Writing Challenge Day 20: What is the biggest barrier between you and full honesty in your journaling?

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DAY 20: What is the biggest barrier between you and full honesty in your journaling?

Exposing others. For good and bad. Everyone who comes into your life comes for a reason, season, purpose or lifetime. Not everyone plays a good and healthy role. Some people are lessons.

So my thought is, if we are to be authentic and raw in our writing and journaling…do we tell our stories and share our experiences even if it exposes someone else’s secrets or shines them in a negative light? What if there is nothing but love and acceptance at this point. The wounds are healed but your story is very dependent on someone else’s story. But what if they don’t want their story shared? Then what? Do we keep locked up our story for someone else? Is that the higher road or is out our own right to share our experiences and stories with anyone we chose.

I go back and forth. Protecting and needing to share. I once read that if someone wants you to write kindly about them, they should have played a kinder role. There is a lot of truth to that for me. I get sick of worrying what other people will think or say. My stories want to be told. That means some people have played roles for good and bad. Those roles have taught me and helped me to grow. I don’t know what the answer is but I am sure one day it will all come to me.

At what point do we just live in full honesty? Or are we inherently a dishonest (or lack of sharing the truth) society now? Owning your story is the most powerful force on earth. Telling your story is brave. But is telling our story more important than protecting someone? I have yet to know…

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