Sunday, 16 June 2013

Get real

Whenever someone asks how we are we say, "fine". When someone asks how work is going we say, "busy". Our emotional lives are far more complicated than that. We have needs and goals and thoughts and dreams. We have passion and anger and worry. Choose someone to open up to and share exactly how things are going in your life. Spare no details and be as real as you can. This kind of genuine interaction can be very healing for both the speaker and the listener. It may be scary but it may also be worth the risk. Give it a try!


  1. Dear Vanessa,

    Great to hear from you! I hope you had a great Fathers Day.

    Connection with others is critical for our emotional, spiritual and mental health. It's important using character discernment, however. Some people are safe and some aren't.

    One place where I wrote about the characteristics that distinguish the two, can be found here

    I hope to see you over at my place soon. Have a terrific day!

  2. Risk is the spice of life, Vanessa ;-)
    Love this post.

  3. Very true.
    This is a call to authenticity

    1. Be genuine. Be real. It's all we can be.