As a human in alignment with my Self, speaking my truth, being vulnerable has become so important to me. It's a way to let others know who I am, what I stand for, what I believe in, what I desire and what I will not tolerate. When I express my truth, I feel seen, heard, and validated. I believe that being seen in this way is crucial for our well-being and mental health.
When I keep my thoughts and feelings to myself, I feel trapped and disconnected from the world around me. My mind goes on the spin cycle and plays out conversations and arguments that don't exist. My heart is nowhere to be found. I've even made myself ill. But when I have the courage to speak up and share what's on my mind, I feel a sense of liberation and empowerment. Speaking my truth is not always easy, but on the other side of our fears, the gifts of truth are immense.
Being seen in a tender tone is equally important. I feel that when others approach us with kindness and understanding, we feel heard, respected, and valued. This type of interaction fosters positive relationships, encourages open and honest communication, and allows for growth and learning or even the awareness that a relationship has reached completion. The letting go can be of value and not of discord.
Speaking your truth and being seen without judgement can bring great joy, fulfillment, and a deeper sense of connection to others. It may not always be easy, but the rewards are worth it. So, I encourage you to take the leap and be true to yourself. Your voice and your story matter, and the world needs to hear them.