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.
Such a wonderful expose on why we blog Yvonne.
For me, I am compelled to write. I started blogging because I needed to discipline myself to write everyday and blogging was a great venue for that.
I continue to blog daily because it is a form of meditation for me. It allows me to centre myself and from that place share my hope, strength, inspiration and yes, my stories about living this wild and precious life in the rapture and wonder of now.
Hugs my friend.
Hugs to you dear Louise. I agree with you as I write for similar reasons. I love the shine that emanates from you and your blog! Shine on Louise! You are a star. ♥
Agree Yvonne. WP community is protected, a shelter.
I agree David ~ lucky for us it’s filled with amazing, kind, loving hearts!
Thank you beautiful heart!! It can be hard to open up…but the rewards are that in our vulnerability, I believe we help others 🙂 Many blessings for an awesome weekend ❤
Thank you dearest Lorrie. Hope yours was serene. ♥
Beautiful post Yvonne. We are very lucky to have such amazing kind hearted people in this forum, where we can share, laugh and remember we all have a story to tell. I am very grateful 🙂
You are correct. Most of us have so many stories in us that want to see the light of day. I find it very interesting that so many stay in the dark and lurk, waiting for escape. Mine trouble my sleep sometimes. Soon they will be set free. 🙂 Great post, great subject. Hugs.
Happy to hear of your upcoming freedom from your stories. Allow them the light of day to heal if needed. Big hugs to you Marlene! ♥
Beautiful Post. Realistic.
Thank you ~ I hope you have a lovely week.
Thank you Yvonne its comforting to know that you are out there.
Always here for you Kath…
Beautifully said. I sometimes worry about what I’m writing. Is it too personal? Am I putting myself out there too much? But knowing there are people on the other side who can relate and possibly even gain inspiration makes it all worthwhile. Thanks for your positive energy!
I think you must do what YOU are comfortable with and the rest will follow. I’m open about much of my journey. I just hope it helps someone else. That’s what we’re here for right? ♥
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