"It's time we should talk about it, there are no secrets kept in here"
The above lyrics are courtesy of China Crisis and their wonderful tune from the 80's Wishful Thinking. They seem quite poignant, as currently I am participating in Hannah Marcotti's Making Space for Surrender which is inviting me to open up to what I am currently fighting with in my life and understand the truths to emerge from the fight. One of my truths is that I keep secrets, my own, and others. Why do I keep my own secrets? To stay safe. Safe from judgement and criticism from others.
Does keeping my secrets enhance my life? - No.
Can I begin to reveal my secrets? Yes, but maybe only slowly in a gentle unravelling kind of way.
Secret No 1 - I like to hug trees
Secret No 2 - I have been a sinner
Secret No 3 - I'm not good at Maths
Secret No 4- I often wonder why the banks can't print more money to get the economy out of recession
Secret No 5 - I have seen my own Aura - it was like a light show
Secret No 6 - I used to be a really good speller, now my spelling is detoriating as I get older - I worry about this
Secret No 7 - I like to break rules
Secret No 8 - I play hide and seek with my Dog
Secret No 9 - I sometimes fart when I cough - this is getting embarassing, particularly if it happens in supermarkets!
Secret No 10 - I shout at the TV when England are playing
Do you have secrets you would like to share?