Saturday, February 25, 2012
"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable."
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I get criticized for publishing content that is too close to home: "You shouldn't post that", "Be careful when you write about your personal life", "Jen, those things are personal matters", "You need to start talking more with your husband and stop making him look bad on your blog"
I know there is truth in the above statements.
But why are we so afraid to just tell the truth? Why are these intimate moments only private matters? Why should I hide behind a veil of happiness when something so deep is eating away at me? Why can't I talk about things that make people uncomfortable? Why can't we push the limits?
Imagine how free we would feel if we weren't so ashamed of being judged by others. Imagine how comforting it would feel to find out that others share in our struggles.
I'm starting now!