Life is no accident.
When I was healing from many life events that had happened many years ago such as the loss of loved ones, going through anxiety and depression, being a caregiver for the critically ill and having two divorces, I talked and shared a lot about it after I had a clear understanding about what I was dealing with.
I did not have to share them but I felt called to share my healing journey because I do not want others to go through what I went through especially without having a clue of how to get back up on their feet because, in reality, some may have given up.
I find that sharing, being vulnerable and being authentic have helped me to be true to who I am and also be grounded in the lessons that life has given me. I can also empathise if one chooses to not share because sometimes people can say things that may not help in our situation and could affect the healing process. There is no linear way to heal and it’s OK to explore what would work for you.
I shared and put myself out there letting go of the fear of being judged and criticised mainly because my message was only meant for those who felt ashamed of themselves and are hiding because of the stigma that society may have about mental wellbeing, broken marriages and caregiving burnout. They can look messy in our eyes.
True enough, each time I shared, those who were in hiding (or showed zero signs of going through any hardships) came out and shared their deepest wounds and problems that they face. I become someone who holds many untold stories of the sufferings that people have.
I don’t share about other people’s problems in great detail because that is the trust that they’ve given me and that does not mean that problems do not exist or that people do not have challenges.
I just want you to know that if you feel that you got no one to talk to about your problems or hear you let things off your chest, you can reach out to me through kamilahMS.com
Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is intended to diagnose, treat or cure any physical or serious mental health medical conditions. If you have a physical or medical condition, you should seek the advice of your medical professional immediately.