Sunday, February 16, 2014

Choose ease: Say What You Need To Say

"Walkin' like a one man army
Fightin' with the shadows in your head.
Livin' in the same old moment
Knowin' you'd be better off instead 
if you say what you mean to say...."
John Mayer

"I just won't say anything."
How often do we keep our voices muted out of unease, or in the hope that if we ignore it, it will go away?  For fear that we might face rejection, or carry the heaviness of a broken heart? 

How often do we say "I'm ok," when we aren't, because we're afraid it may show our weaknesses or shortcomings?

How often do we say "yes," when we really mean "no" because we don't want to feel rejected, or disenchant others. 

In our guarded society, we hold onto our beliefs and words creating an unbearable malady of stress.  Our thoughts eat at us, becoming a cancer in our heart.  We become resentful and angry over speculations that are often not even reality- all because we do not say what we need to say. 

"Why complicate life? 
Missing somebody?     Call them.
Wanna meet up?   Invite.
Have questions?  Ask.
Wanna be understood?  Explain.
Don't like something?  Say it.
Like something?  State it.
Want something?  Ask for it.  
Love someone.  Tell it." 
Author unknown

We have just one life.  Keep it simple. 

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