I think every one of us has an amazing story inside of us. I would bet that you have lived through some incredible, even shocking, life events. But most of us keep our most poignant stories to ourselves. Most of us are afraid that if we share our stories, we will be judged by others. And that could lead to serious consequences like the loss of relationships or even the loss of a job.
So we hold it inside where it can gradually make us sick. And I have to tell you, it just isn’t worth it. You are too precious to cheat yourself in that way.
I get why you might not want to tell all your stories to everyone. But for the sake of your own sanity, you need to find at least one person you can share the WHOLE truth with. Even if that one person is a stranger on a train.
In my case, I choose to share my stories with you. Sure there are one or two stories that I have only shared with my closest friends. But my level of transparency is rare and it suits me very well. I breathe easier and I experience myself as being more integrated and whole.