Secrets We Never Tell

Secrets- we all have them. We hide behind them. We feel safe as long as no one knows.

But not telling, not showing up as who we really are creates a distance between us and our lives. We’re less alive, less present.

So what would happen if we told? If we took the risk? If we just spoke the truth about who we are and how we feel and lived in the open? If we made space for ourselves?

Could we do that?

That’s the question and we all have to answer it.

This talk explores secrets and why telling matters. Why facing them, no matter how dark they are, or how afraid we are, changes us for the better.

I thought about it for hours after watching Bruce Muzik tell the story about his life in South Africa, and decided it was time for some “tellings” of my own- time to give up some of my hiding places.

Just thinking about it made the space of my life bigger and I felt an ease a lot like peace come- some edges and corners softened.

Secrets- good things to let go of. Brings us back to life.

3 thoughts on “Secrets We Never Tell

  1. Reblogged this on Rise Like Air and commented:
    Secrets and the price we pay to keep them. The price that only increases. The Bruce Muzik talk is so convincing, but how many of us are ready to not just step out of comfort zone, but to actually leap. Can taking that risk really lead us to “… feel the rapture of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell. I think there is only one way to find out.

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