Bare02/08/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 10 Comments
Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…
The longer you know someone, the easier it should be to be honest with them. However, I think that fear gets in the way. Fear of them not liking me anymore or I may hurt their feelings. You want to keep hold of this friendship, and yet, it can be scary to bare your thoughts, feelings, fears to them.
It used to be a lot easier for me to be honest and open, to bare my feelings and opinions, but as I age, it is getting harder. Maybe that is good in some situations and there are levels of appropriateness that needs to be exercised, but friendships and marriages–I think that we should be able to bare our thoughts, feelings, and fears without the fear of judgment.
Why do I fear judgement? I have done it myself. When people have had the courage to be bare–instead of love, there was judgement. I need to be careful and praise them for their bravery and do what I can to help, not judge.
So I will try to do better. To let others be bare and me to better bare–to not put up a facade and let others see me.