Evita Ochel: Suppressing Your Truth Isn’t Helping Anyone

Openhearted Rebel

Photo - Evita OchelWritten by Evita Ochel, The Golden Age of Gaia, March 3, 2015

Many of us live our life based on the idea that we cannot share what we really feel or think, out of courtesy or consideration for another. However, when we examine why we so often live by suppressing our truth, we come to see that our reasons for doing so are not quite as selfless or admirable as we may presume them to be.

By trying to protect the other, we are often simply trying to protect some aspect of our illusory self. In this essay, we will examine the consequences of not living our truth — how this impacts us and those around us — and I will also share with you 5 tips for authentic self-expression.

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