The truth about telling the truth

In theory, we are encouraging everyone to tell their truth, to be vulnerable and to share their experiences as they heal or thrive from them.

AND then …..

We continue to mock, belittle, devalue, criticize, shame, blame and discount people for telling their story.

What we say and what we do are two different things.

In truth?

When someone gathers the courage to do any of those things, the social circle they are in will bury them by shredding their lives in the most insidious way, if that person doesn’t also flatter or fawn over that society.

It’s one of the most painful, gut wrenchingly awful experiences a person has to go through.

Society is not as refined as they would have us believe.

The repercussions of sharing our experiences has a dark side.

Here’s to everyone who has been traumatized into feeling guilty that they haven’t achieved total happiness yet.

And to those who feel bad that they can’t think happy thoughts all the time. Please don’t feel guilty about that.

Trauma and healing take a really long time.

To everyone who is suffering beyond what most people can comprehend, I know you are there, and I’m here for you. Sending you so much love.

I haven’t done any Reiki in a long while, but I’m going to spend time today between 6-7 pm doing a distance Reiki session.

If you would like to receive it, awesome. If you think it’s drivel and silly, then keep scrolling. There are plenty of other people out there offering something.

Isn’t that neat about the internet.

We receive what we choose to focus on and not much beyond that.

When someone goes on social media to tell their truth about the really difficult things that they experienced, it’s not our business or right to interfere with that.

If you’re a good person doing your best, you will understand that.

If you’re not, then you will have to do some more maturing, growing or learning.

In the world, when we share our experiences, there are those who will cheer for us, and there are those who will try to destroy our joy.

For me, staying away from those who push back against our happiness are part of the dark side of happiness that nobody seems to be talking about. Perhaps they’ve never had a bully, or mean spirited destructive person in their lives. Perhaps the upper crust of our field has never fully lived in a place where others are truly awful.

Don’t stand on the joy of others.

Do not push back on someone’s hard told truth.

Embrace the courage and creativity it took for them to be honest with themselves and the world around them.

(c) @happinessnoir @InkHoneyPub @K.ArenHenryMiller

Published by happinessnoir

Writer | Advocate | Free Range Female | Change Agent | Essayist

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