Isn't it interesting how much time we waste hiding and pretending? Hiding the pain that keeps us up at night, pretending that we don't have days that make us want to crawl into bed and never face the outside world again? Hiding behind forced smiles meant to cloak the truth of our struggling minds, pretending that we are superhumans who are perfectly aligned all of the time. Hiding the loveless betrayals with portraits of perfect relational bliss, pretending that there isn't a cycle of dysfunction that leaves us feeling stuck while simultaneously leaving us trying to nurture ourselves back to wholeness. .
Of course, most of us don't do these things with the intention of being deceitful. Instead, we are motivated by fear to hide our vulnerabilities, because being vulnerable means exposure and exposure means we must take the risk of being seen and potentially rejected. Ironically, however, I have learned that when we allow the fear of being rejected to operate in our lives we prevent ourselves from ceasing the opportunities of being seen and loved exactly where we are. .
Having said all of that, I want us all to remember that perfect love casts out fear, and no matter how perfect social media paints the lives of others none of us are without struggles, pain, and suffering. Also, please remember nothing is perfect, no one is perfect, and those who love us don't need us to be perfect. Furthermore, may we also make being healthy and whole the priority over being slaves to the fear of being rejected and unloved.
-T💋 Photo Credit: @lexonart #Repost @_theycallherlove