Monday, May 24, 2010

Finding a Balance.

From Hope for Today, page 144:

"Speaking too little can be as self-defeating as speaking too much."

I can work my program to the best of my ability, but if I am not able to be honest about my feelings during times of contflict and stress, change is unlikely.. I must be willing to speak up, and then suffer the consequences of having spoken - the other person's anger or frustration.

I had an entire day of consequences today, and all I can say about it is - I'm glad that today is over now.


  1. Speaking up for myself is not something that I do easily. I don't like upsetting anyone. I am learning, though. And it gets easier. I don't like the consequences of it but being true to myself helps me to remember why I speak up. ::hugs::


  2. ((HUG)) Hopefully more was accomplished than you can see at this moment.

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Quite often, I have been paralyzed by the fear of what will happen if I am honest. But lately, I've found that telling the truth about how I feel is sooooo cathartic. And freeing. I want to make it a habit.

  4. Hit the nail on the head for me, today. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Usually when I am afraid to be honest about how I feel, it is because I want to control how everyone around me sees me or reacts to me. To be honest about my feelings, I have to let go of the results, and for me, that is the hardest thing of all. When I do muster the courage to be honest, it is confirmation that I have accepted my powerlessness over anyone other than myself. Thanks for your HONEST share!