I’ve Got To Talk About It

suffering in silence

Sometimes when we keep things inside it makes things worse than they are. There is so much going on inside: the past, the future, the present, and let’s not forget to mention those normal bodily functions. The weight of it all is tearing you up, holding you down; it may feel like you just want to burst. Well, if you don’t talk about it, you will.

There is a saying “A wound needs air in order to heal.” There comes a time in life when it becomes necessary to open ourselves up for review and examination by talking about our pain. It’s not easy. As a matter of fact, it is downright frightening. We don’t want to expose ourselves to public speculation or criticism. We don’t want to admit our frailties or follies. And goodness knows we don’t want to face the pain, fear, anger, shame, or guilt that may be attached to our deepest thoughts and feelings. Yet when what is going on inside hinders what we are able to do, we must talk about it.

Find somebody you can trust. Find someone you don’t know and may never see again. Call up a help line, hot line, or a prayer line. Find someone you can talk to about what you feel. You are not looking for an answer or even a resolution; you are in search of a release. If you can’t find a living person, go into a quiet place and talk to God or whatever your higher power might be. The truth is you’ve got to talk about it.

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