Three words that can describe our daily lives at one time or another.
Yet 3 words that many of us feel ashamed to use.
We think that they reveal weakness, dependency, some kind of inadequacy on our part. We fear that if our friends or even family find out they’ll:
- think less of us
- pity us
- mock us
- walk away from us
The reality is that although our friends could indeed do any of the above, chances are, they won’t (if they do then maybe it’s time to find some new friends?).
Every one of us will struggle at one time or another. THAT’S OKAY. THAT’S HUMAN. You are no different to anyone else.
If we can accept this & embrace it, I think we also find some kind of release & permission to move forward, to seek help or find support.
I would go so far as saying that if we deny our struggles we are in grave danger of becoming mentally ill & socially inept.
[Postscript: Sometimes we feel like this because we have grown up in a family that imbeds & reinforces these fears in us. That is a difficult call. We may not be able to walk away from our family BUT perhaps we CAN find trustworthy people who can help us & support us?]
Just a few thoughts this Friday afternoon.
Take care until next time …