People tell me their secrets.
Then wonder why I am in turmoil.
Well, yes! How can they think it won’t affect you? I hope you are okay!
Oh I am. It was a random thought when thinking about things people have told me over the years. 🙂
Spans so said……….., but don’t say I told you.
Oh yeah……. THAT kind of secrety……
It’s hard to be a bottomless pit😘
Perfect statement MW51 !
Right, sometimes we’re just better off not knowing!
I know it sure helps to be able to tell people things. But I must be great at keeping secrets. Ant THAT is no secret….
This is so hard. I know. Detaching from those stories and not taking them on as our own is not easy to do, but must be done for our own wholeness.
I think of a pediatric ICU nurse and how she must learn to protect herself in order to do her work and live a happy life. It is the same, although perhaps not so heart breaking, for many of us.
That is a perfect analogy Val. As a Keeper of Secrets I want to be there for those who need to share. But the learning to detach is the important thing. I wonder if priests who hear confession feel like this?
I expect some of them do Colleen….
compartmentalizing is so tough.
It sure helps if one can do that though.
*sigh* Secrets weigh heavy. A responsibility never taken lightly.
Love your shadow people. Been missing them. Need more because they are soo delightful.
Happy Valentine’s, Colleen. ❤ ❤
Thank you Tess! 😀 You’re my favorite today. I really enjoy doing them. 🙂 ❤ Happy Valentines Day!
You are welcome, Colleen. ❤ Thank YOU. 😀
Sending you a loving cyber heart/emotion vacuum cleaner with a special attachment to remove others’ secrets. Happy ❤ day to you sweet friend.
Thank you dear Paulette! ❤
I'm sure most people who tell secrets, feel better, than wish they could make the other person forget the secret. 😉
it’s very hard -hugs )
It’s not easy being a secret keeper. Thank you Beth.
turmoil for sure xx
I know it’s part of relationships sometimes…..supportive even if it causes us turmoil. 😉
I love the saying: “How can they expect me to keep their secret when they couldn’t keep it?” ;-D!
Hahahahahahahaha! Well THAT is perfect Russ!
Sometimes that is the way of it. Reminds me of Midas’ wife who told her husband’s secret to a stream just to get it out. Secrets are hard things for everyone…and regrettably at times necessary.
Regrettably. And sometimes the secret may just be about a feeling. Something not to be shared with the world for lack of trust in the world. But something that needs shared for a pressure relief kind of reason.
Yeah. That is rough, but as a new age friend would say, salt bath and sage smudge, then tea. Get the negative off of yourself energetically. Cheesy but I find it helpful.
Good energy is never cheesy friend.
People trust you, Colleen, to keep their secrets. If there is something you feel not willing to keep the secret, if the information seems important to let someone know, this would create turmoil in my mind and emotions, too. I have gone back to people and said, “You need to tell a professional/parent/spouse or pastor. . . This is too serious a secret to not share with those who need to know.” (Examples: cancer, pregnancy or laws broken.)
Yes, I am good about saying these things as well Robin. This post was evoked from a passing thought. My friends are wonderful. The purpose of this post was to diagram the thought/idea I had. I’m lucky to not have this situation very often in life. I have had it, but not often.
Trust and kindness are essential Colleen, and I think it is who you are in this world to so many who need you. Aren’t they jolly lucky. Although it is such a balancing act to hold a confidence for someone and let it go.
Awwww MM, you are so good to me. 🙂 Jolly lucky seems to be a pretty good thing, it’s I, who actually feels that.
Secrets can cause anguish, just knowing something someone else is dealing with can hurt. And on the flipside of that. Just knowing someone else is listening, helps too.
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