On the Courage to Express Feelings
Last night's conversation with my "business besties" had me remember this specific part of a post entitled "Regrets of the Dying."
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as aresult.
We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.
Life's too short to be settling for relationships that don't allow you to be who you really are. If you are with people whom you could engage into conversations that move you forward, nourish that environment. If not, release yourself from it and grow. ^.^