the dark side of keeping quiet.....
I learned a powerful lesson recently. It centered around the power of silence. I learned that when I silence my true feelings, I pay a heavy price. And for me the price of silence was betrayal. I betrayed my own sense of honor and decency for the sake of not making a "big deal" out of something. I didn't want to appear old and humorless. But not only did I feel so very old and quite humorless afterwards, I felt dirty and complicit. My silence sent the terrible message of either agreement or fear.
I have since made amends to myself by voicing my opinion and sharing my disagreement. And it felt so good. I had not realized how darkly bound I felt until I was free. And now I see: it is never worth it. Never. So, speak your truth. Silence can be deadening and dangerous.
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