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ALRIGHT I GOTTA GET REAL FOR A SEC.

I GET A LOT OF MESSAGES SAYING, ‘YOU ARE SO BRAVE FOR SHARING THAT’ ‘HOW CAN YOU BE SO VULNERABLE AND OPEN UP LIKE THAT?’

AND THE ONLY REASON I AM GOOD AT IT NOW, IS BECAUSE I WASN’T FOR A REALLY LONG TIME.

I WAS REALLY GOOD AT KEEPING PEOPLE OUT – I WAS REALLY GOOD AT PUTTING ON A MASK – I WAS REALLY GOOD AT ONLY SHOWING PEOPLE WHAT I THOUGHT THEY WANTED TO SEE.

AND I LEARNT THAT THAT IS THE FASTEST ROAD TO LONELINESS. BECAUSE IF NO-ONE KNOWS THE REAL YOU, HOW CAN THEY LOVE THE REAL YOU?

YOUR EGO WANTS TO CONVINCE YOU THAT IF YOU SHOW PEOPLE WHO YOU REALLY ARE, THEY WILL GO RUNNING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.

IN REALITY, IT DRAWS THEM IN.

THE CONNECTION WE’RE ALL CRAVING IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF VULNERABILITY.

ADMITTING TO THE WORLD I HAD A SEX ADDICTION.

ADMITTING TO THE WORLD THAT I HAD AN ABORTION.

ADMITTING TO THE WORLD THAT I WORKED IN A STRIP CLUB AND SLEPT WITH MORE GUYS THAN I CAN COUNT.

THERE’S POWER IN THAT.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU OPEN UP AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH THE WORLD – NOT JUST THE SPARKLY BITS – BUT THE DEEP, DARK SHAMEFUL STUFF, GUESS WHAT HAPPENS?

YOU ARE MET WITH A WHOLE CHORUS OF ‘THANK YOU’S’ AND ‘ME TOO’ AND ‘I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE’. AND SUDDENLY SOMEONE ELSES PAIN IS LESSENED BECAUSE YOU SHARED YOURS.

AND THEN LIFE GET SO MUCH SIMPLER, BECAUSE YOU CAN SHOW UP AS WHO YOU REALLY ARE WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT HOW OTHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PERCEIVE YOU.

THERE’S SO MUCH FREEDOM IN THAT.

I CAN SPEAK ABOUT ALL THIS STUFF NOW BECAUSE THE THINGS I DID DON’T HAVE A HOLD ON ME ANYMORE.

THERE IS SO MUCH POWER IN YOUR PAIN, BEAUTY IN YOUR BREAKDOWN AND MESSAGES IN YOUR MESS, AND YOU’LL DISCOVER IT ALL WHEN YOU SHARE IT.

SO MUCH LOVE, 

JAE X 

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