What if the decision to reveal all parts of yourself led to greater joy and less suffering?
There isn’t a single person on this planet who hasn’t kept a secret.
Some of these secrets feel small and harmless, and others are like a dead weight we carry around with us everywhere…even when we pretend otherwise. I know from firsthand experience that the secrets we keep in order to make ourselves look good fester like open wounds and only end up contributing to a greater overall sense of darkness, confusion, and fraudulence. We might believe that going into hiding will keep us tucked away from judgment, disapproval, and the court of public opinion. But when we hide, we sacrifice the love and acceptance of the one person who matters most: ourselves.
My community allows women to be courageous by releasing the hold that shame has on them and offering their stories from a place of deep awareness. In bringing our story to the light, we release its weight. In allowing ourselves to make sense of the story through our awareness of its impact on us, we open ourselves up to new alternatives regarding how we will choose to react to that story.