Thursday, August 18, 2011
Stop being afraid to speak your mind. But consider why & to whom you speak, & consider her journey as well.
It didn't start out as a larger life lesson experience, but the more I thought about it, the larger it became. For me, I spoke up when I disagreed with something. It's the first time I've ever done that. I wasn't unkind, rude, or mean, I just simply stated a disagreement. The other day a friend & I were discussing the idea of selfishness vs. selflessness. I realize that for the last 5+ years I have not spoken up for myself, said "no, please pay attention to me", or even disagreed with anyone. I wasn't searching for someone or something to disagree with. I didn't much consider sending the comment. Perhaps it was rash. Testing boundaries is an important part of finding said boundary. I despise being the method through which other people are refined, or have a growing experience. I feel badly that this person served that purpose for me, and I apologize. I learned 2 important lessons today. Stop being afraid to speak your mind. But consider why & to whom you speak, & consider her journey as well.