Exposed and Living

Exposed and Living

Last week I talked about being exposed and left you with the question of how I handled being exposed.  The answer to that question is that I lived.  When we think of our secrets being exposed we think of so many questions along with it such as; how will people look at me, how will I feel once my secret is out, will I be embarrassed and ashamed? The reality is it’s a secret for a reason and a fear of many things.  Once I was exposed I had no other choice but to live. I had to live through the feelings of embarrassment, shame and every other single feeling that came with being exposed.  There were some days I cried, some days I thought did I make the right decision? As time went on, I began to question my decision less and realized I needed exposure. I wasn’t fully living without it.  

According to the Oxford on-line dictionary, the second meaning of exposure is “the revelation of an identity or fact, especially one that is concealed or likely to arouse disapproval.”  When you “Use Your Voice” to expose an identity or fact that has been concealed you are definitely going to arouse disapproval.  There are people who do not want to hear the truth no matter what.  They would prefer to believe a lie over knowing the truth.  When you “Use Your Voice” to expose your truth, then and only then can you truly begin to live.  You can’t live a full life hiding behind secrets.  You can’t live a full life if you’re not comfortable with using your voice.  Using my voice caused me to be exposed and being exposed caused me to live.  I could go deeper with this but I won’t.  At least not yet.  I don’t want to make this blog solely about deep issues.   There’s freedom in using your voice and being able to live and if you can grasp that you are on track to living your best life.

While I’m on the topic of living I want to ask you, what have you done this past week to enhance your life?  A majority of people become comfortable with mediocre living.  We stay at a job out of comfort, we don’t take on too many life challenges for fear of failure and so on.  This week I want you to think of a few things that you would like to do that will enhance your life.  Don’t just think about it but write your thoughts and ideas down.   Meditate and pray on each one.  Think about how it could positively affect your life.  This is major because every idea or vision starts with a thought.  When you begin to think of ideas and write them down you will be surprised at how fasts ideas start coming to you.  Our life should feel fulfilled and if there is a void or a feeling of missing out on certain things then sometimes we have to re-evaluate our process and what we are doing.  I’m going to challenge myself to write a few enhancements down for my life as well.  Let’s see how we can continue to live in our truth.  

Be sure to check out next week’s blog to see how we will move forward with our list of enhancements and live!

Tracy Collymore