Bits of Truth

“Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to skip over the hard stuff, but it just doesn’t work. We don’t change, we don’t grow, and we don’t move forward without doing the work. If we really want to live a joyful, connected, and meaningful life, we must talk about things that get in the way.”
~ Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW

Let me be SUPAH honest with you; something you get with a Life Coach that you don’t from most friends is incredibly honest {loving} words and a listener who has no other objective or ulterior motives than whatever is the absolute best thing for you. (think about that: NO motives or objectives) You have someone who is ready to hear the hard stuff. You have someone to walk with you while you work it out.

I know there are those that actually have that special rare friend in which they can say,  “I’m too afraid to try” or “I can’t do it anymore” or “I am such an idiot” or “I’m lost and I can’t find joy, I act like everything is okay–I’ve been lying with a happy face mask.”

It’s even more rare to be able to do this without fear of being judged, causing discomfort in the relationship, or having your friend suddenly treat you like you’re weak-incapable-damaged, or worse yet feeling more shame because your friend is shocked at what they hear or is all about making it better with empty sympathy and goofy advice or they pull back..and away.

Yes to have someone to share ANYTHING with and know it will be okay is rare, and if in a lifetime if you even have one of these friendships, you are truly rare because this type of gift only happens for .3% (not even a half percent) of people in the world.

I hope you find that rare person in your life. Where you can talk about what seems impossible without the shame increasing… because talking about what you think is shame KILLS IT.

…but ya gotta talk about it first.

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3 thoughts on “Bits of Truth

  1. I am lucky you are one of those people for me. 🙂 I wish we lived in a world where the automatic answer to, “How are you?” was not great!

  2. I am so thankful that I can go to Jesus with all my complaints and thoughts. He knows that I am not “great”. He knows how wicked some of my thoughts are. He knows all of my faults and sins. I can’t hide them from Him so I may as well talk to Him about them. And the best part, He loves me even more because I go to Him with my issues.

    I love Amy Grant’s song, “Better Than a Hallelujah”. It talks about how when we are broken and cry out to Jesus, He considers that better praise than a Hallelujah.

    • Thanks so much for those thoughts. I would agree wholeheartedly. And ohhhh I do love that song and it has special meaning to me via a YouTube video I made about it and my trials of getting it posted, taken down, and allowed back up. And just the overall fact that it is an AMAZING song. This is that video: http://youtu.be/lD_pCr_Xrnc

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