What is emotional honesty? I’ve asked myself that many times. I wondered if it’s spilling our guts all over everyone but that didn’t feel right. I’ve wondered if emotional honesty is even a thing or if it’s just an excuse to dump on people. That doesn’t feel right either.
My current understanding is that emotional honesty is about paying attention to our feelings, not ignoring them. Doing the work of emotions and not pretending to ourselves that we’re ok when we’re not. Owning our emotions and knowing that there is nothing wrong with having emotions so we can share with others where we’re at in a way that feels safe.
Sometimes I do it ’wrong’ and I’m learning. Yet despite not always paying attention to my feelings or not sharing in a way that’s safe for everyone, I continue to try. What I know for sure is hiding our emotions from ourselves doesn’t work. In fact, it keeps us where we are and even makes it worse. I hope you’ll come along on the journey with me of finding, allowing and healing from the hard stuff.
Since I launched this podcast over 3 years ago, we have had thousands of downloads. I am so humbled by your response and I’m grateful for your support of my efforts to bring hope to the world of grief. If you listen on an app that allows you to leave a review will you be so kind to leave one?
Thank you again for listening. You are why I’m here. Remember I believe in you!
(Music: Cozy Place by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon)