Have you ever not said what you wanted to say because you were afraid of hurting someone else’s feelings?
Well, this week’s newsletter is all about this theme.
Whether it’s a coworker, romantic partner, best friend, family member, etc., it can often feel so difficult to say what we need to say.
But what if we reframe these moments? What if we see our truth as a gift to give in our close relationships?
Yes, it’s scary. Yes, it may cause a disruption. But the price of not speaking your truth is you don’t grow and the other person doesn’t have the opportunity to grow as well. It’s a disempowered, yucky place that causes us to get stuck.
A great way to see if you’re doing this in your own life would be to talk about a relationship that that’s very important to you. If you hear yourself saying “He/She feels…””He/She thinks…” over and over again, your truth may need more airtime. We often don’t realize how much we put what others feel/think in front of ourselves.
Does this resonate with you? If so, let me know. I’d love to hear more from you about where you see this happening in your own life and the lives of others.
Remember you’re not responsible for someone else’s feelings; you’re only responsible for your own truth.
Much love and looking forward to hearing from you.