I’m not quite sure what it is with people today, but it seems to me that more and more we are less willing to share our true feelings. Forget emotions that make us appear vulnerable or on the “weaker” end of a relationship, for some, these are feelings to be avoided at all costs. So, instead we walk around with our true feelings all suppressed and bottled up, just so that we can appear stronger, more independent, saner and even tougher than we really are.
We’re afraid of giving ourselves wholeheartedly to relationships for fear that they will end, or the other person will not feel the same. We worry about being too attached instead of just embracing a relationship for what it is. We refuse to make the first move to a guy or girl we really like, instead we play phone and head games because we’re afraid of appearing needy or desperate. We refuse to express our true feelings to a friend and we’re always tiptoeing around and accepting other people’s crappy treatment of us because we’re afraid of hurting their feelings. Sadly, we refuse to tell others we’re experiencing emotional trauma and need help. So, we try to go through it secretly and alone which we all know that never makes things better. Sounds familiar, are any of these you?
Well, I’ve been there, and life is way too short so now I’m into honesty, speaking my mind, and living in the moment. More and more I’m getting used to the idea of wearing my heart on my sleeve without fear of anger, loss or rejection. I’m taking life one day at a time and fully embracing each single moment to the fullest, because with love and life, you’re either “all the way in or all the way out.”
Cynthia Schloss a Jamaican reggae artist says it best in this 3 min song, “All the Way in or All the Way Out”
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