Breaking The Silence
The truth is painful. However, the truth is the only cure.
I don’t write my blog to get attention or to change the world. I write when something is eating at me or I have stumbled upon something that has made me think. This is my spiritual autolysis. This is my way to truth…whatever that truth is. I also know that those who need to read what I have to say will always find my blog.
Blogging is not just about words, thoughts, and exchange of opinions. It is about the world that we live in. It is about the reality we choose for ourselves.
Today my thoughts were lingering around silence. It wasn’t about talking vs being quiet. It was about our way of finding the path we want to take. There is so much going on in your head right now – pain, happiness, worrying, enjoyment, fear, but never a quiet moment. Our heads are filled with thoughts and emotions. Some of them are silenced and ignored, some of them are more than welcome, and some of them are undefined (something that is there but not understood or seems relevant). Sorting through these emotions and thoughts and finding the answer that you are seeking for can be a challenge.
Silence – for every person it means something different. What was the first thought that popped into your head when you read the word “silence”?
The other day I was reading a blog about somebody who suffered from an eating disorder and how that person felt ashamed of who she was, and how she tried to hide the truth. I was thinking. It hit close to home. Oh, boy I could relate what she was going through.
For some, silence means a moment of non-suffering. For others, silence means being alone with your thoughts. For somebody else, it is a physical safety net like nothing bad is coming.
For me, silence means – not moving. If I do not speak the truth, it means I am not truthful about where I am. If I keep silent and not acknowledge what I am going through or feeling, it means I am about to lie to myself.
Talking means – making something real. Once you let something out, there is no way back. You have to face it. You have to face it for yourself. Once you speak up – it makes it true and real and that means, you are ready to change.
It is applicable to everything:
– not being happy
– acknowledging the rape
– acknowledging and facing a mental disorder
– acknowledging your fear
– facing something you have been avoiding
– looking yourself in the eye and telling the truth
– finally understanding and feeling that you have a choice
– realizing that you own your truth
– realizing that your happiness is not defined by people surrounding you
– realizing that there is more to life than you thought
Once you break the silence, you find yourself on a path of freeing yourself. You suddenly realize that breaking the silence is not about letting other people know what happened or what is happening, but it is the only cure to whatever you are suffering from. It is a liberating feeling when you say it out laud.
I dear you to break the silence…