Self-Doubt and Denial
How often do you choose to believe what someone else says is true, even when it means denying facts? What if it means discounting what you feel? What does it take for you to dismiss an experience that every part of you knew to be true? How high is the toll such denial takes from your body? What does it extract from your heart?
Silence is not golden. It doesn’t usher in peace or keep the peace in a place —inner-world, relationship, family, or country— where chaos reigns. Denial doesn’t buy peace of mind. It doesn’t deepen love or ever lead to love. Staying silent deepens loneliness, digging a trench that is likely to become the grave of something you felt was true.