My He(ART)-Full Life

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

our stories, our truth

"Stories heal because we become whole through them. In the process of...discovering our story, we restore the parts of ourselves that have been scattered, hidden, suppressed, denied, distorted, forbidden."
                                                                                        -Deena Metzger
I have been writing...a lot. Trying to reach far far back...deep into memories + heart to find all of my truths and put them down on paper. It's something I have been trying to do for a long, long...long time...but whenever it gets too painful (and it always does)...I get super busy (on purpose) and put it all away until my stories start calling me (and they always do). So...I am making a strong commitment to stay with it, to go deep inside all of the pains + angers + hurts and betrayals and...and just...sit with it. It's incredibly draining...and freeing... all at once. There is a sense of relief + power that comes from standing in our truth...because no matter how difficult the path, it is grounded in our humanity + quest for our true SELVES.  I am also feeling incredibly grateful that I can come here to my blog and document my truth. Sometimes it looks and feels very ordinary is a huge be able to be open + honest with ourSELVES + each other. To write all the bits + pieces or our lives and honor them. So thank you...dear readers (and friends) for giving me this safe space to be seen + heard + felt.


scrapwordsmom said...

I am also working on my Word for 2012 is Story after all:)

It is draining yet so satisfying to me. To be honest and real...I am grateful for my blog:)

Been thinking of you!!!

patty said...

Soraya, I love this. I haven't told anyone yet but I may have an opportunity to do art & journaling with homeless/transitional women veterans. I would love to use your exact words as a catalyst(if it's OK with you!) I'm brimming with ideas over here!

laurie said...

i have avoided the truth for so many years. but now, i too, am writing and trying to make sense of it all. i even write on my way to sleep at night (in my mind.)