Have you heard of Jen Elizabeth?
She is the author of a book called "𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝑾𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏" which can be found on amazon.
You can find her on instagram @resurrektion_of_me
I am sharing a post that she tagged me in and like usual I am going to ramble.
I felt this "Don't trust, don't talk, don't feel." kind of dysfunction from a very young age. There was a time when I thought that it was more intentional. Something that had been taught. .
But I have come realize that it was just years and years and generations and generations of unhealed emotional trauma, baggage and ignorance (disguised as bliss) passed on and on with no one the wiser. No one to educate anyone about the possibility of emotional security and the wonders of allowing oneself the opportunity for the strength that comes with being vulnerable.
Like being given an option to wear a pair of glasses that changes the way the world looks when you wear them. But not realizing I had an option. Everyone else was wearing them. That's just what people do. And I'm a person right? If I weren't wearing them would I still be?
"Forgive them for they know not what they do" comes to mind. And I'm not even religious. But wise words are wise words. And I'm not wearing those glasses anymore.