“By our silence we let others define us.” ~ Susan Rook
To stay silent when you have something important to say is to disempower yourself and empower those with differing views. The fear of speaking your truth is often a sign of one of two things:
(1) You have the mistaken belief that you have nothing of value to say; or
(2) You are afraid to speak because of fear of being wrong, humiliated, feeling guilty or ashamed, or being harmed.
Learning to break your self-imposed silence becomes a matter of:
1. Building your self-worth through study and dialogue with intelligent people;
2. Building your courage by practicing speaking about your “small truths” to people whoa can’t hurt you, and working your way up to speaking your “big truths” to powerful people who are capable of hurting you.
‘Learning to speak your personal truth without fear takes time. It
is part of the process of maturing. This always takes both age and long-term sobriety.’
~ Terence T. Gorski
GORSKI BOOK: www.relapse.org
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