Read Terri Cole's post on What Happens When Words Are Left Unsaid
It is a fabulous and especially timely article as I have recently lost my father. While I feel I said what I needed to be said to him, there was so much I needed to hear him say, and will never get the chance to now.
I don't want to live my life, my "home" where I don't feel I can say what I need to, want to or where I can't be loved and accepted exactly as I am, where I am.
I would say that I choose to swallow my words and thoughts and feelings too damn often. It is just easier. It keeps my world comfy and stable (said in the most sarcastic voice ever). It feels safe, but it is literally making me sick.
Each day I take small steps in speaking my truth, then I stand there in fear and wait and see what happens. The reactions have been very good. I am learning to like the silence when I cause from those around me when I just speak. I like letting my "words fall out." This is the song I hear when I am brave and speak my truth.
If you would like to read my piece on leaving my words unsaid, read Paying Rent In Hell.
It is the coolest thing to get to connect with the people who are putting out really good information for those of us working through and on issues. Terri Cole is one of those people who has great information on her web site that you can go to for learning the how to and for getting the pat on the back for the progress and steps you have taken.
Go visit Terri Cole's Website!! Tell her Melissa sent you!