It’s easy to suppress your deepest voice when you feel scared without fully realizing that this suppression ultimately leads to a half lived life. Today I share an experience that helped me make a decision to be more honest with myself regardless of what others might think of me.
Hi Bern! I really enjoyed "meeting" you on Twitter earlier today. I was on my way to work and unable to explore much of your site until now. What a perfect video for me to have watched first, as a sort of intro to you and what you're about! Your smile just exudes enthusiasm and warmth.
I know that feeling of fear, of not wanting to share parts of yourself (sometimes even with yourself) because you're afraid of what the reaction might be. I also know how incredible it can feel when you do let that part shine and you discover it's accepted. One of my goals for my own newly launched life project, of sorts (chronicled on my site, remadebyhand.com), is to learn to be more genuine and open, starting in my posts and reflections. I've always thought of honesty and openness as blanket characteristics, not related to specific areas of one's life so much, so you've given me much to think about. You're absolutely right -- I am certainly more honest in some areas than in others. Thanks so much for sharing your reflections here :-)