Being authentic is not easy. Often the world around us doesn’t want to know “how we’re doing”. Most people find it easier to fake themselves through hard times rather than face the music and be real for the crowd. But when someone is authentic – as counter cultural as that can be – people take notice, get courage, and choose to face their own struggle rather than run into secrecy and isolation.
If you’re struggling with this issue and need someone to talk to please click the ‘chat with a SoulMedic” button at the top of the page. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your life while it spreads as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. That’s not true! Life on life community is the best way for a person to flourish in their understanding of self, others and God. However, when we spend all our energies protecting our secret from the world this mindset can create an independence stronghold that feels true but is a lie really killing you from the inside out.