If you are too afraid to say what’s on your mind for fear of drastic consequences, you’re in the wrong company.
Silencing yourself for the comfort of others is an injustice to your character.
Be courageous enough to speak, preferably with composure and tact and if your words are disregarded or aren’t met with some degree of understanding and compassion, note it!
Staying in the company of those who cannot accept your thoughts are the same people who will slowly and cleverly oppress you into becoming mute and withdrawn in their company for their own benefit. You’ll be manipulated into being too afraid to express your emotions.
Setting boundaries, voicing opinions or wanting reassurance makes you confidently and unapologetically human and ALIVE! Some need it more than others and that’s ok. To know what you will and will not accept, reflects your personal level of self worth. Acknowledging your insecurities, asking for reassurance and honouring your feelings makes you FUCKING brave, vulnerable and powerful all at the same time!
Don’t allow people to bask in all the glory of your awesomeness if they cannot tolerate and support you when you need your feelings heard and responded to. They should respect ALL that is you, even if your opinions differ or your boundaries are not the same. That’s what friendships are made of, that’s what love is.
Feeling safe and protected amongst people you care about, whatever your thoughts or emotions, should be a priority. When you give someone the freedom to open up to you, you make them feel comfortable enough to be themselves and less available to open up to someone else.