Our invisible sufferings are simply our stories we are not speaking; our pains, our losses, our struggles.
What happens if we don’t somehow speak these sufferings, if we don’t own them?
I have learned, especially in the last year, if I am not speaking my truth loudly I’m actually slowing dying inside. Before the work of this last year, my spirit, my soul, my heart was only getting more and more lost. IVF and a childfree life, honestly only seemed to shut me down even more.
Until, I fought. Until, I spoke.
I’m a mental health therapist, which means I’ve always known that talking is the answer.
The answer to happiness.
The answer to healthy living.
The answer to combating shame.
The answer to acceptance.
The answer, at least my answer.
When we speak our truth we will find freedom.
When we speak our truth we will help others.
When we speak our truth we will find wholeness.
When we speak our truth we actually have the chance of being understood.
And yet, so many of us live in silence.
In silence with only our struggles, haunting us and growing stronger.
In silence with our depression, anxiety, addiction, infertility, faith difficulties, health problems, relationship struggles…
Choose to break this silence.
Write it, draw it, paint it, sing it, dance it, speak it to many or speak to just one…
Find your soul’s way, trust it and live your truth out loud.