There’s no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.
~ Zora Neale Hurston
I think we blog because we all have a story inside of us. Some of us have quite a few stories within us ~ inspirational moments that turned failure into triumph, sad stories that show our resilience and tidbits of how we’ve had to change to accommodate a new normal in our lives. By sharing, we can connect with others so that they can see that they are not alone in their strife. Bonding together we can hold hands and move forward towards the light.
But to keep our stories hidden is an option that some of us choose. We do this for many reasons. We hide our strife, our shame, our sadness and put on brave faces to the masses. We don’t choose to open up and be seen as vulnerable for fear of repercussions. It’s hard to hold it all within ourselves but over time, the pain becomes familiar like putting on a pair of jeans that may not be flattering, but they are comfy because we have worn them so many times.
Making the choice to open up and to tell our stories can be agonizing. Crossing that bridge of fear causes many to never open up and thus find a way to heal the stories in our heads. It takes bravery to be vulnerable for there is strength in speaking your truth without shame. To share is to run a risk that many don’t choose to take and I understand that feeling.
One must be choosy when we bare our stories for there are those who do not care to understand. I get it. But here, I want you to know that I welcome your stories. I welcome your sharing and I will hold your hand and heart gently as you write. You are safe and protected here. Tell your story. Gently take off the bandage and let’s clean the wound so that you can finally heal. Open your heartlight and be free! There is love her for you.