What happens when you’re unable to step into your truth because it means enlightening others of their own ugly reality? Oftentimes, we deny ourselves honesty in order to protect someone else’s false sense of certainty.
In an adaptation of her novel titled Secrets and Lies: The Price We Pay When We Deceive the People We Love, Jane Isay describes “the slow torment (and occasional titillation) of the secret keeper. In maintaining our decades-long deception,” she writes for Psychology Today, “I grew to understand—and ultimately overcome—the identity-warping nature of secrets and lies.”
Today’s #NaPoWriMo piece speaks as a reminder to those who are withholding their truths in order to protect those they love.