February 11, 2006

What we don't let out traps us

What we don't let out traps us. We think, No one else feels this way, I must be crazy. So we don't say anything. And we become enveloped by a deep loneliness, not knowing where our feelings come from or what to do with them. Why do I feel this way? Last week, I was on top of the world and now my feelings don't make sense. Voicing it, getting it out and letting other people hear it, helps to dissipate it. The fears and self-criticisms begin to leak. And we begin to heal. In the same way, if we feel deeply about something and voice it, then we're made whole by standing up for ourselves and what we believe. -- Sabrina Ward Harrison

1 comment:

InterstellarLass said...

Ah yes. The reason I clam up. Fear and self-criticism before anyone else gets to do it. :( It's an awful feeling.

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