“What needs to be counted on to have a voice? Courage. Anger. Love. Something to say; someone to speak to; someone to listen. I have talked to myself for years in the privacy of my journals.”~Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice
Tuesday 14 June 2016
What causes someone to lose their voice? To stop talking. To withhold opinions.
Why do people disappear and/or diminish themselves?
And how does the habit of silence develop?
I don’t know the answer to these questions. But, I’ve talked to several people over the past few days who have silenced their own voices.
It’s left me asking: Where do I sing? Where do I ask questions? Where do I practice arranging words and having a say so?
I hope that today you grab a journal or a friend who listens well and speak your truth. I hope you gain clarity in the speaking and that your voice lands in a safe place.
And if you’re called to be one who shares with the world. Open up your mouth and sing. Publish your words. Put your dissenting opinion on the table. Don’t withhold yourself. For fear of reprisal. Or discomfort in learning. Or while waiting for Perfection to open the door.
Give us your voice.
BE in your life,