Hitting that publish button can feel like the most terrifying thing in the whole world.
And yet, you have already been through some of the worth experiences of your life (or anyones' lives).
To share your business with everyone, on a global scale ----> because let's be real and state that anyone can become viral from a simple message <---- is so possible thanks to social media.
And that is... scary.
But I want to invite you today to think of it as amazing. I am asking you to drop all the things you have previously heard or felt about airing out ya biz on social media. I want you to just have a clear mind, free of worry or fear, and just HEAR what I am about to explain.
Pressing that publish button and unleashing your bad experiences into the world, filled with triggers and gooey details, is the exact ACTION this world needs you to take.
Let us take a quick review of how evil and sadness spread across the world. How injustices, prejudices, and discrimination contaminate cultures and infiltrate our species like a deadly toxin. Remember all the horrific actions in history and how they were addressed or abolished.
Silence kills billions. What fights and overpowers bad are the noisemakers. The movers. The makers. The bringers of messages and impactful words.
Who has the ability to change the world and spread love to defeat darkness?
It is not cheesy or cliche. It is not a grandiose vision.
It is not an illusion.
Money might make bad things get brushed under the rug, but those who speak out for the good do get heard.
You can help make a difference when you speak out about all of the bad in your life if you spread your message in the right way.
If you take responsibility for doing good and step into your power, your words and your voice WILL MAKE CHANGE.
I see people post on Facebook about how much of a mistake it is to post personal stories or problems. And I can understand, given their point of view, where they are coming from.
But if this is you, I want to simply say that there is a right way to speak a truth and a wrong way.
When someone goes through a hardship or a trauma, it is not a casual thing to post about it.
It takes a lot of bravery and vulnerability to write about something like rape, abortion, molestation, physical abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse, being gas lighted and manipulated, experiences with addictions, OCD, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self harm, and other #traumatic events.
When someone writes publicly about how a loved one robbed them of an emotion or experience, it is the audiences' job to UNDERSTAND IT. To validate it. To feel it and empathize.
Empathy, compassion, understanding and validation are what trauma survivors need most from healthy people.
They already received the opposite from the unhealthy people in their lives.
This is not a vent session about forgetting your keys in your car (which does suck). This is about a fellow human being treated wrong.
This should alarm you.
You should want this shit to never happen.
If trauma experiences do not make you feel ANGRY then you BETTER CHECK YOURSELF.
If you cannot empathize with others through the hardest times in their lives and even more so when they relive it but speaking out about it, then you BETTER CHECK YOURSELF.
Words are powerful. Speaking a truth that can out the bad in this world is how we as humans progress. It is how we identify the problem areas in each other's lives and then LIFT EACH OTHER UP.
When I see people say "Facebook is not a place for sharing personal things" I shake my head.
Because Facebook is home to countless ADVERTISEMENTS, posed photos and recollections of memories, funny memes, and "check-ins" at cool places.
It is the marketing sphere we all spend our time scrolling in, shop in, get our trends from, and circulate for vicarious lifestyles in order to avoid our own.
What social media is supposed to do is bring people together. Connect them. Empower them.
I am on social media to impact lives. As I grow, mature, and heal myself I become more aware of this.
Facebook is not a Utopia for me.
Facebook is the place where I show up most REAL.
Facebook is the place where I show up most AUTHENTIC.
And in order for me to give my feed purpose + my reality purpose, I have to invite and welcome all stories and real visions with open arms.
I invite all of my friends here to share their unhealthy experiences. And I am here to receive them with love, not judgement.
So long as I live in a pond of judgement, I will never swim in the ocean of awakening.
This will only make sense to some. And that is ok.
This is how I filter my friends and my circle. The difference is, I do not fill a tiny circle with who I find acceptable to play in my pond.
I LEAVE behind whoever is content with thinking small. Being small. Living small. Living inactive. Living silent.
I will not be silent. I will not be comfortable in a small space.
I know there needs to be love for progress.
And not everyone is "my tribe".
My tribe are the speakers, the shakers, the movers, the makers. They are the ones that know silence is the nourishment of all evils.
So we use our voices to feed the truth.
Published by Jean Soto JS Jaded Savior blog: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Soto, mother of 3 and wife, is a writer + artist in the Hudson Valley, NY community.
Content mention of Rape, Abuse, Neglect, Addictions, Mental Illness, Kidnap, Molestation, Child abuse, Teen Pregnancy, Abortion, birth, body image, gender/identity dysphoria, sexuality, personal trauma, domestic violence and other extremely personal stories. Please practice caution. I am not a licensed physician or mental health professional. No medical prescribing is provided on this site, Only personal insights, experience stories, and advice; All stories published have had prior authorization. Questions? Contact Jean at: email@example.com
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