In recent weeks, I’ve come across several different websites that were talking about author Glennon Doyle Melton, who wrote the newest Oprah Book Club selection, Love Warrior.
In learning more about her, I found her to be refreshingly honest and wise, as demonstrated in her interview on Super Soul Sunday. In the snippet from the show, she discusses the “I’m fine” response.
We may indeed be fine today, but we might also be scared or hurt or confused on other days. I’m sure many of us can relate to feeling one way on the inside, and ‘acting’ quite differently on the outside by saying all the right things.
There does seem to be a common indoctrination to truth telling, that rewards all our positive feelings and gives less approval to the painful ones.
However, embracing the truth about our internal world, and sharing it with those we trust, is a healthy step to growth and transformation.
Are you able to accept your true feelings, or do you judge yourself for being less than fine?