Sharing our story produces wonderful feelings. Among them catharsis, satisfaction and relief. Spilling our guts, releasing our emotional energy, it feels good.
Having a bond of trust and unconditional acceptance allows us to share freely and get things off our chests. Painful memories, joyous triumphs, feelings and opinions. No judgement, instead validation, positive regard, the certainty someone genuinely cares about us.
If we are privileged to have special people in our lives we can comfortably share with on a deep level that is a very good thing. Each of us gets to choose how close we let people get to us and those we do, how much of our story we reveal.
Some things we may feel would burden a person and some of us don’t have a person like this in our lives. A counselor can help cushion us if we’re falling, stay above water if we’re drowning. Unleash all we’ve been holding in or repressing.
They can provide us the emotional release, insight, or launching pad we’ve been seeking. They can help us think through situations, evaluate our options, and make decisions.
If we find ourselves sad, bitter, angry or suffering from any kind of mental unwellness relief is available, we can share our stories.
Sharing our memories with friends and strangers alike gives us pleasure in the relatedness and belonging this creates. Sharing our insight and wisdom with others is how we can change the world.