As I consider the stories – the myriad varieties of stories we tell ourselves and each other – I am often amazed and awed by the amount of effort expended on keeping the seemingly unbearable truths far away.
Why do we do this?
So we don’t have to look at those truths; embrace them, take responsibility for them and ultimately heal the pain we are so urgently keeping hidden…in our shadows.
It’s always easier to say “they” rather than “I”. They did that to me. So easy to push it away.
Even our explanations – to ourselves and others – ring hollow.