Our deepest fear isn’t that we will run out of money, but that we will run out of places to hide.
That we will have no choice but to hold the rawness of vulnerability in our hearts, expose our true selves to the world and be seen for who we really are.
Having a low bank balance never sounded so good.
But the upside of this risk, it’s very healing to stop hiding from ourselves. Because once we go down the path of nakedness, a part of us is finally resting. We receive a measure of peace. And we discover the freedom to reinvest those energies in new places.
Better places. More honest places. It’s like my therapist once asked me:
Are you really tired, or just trying to hide?
Oh, and should you expose yourself without the vulnerability being returned or appreciated or event noticed, that’s okay too. Happens all the time. But you can still be satisfied that you are the one who gained most. Because that expression of love added meaningful refinements to your soul. And nobody can take that away from you.
Therefore, may we risk full exposure to one another. May we let down the walls that separate us from those around us. And may we trust that people won’t go away when they find out who we really are.
Quite the contrary, in fact. Brooks said it best is his book about the road to character.
Love works when each person exposes their nakedness and the other rushes to meet it.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Where is it growing harder and harder to hide from yourself?
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