Can I tell you a secret?
I cannot reveal the most significant secret I’ve kept, but I’ve kept it for over 30 years. The truth has come out to a few trusted souls, but not many.
I think keeping secrets eats away at the soul, drowning the spirit in layers of lies upon lies in order to not reveal the original secret. It’s detrimental to all involved, but especially to children. The resentment of keeping a secret erodes the body like a cancer.
Telling the secret can sometimes be a guilty, sticky situation for the teller and listener. It is with utmost caution that one lets the secret out of the bag like the proverbial cat when you can. It’s not easy, it’s scary and it’s difficult. And it’s a job I don’t recommend.
Daily Prompt: Evasive Action
What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever kept? Did the truth ever come out?
I’ve kept a secret for a long time and it’s still a secret. as the daughter of an attorney, I learned to keep confidences!
Attorney-daughters unite! I knew I liked you for yet another reason! xo
Oh wow! I’m hoping it isn’t criminally related!
Nope ~ don’t worry! 🙂
that’s good. 🙂 You know, I don’t know if I’ve kept any secrets…scratch that – a few just came to mind! 🙂
I think we all have secrets, whether our own or others that we keep. ♥
mine hardly haunt me at all.
So happy ~ that’s the way it should be. xo
Tell me tell me. What’s the secret? Ps I hate keeping secrets
Ah, then my friend, you don’t get to know the Secret! xo 🙂
I agree, secrets that have to be kept for years do eat at a soul.
It’s unfortunate but they do. ♥
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I agree that holding on to secrets do get to you over time. Currently in such a good relationship that we really don’t have any secrets which I like. ♥
Whoopee! So happy to hear it! The secret’s not about me, it’s someone else’s so it makes life easier. ♥
I can understand that ♥
“When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes. We need to honor our struggle by sharing it with someone who has earned the right to hear it.” – Brene Brown
If we can find one or two people that can handle the weight of a secret kept, who will “have your back” and never think less of you, then you are truly blessed! When you can connect with the right person….shame, pain, anger, fear….they can’t survive compassion!!! 🙂 xoxo
Ahh…that is the key, compassion. So well said my friend. As always, I am blessed by our friendship. xoxo
I finally released my secret a few weeks ago via my blog regarding an abortion I had while married and yes it was my husband’s, during a really difficult time in my life and felt a huge burdeon lifted. I knew I would be judged, knew I may lose some friends over it but I’ve never felt better! 🙂 Shine on!
Thank you for sharing ~ this is your life and you must be comfortable living it! I am happy to hear that you feel better having released the secret! Shine On! ♥
Ah, secrets. You are so right. They can eat at you. Hope your secret isn’t one of those.
Thank you ♥