Slowly, carefully, and with apprehension, I have begun to share this blog with others, starting with a handful of people whose opinions I respect and who have known me for long enough to take very gentle care with my feelings.
I got some enlightening feedback from two of these individuals. When telling them about heartsoulmindbody, these are (approximately) the words I used: “I started a blog. It’s really stupid. I hate it. You’ll probably hate it, too. Just don’t tell me.” It was pointed out to me gently that I was being intensely self-critical, which I reference in an earlier post as something I am struggling to overcome.
Their comments made me realize something else – I don’t usually remember my posts very well. I had to look back through the blog to find the self-criticism post they were referencing. My memory can be extremely tricky. One thing I’ve noticed about myself is that when I am being my most honest and authentic – sharing a story or feelings with a group I feel comfortable with – I tend to not remember exactly what I said.
Anyway – I am extremely grateful to these individuals for their positivity, their acceptance, and their interest. Many thanks!