To be direct and honest is not safe

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What brought me to write this post?

Today, when having a conversation with a colleague, I felt compelled to offer him feedback about something I noticed. I asked him permission to share what I had perceived, and then I got lost in translation trying to disguise it, using the “appropriate enveloppe” for the situation. It was so hard that my colleague noticed I wasn’t being impeccable with my words, so he called me out to tell him directly and honestly what I saw and I did.

That makes me wonder …

  • How many times have I disguised a message to make myself and the other person feel “Safe”?
  • Why sometimes it feels so hard to be direct and honest with yourself, be authentic?
  • What fear is behind those appropriate enveloppes?
  • How wonderful, light and powerful feels to stay true to myself?

What if …

  • I keep practicing authenticity, on a daily basis?
  • I chose being direct as a way to stay true to my values in life?
  • I ask others to call me out once they notice I am not being completely honest?
  • We put disguise aside and use our courage to be direct and honest with ourselves and those around us?
  • What would change inside and around us?

My invitation is to use our courage to be direct and honest

I personally thank you for reading this article, I celebrate your courage and resilience.

And now that you know a little more about me, I invite you to take a moment to look around, staying curious, being brave and spreading love and take a moment to reflect about the following questions:

  • How direct and honest are you being with yourself today?
  • What situation needs brutal honesty in your life?
  • How different your interactions could be, if you have the courage to be direct, honest and authentic?
  • What first step and action towards a less safe and more honest person are you willing to take today?  

Please stay at home, take a deep breath, keep yourself safe, and remember that:

We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!


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