There is a pain in keeping secrets. And in revealing them.
The problem with pain is that healing is inevitable. But when one keeps a secret, revelation may or may not happen. Good news, bad news, if kept a secret will never amount to anything except lint in our memories. The worst is the bad news which feels like mold on the pages of the book of our lives.
Secrets imprison us within ourselves. And we hold the keys. The burden of sharing the depth of who we are is a risky option, and understandably so. Secrets shackle us and weaken us. Yet the lesson in being weak is that we need one another in order to be truly human.
Confession is where everything breaks down. It is equally painful. But liberating. It’s like an open door of opportunity: to heal, to close a chapter, to move on, to be free.
Both experiences are exquisitely human. Yet only one is worth all the pain.
Season 2, Episode 12: La Douleur Exquise