Sunday, October 9, 2016

Thoughts - October 9, 2016

“We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked... not just pitter-patter, but real talk. We shouldn't be so afraid, because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable.”
Liv Ullmann
Okay, so what's meant by 'real talk'? I think we know when that is occurring - when the give and take of conversation leaves us trusting the other person. Sometimes I jump into that vulnerable position much too quickly. Sometimes I feel the walls going up the minute I meet someone. Sometimes I feel honored that another person trusts me enough to share. Sometimes I can't believe I am being told such intimate details and I am overwhelmed with (that modern phrase!) "too much information." There are times I've been hurt and betrayed. But when the real talk is mutual, the trust is established - that is when 'real life' begins to happen. - Beth Almond Ford

No comments:

Post a Comment