Hey everyone, it is Monday and that means I am going to spill some thoughts onto my keyboard and see where we end up!
Today I checked out the tumblr page of an old friend, and needless to say, it left me inspired, and while I was walking all over town today, I had a lot of time to think about what I wanted to talk about today. All of my thinking led me to “If you really knew me…” What would it be like if we really knew the people around us?
How would our relationships be different if we took the time to look deeper in people?
What feelings are being suppressed that are screaming to get out?
For some those may be some scary questions, even for many people they may be scared to know the answers because it would leave us vulnerable. In our lives we love to keep control of everything, so we also try to control our relationships. We only disclose enough to our friends and close friends.
But what if there was a movement across Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, North America, or even the world. Where people started to invest more time into relationships and they were not afraid to become vulnerable. The rewards would be limitless and your friendships would never be the same.
There may be someone you know struggling right now, sure you may know part of their story, but what about the rest, what about the hard questions. Many people struggle with social, physical, emotional, financial, and other problems.
To live a life of love it is necessary to ask those hard questions, but also be willing to answer them, I know personally I can have a hard time opening up with some close friends. Sometimes I feel like I have to be the strong one. If everyone is trying to be the strong one, our relationships won`t grow like they should.
I hope this has been some food for thought, but I want to challenge you! Don`t worry it will be easy! I challenge you to talk with someone, but start by saying “If you really knew me _________” and see where the conversation takes you!
If you are really brave, post it on facebook or twitter!
I will start!
If you really knew me, you would know that I suppress my own emotions to try and take care/help others and usually disregard my own feelings.
P.S. Thanks goes to Brianna for the inspiration! Check out her tumblr page HERE or in my blogroll at anytime!
P.P.S Check out Challenge Day, an organization featured on the MTV show “If You Really Knew Me”