to hide that part of myself in my journal.
This process has become really important to me. I believe when I show up authentically and bravely I give other people in my life permission to do the same and that feels really important to me.
What makes you brave?
Sometimes we don’t feel like doing the work and it can be a lot easier to leave yourself and your life as they are. Finding the things that make you brave can help you do things that are hard and give you a push forward when you need one.
Have a beautiful evening,
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