Do you own a credit card? They are so horribly convenient. You take what you want, and all they do is take a plastic card from you. It seems so painless.
Painless, until the bill comes due. And then, dear reader, it is time to pay the piper. And sometimes the price is steep and painful.
That is like secrets. We can only keep a secret for so long. Eventually we have to deal with what we are hiding to the world.
Think about your deepest, darkest secret. The secret that you vow you will take to the grave. What price are you paying emotionally to keep that secret hidden from the world?
Another thing about paying on credit – you pay with interest. It may be easier and quicker to pay on credit; but you end up paying a lot more money in the long run.
The same holds true when keeping a secret. Whatever you are hiding may be embarrassing; even painful. But it makes much more sense to deal with it openly and deal with the consequences. That way you can get on with your life. But if you keep it bottled up in you, it eats away at you. You eventually suffer from depression, anger, stress and the like. You suffer needlessly.
Is that worth it? I don’t think so.
There is something wonderfully healing about letting go of secrets. By telling only one person, you can let it out and let it go; and make a fresh start.
Sure, there may be consequences to whatever it is you were hiding, but once you deal with those consequences you are free and clear.
And being free and clear from debts – monetarily or emotionally – is a wonderful thing.