I feel that we have not raised our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to tell the truth. When we withhold the truth for generations, then our behavior becomes distorted. When we tell our girl children to be caretakers for their brothers and fathers whether they want to or not. Or when we tell them that their intrinsic worth is determined by what they do for others and not what they do for themselves. Or when we tell them that they are not enough but must keep doing more and more.
And when we tell our sons and grandsons that they must not cry and be vulnerable. That they need to be taken care of because they are emotionally limited. Or when we tell our sons that their only true worth is making money and being physically and emotionally strong.
If we deny our true nature of authenticity and doing what feels right to us then we become mean. What else can we do?
I propose that we begin today by telling the truth and doing what makes us feel good.Taking small steps for ourselves is actually healing.