Speaking your truth can scare most people. They do not want raw , jagged, uncomfortable truth.
Hiding from their own truths, sitting in their safe zones, your truth reminds them of theirs. The truth that they have tried so hard, to suppress , transmute , dull down or ignore. Desperately , they want you to conform…just be what you used to be, is their silent plea. Like talking to a wild animal from the other side of the bars of the cage, petrified that it shall break free…wanting it to remain in captivity …so they can be safe. I know how they feel. I was them once.
Living close to the surface, treading water in the shallows….fooling yourself into believing its safe.
The depths call out to you. Plunge in , they say !
Never mind the shredding of your heart….the ripping apart of the shells covering your naked soul ….plunge in !
Plunge into the depths of what you fear the most.
Let it tear you apart and set you free.
Have the courage to look into the eyes of everyone you meet. Their eyes tell a story that their words often cannot.
Before that, have the courage to look into the eyes that stare at you in your mirror. Look into those eyes with love, with kindness. If you can do that, looking into another persons eyes becomes so much easier.