Sunday, June 24, 2012

Closets Are For Shelves, Not Selves

We can only closet off the unholy parts of ourselves for so long.

Whatever is inside of us, eventually, somewhere, is going to come out.

The exciting part is, once we give people a profile of our soul, once we start talking about what we’re afraid for them to know about us, our world changes. We experience the freedom that comes from refusing to hide. And those brave enough to listen, use our stories as mirrors that reflect their truest selves.

As of late, I’ve gone out of my way to share more of my dark side. From health problems to relationship blunders to creative burnouts to business mistakes to communication breakdowns to the trappings of meh, I’ve started sharing more and more about what happens in my life behind the scenes.

Not all the time. I’d hate be one of those people who lives his life like an open wound just to accumulate a few extra column inches.

But it certainly feels good to get that darkness off myself.

Closets are for shelves, not selves.