~ Brene Brown
noun: share; plural noun: shares
a part or portion of a larger amount which is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute.
one of the equal parts into which a company's capital is divided, entitling the holder to a proportion of the profits.
an instance of posting or reposting something on a social media website or application.
verb: share; 3rd person present: shares; past tense: shared; past participle: shared; gerund or present participle: sharing
have a portion of (something) with another or others
Yes, your story always needs to be told and it must be in your voice. That is how you own your authentic self and you never know how your story may help someone else who may be in a similar position but not sure how to reach out. But there is a difference between sharing to help and sharing for support. Brene Brown has a lovely analogy for who has earned the right to hear your story.
Sharing all has to do with trust:
- How we trust
- Who we trust
- Why we trust
The most powerful quote from that talk :
"Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of someone else."
When you share your story you are making yourself vulnerable to the judgement of others. Human nature is such that not everyone, even those closest to us, will always have our best interests at heart. As a result we must be wise about who we share with. Your healing comes with sharing. Don't let that scared part of your journey be exposed to the those who you do not or cannot trust, especially if you are at a very fragile stage in your life.
Share your story in such a way that you will always uplift yourself (and others), even when parts of the story are to brutal to bear thinking about. There in lies the true power. You will continue to heal and you will give others hope that healing is possible.
Most of all you will be honouring your story in a way that only you can - in your own words.