It’s not always easy to share our truth. Especially if it may disappoint or hurt someone.
But what’s the cost of holding it in? What’s the price we pay for saying yes to something we don’t want to do? What’s the price of being bending over backwards for someone else instead of owning how we feel?
The cost is our emotional, physical and mental well-being.
And that’s just not a price I’m willing to pay.
I had two friends go into the hospital recently. Both realized that they got super sick because their bodies were literally holding years of resentment, thoughts and ideas that they didn’t dare express to their partners, family and friends.
Resentment can and does kill. Because our bodies are not designed to take years of emotional ignorance and abuse.
And that reminded me of all the years when I spent binge eating and stuffing my feelings down so that I wouldn’t feel them and express them.
It was so painful. And in retrospect, unnecessary.
Because what I’ve learned is that when I recognize and express my truth, every relationship in my life benefits. And those interactions that can’t welcome the authentic me, weren’t ones worth focusing on anyway.
In today’s LanaTV episode, I share my own struggles with authentic expression and why I’ve come to understand that honesty is always the best policy when it comes to admitting what I feel.
After you watch the video, I’d love to know:
Is there anything you have been holding on to and hiding because you’re too worried about the reaction if you express it? What is the cost of holding it in?
Then let me know if you’re ready to release it.
Admitting what you no longer want to hold in is the first and most important step. Because it’s a radical act of self-love.
And loving yourself will always serve you and those around you best.
I look forward to hearing from you!