Some days on this journey, we just want to give up.
No one gets it, no one understands and no one cares.
But sometimes the silence is a result of genuine fear. Fear that they’ll say the wrong thing, fear that they’ll hurt our feelings, fear that they won’t understand.
So instead of addressing the giant pink elephant in the room, they avoid all baby discussions, which then in turn, makes us feel like they don’t get it, they don’t understand it and yep, they don’t care…
cue vicious cycle…
But then one day you decide to tame that pink elephant and just look at your mom, friend or whoever and you come out with it…you invite them in.
Suddenly, you find yourself dancing with that giant pink elephant, and those people become part of your story. Your safe place. Your tribe.
This NIAW pay attention for those people. They are usually in the most obvious of places, waiting to be invited in. Be truthful with them. Let them know what to ask, and when to ask it. They’ll be there to cry with you when you need it, they’ll know when to pray with you when you need it and sometimes they’ll just need to be silent, when you do desperately need that.
But don’t live fearful of feeling alone. So often, it’s the captivity of our mind that keeps us feeling isolated. Your safe place is there, your tribe is waiting…speak up and dance with that giant pink elephant!!