Hasty reminds us that words sometimes need to be handled like stinging insects, very carefully.
I’m a big fan of honesty. I think if we hurt we should speak. We shouldn’t suffer in silence. But I have learned, over and over again, not every feeling or emotion needs to see the light of day in order for us to heal. In fact, voicing certain feelings can be harmful to other people as well as to ourselves. Especially those feelings you might be blaming somebody else for.
Give yourself time to think about what is hurting you. I have a tendency of saying how I feel when I am in a triggered state. I am emotionally bulimic. All too often I am vomiting emotions I should be giving time to digest.
I think most of us have said things that “we didn’t mean”, or in the context of any given situation we would not have said had we understood things more clearly. Letting our words…
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