Brene Brown’s quote reminds me of Tom’s car bumber sticker which he talks about being “fuck you isn’t freedom” which is easier than saying I am hurt.
In general, I notice that I try to freeze my internal responses as to cut it off before it peaks and becomes noticeable to people outside of me of what I am feeling inside like vulnerable/uncomfortable/nervousness/anxiousness/fearfulness. I work so hard to hide it and keep it contained.
I can so relate to that Michelle! I swallow whatever is going on in a moment when I’m feeling vulnerable. I want to pretend I’m just fine when I feel hurt. Your statement about freezing up helped me relate to what I’m feeling inside. Helped me name what goes inside myself – helped me see myself more clearly. Thank you.
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